Role at RSR Partners
Ann leads the firm’s Hospitality and Leisure Practice, which serves a variety of clients in the lodging, restaurant, gaming, and travel industries. In addition to the depth of her relationships in the hospitality sector, her reach extends to the consumer and retail sectors.
Experience and Expertise
She began her career in executive search with Heidrick & Struggles in 1995. After a brief stint client side with Time Inc., she spent seven years with Spencer Stuart, helping to establish its Hospitality Practice. There, she recruited senior executives, including CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and other C-suite executives in the hotel, restaurant, gaming, cruise line, consumer travel, consumer, and retail sectors. Over the past twenty years, she has helped clients complete over 200 searches for executives in a variety of functional areas, including general management, marketing, sales, development, operations, and finance. Ann has also played an integral role in a number of CEO searches within the hospitality sector. She began her career in hospitality with a small tour operator where she specialized in sales and marketing.
Outside RSR Partners
Ann’s personal passion for travel was fueled by her parents, who grew up in Ireland and South Africa respectively and loved travel and adventure. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her master’s degree from Temple University. Ann lives in Wilton, Connecticut with her husband and daughter.