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Short Bio - Manuel's Profile

Executive 61346

Manuel's Profile

iCEO #61346

Position: CEO

Nationality: USA

Experience

Global strategic leader with over 35 years of experience in the entertainment/hospitality industry, theme parks, live events, zoos, aquariums, and cruise lines. His professional career might be best described as eclectic.

Major Achievements

Brought complete financial turnaround from a 5-year deficit to record EBITDA via restructuring finances and introducing a budget monitoring system. Led outside-the-box thinking to create a results-centered and more financially conscious culture. Championed changes in organizational structure to create a “mega zoo” that became the best regional attraction and the nation’s #1 ranked zoo. Initiated a more proactive work order system, reducing outstanding work orders by 75%. Achieved zero budgetary overruns by creating and implementing a purchase order program. Increased revenue by bringing in additional retail, food and beverage outlets. Raised sales figures by improving and increasing menu items, cutting labor costs and developing merchandise. Partnered with board to author and implement a master plan resulting in building a golf course, water park and theme park targeting diverse demographics and greatly increasing number of tourist/customers, time and money spent within facility.

Industry Sector Competencies

E-Commerce/Internet

Leisure/Hospitality/Entertainment

Leisure Industry

Public Sector

non-profit

Professional Objectives

Function: CEO

Sector: Leisure

Interim Manager: No

Permanent Position: Yes

Operational: Yes

Availability: Full time

Prefered Locations: Open

Additional Professional Interests

Non executive director assignments

Personal financial investment:150-350K USD

Countries Covered

Mexico

Spain

USA

Operational Competencies

Technologies to market (Expert)

Business development (Expert)

Acquisition and shadow management (Expert)

New product or service launch (Expert)

Geographical expansion (Expert)

Company rescue or turnaround (Expert)

Close down or sell off (Expert)

Pre or post investment audit (Expert)

Nationality

USA

Home Country

USA

Availability

Full time

Education

Master's degree

Languages

English, Spanish

Management Experience

More than 15 years

Company Size

Start-up, SMB, Multinational

Founder or Co-Founder

Yes

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