With 30 years of combined hospitality experience in all sectors specific to hiring, retaining and empowering hospitality professionals, Mike and Sarah are the perfect duo to lead this important discussion in our industry. Relevant, timely and specific, their insight and inquisitive nature on the matter will surely deliver some heated discussions, a few takeaways, and some laughs along the way.

Mike Hewitt’s experience ranges from operations, brand development, human resources, building and scaling small companies, consulting and recruiting.  He successfully launched and scaled two of the nations top boutique recruitment agencies with offices in New York, California, Texas and Florida. Mike has a post-graduate degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.

Sarah began her career in restaurant operations and then transitioned into Human Resources, first as Director of Training, and then as Partner & Vice President of Human Resources & Training for Craveable Hospitality Group. She believes that, when viewed as an asset, HR empowers hospitality professionals to better understand, protect, and grow their businesses. Sarah has a degree in Political Science from Yale University, holds her CSW and WSET Advanced diploma, and is a SHRM-CP.