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Hospitality management with interest in Business Operations and analyt

Aurora, Colorado, United States
February 20, 2018

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Van P. Rhodes, MBA



I am in a career transition to maximize utilization of education along with the invaluable skills that have been acquired in the hospitality industry.


Brand growth through quality control, innovation and consistency in process and procedure

Instituted staff changes for better labor utilization and brand adherence

Navigated environments from an airport to golf courses to brick and mortar locations

10 years management experience(25 industry) to include PNL, scheduling work, inventory and HR among other functions

Implemented standards from quality controls to codes of conduct to improve organizations

Revenue growth and cost savings

Guided organizations with $3 million and $11 million in sales in the competitive hospitality industry

Oversaw at least a 7% revenue growth in each of those organizations and others led in the past 10 years

Repurposed non-revenue generating areas to produce increased sales

Uncovered invoicing errors totaling $7,000 over 6 months

Created a document that streamlined the shipping of goods to customers saving thousands of dollars a month in productivity cost and shipping errors.


Sales strategies were developed for individual organizations tailored to target markets

Success demonstrated by 10% sales increase due to a specific campaign combining print and coupon usage. Tracking gave feedback and allowed changes in strategy for better results

Created a ratio to measure per person spending which increased from $3.4 per round of golf played to $4.5. This was due to an implemented strategy targeting after-round sales

Relationship building and outside the box thinking to increase sales

Social media strategies and email campaigns to drive sales


MBA: Regis University; Denver, CO 2011

BAS, Political Science: Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA 1996

Career Summary

Manager: 6/2015-Current

Elway’s DIA


General Manager: 5/2014-5/2015

La Sandia- Northfield


AGM: 9/2013-5/2014

Street Kitchen


AKM/General Manager: 3/2013-9/2013

La Sandia-Park Meadows/Venga Venga


General Manager: 5/2009-12/2012

Foothills Grill; Littleton, Colorado


General Manager:2/2007-10/2008

Treo at Lone Tree; Lone Tree, Colorado


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