Ann Fastiggi is a managing director and leads the firm’s Hospitality and Leisure Practice. After a decade focused on the lodging, restaurant, cruise and travel sectors, Ann joined RSR Partners in 2014 to continue to build and strengthen the senior leadership teams of her clients.
She began her specialization in hospitality and leisure during her seven-year tenure with Spencer Stuart, when the firm launched the practice, and has remained dedicated to serving clients as large as Hilton Worldwide and as entrepreneurial as New York Water Taxi. Her body of work includes senior assignments for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Choice Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide, Dunkin Brands, Carlson Restaurants, Royal Caribbean, Hertz and Ensemble Travel.
Her career in executive search began twenty years ago. Since then, Ann has successfully completed over 200 searches in the consumer, hospitality, and media industries.
Earlier in her career, Ann managed talent acquisition for Time Inc. in New York during a pivotal time in the company’s history. Prior to her career in executive search, Ann was the Director of Sales and Marketing for a tour operator that specialized in custom holidays in Ireland, Scotland and England. Ann was born in England and raised outside of Boston.
Ann earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Temple University and her undergraduate degree from Boston University. She and her family reside in Wilton, Connecticut.