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Jeff Foster

Hospitality, Theme Parks, Zoological


San Diego, California, United States
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Hospitality, Attractions/Theme Parks, Zoological Operations, and Capital Expense Expert

Key Consulting Services

  • Theme Park/Amusement Park Operations
  • Hotel Single Property/Multiple Property Operations
  • Zoological Organization Admin and Operation
  • Construction, Project, & Development Management
  • Administrative Process Improvement

Expertise

Jeff is an expert in Hospitality, Attractions/Theme Parks, and Zoological Operations. His innovative and visionary approach has been honed during extensive experience developing world-class strategies pushing optimal, efficient, and effective operations. His luxury hospitality, attraction, zoological, and multiple location operational experience in various service industries, along with his history of exceeding growth objectives while building vendor relationships, customer relationships, and customer satisfaction has established a track record of transforming challenges into successes using change management. He leverages hisĀ  business and financial acumen to accelerate performance and catapult growth. Jeff's considerable expertise in development, construction processes, project management, and CAPEX make him a valuable asset to his AHZ Advisors clients.

Background

  • 9 years Corporate Director of Performance for global organization with 26 sites.
  • 4 years Chief Operating & Development Officer for unique bi-national company with operations in United States and Mexico. Management of $35 to $175 million Capital Expense projects.
  • 28-year Hotelier for Hyatt, Marriott, Walt Disney World Resorts, and luxury independent hotels.
  • 4 years Leadership in attraction operations for Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Disney Parks, and SeaWorld.
  • 5 years project management and leadership in zoological organizations including Zoos Victoria, Woodland Park Zoo, San Diego Zoo, National Zoo, Chester Zoo, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and others.
  • 17 years Process Improvement practitioner using Lean, Six Sigma, Business Process Management, JIT, TPS, and TQM.

Professional & Other

Certified Meeting Planner
Certified Master Lean
Certified Master Six Sigma Black Belt
Certified Business Process Management Associate
Project Management Professional
Fluent in English and Spanish language
BS in Material Science Engineering from Ohio State University

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