With more than 15 years of experience advising hospitality and leisure organizations, Ann Fastiggi is passionate about helping clients navigate their most important business and leadership challenges, including technology-driven transformation. Drawing on a highly consultative and supportive approach to client work, Ann has helped recruit some of the industry’s most successful leaders in the sector today and has an excellent track record of helping clients attract women and other leaders from historically underrepresented groups. Her clients span the hospitality and leisure sector, including hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, gaming companies, theme parks and online travel agencies (OTAs), and the broader consumer sector.

Deep knowledge of and relationships in the hospitality sector

  • Ann is a member of Spencer Stuart's Consumer, CEO and Board practices, working with clients to recruit board directors, CEOs and senior leaders in general management, finance, strategy and operations.
  • She also has a passion for the commercial side of consumer companies, including chief marketing officers, chief commercial officers, chief revenue officers, chief customer officers, brand leaders and many other sales and business development roles.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Ann was a managing director with a global search firm, where she led the hospitality and leisure practice. She started her career with another executive search firm before moving into human resources with Time.

Ann has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Temple University. She also serves on the advisory board of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration.

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