A partner with August Leadership (formerly Ward Howell USA, a global retained search firm with offices worldwide), Ken Greger focuses on the Travel & Hospitality Practice. He is based in Portland, Oregon, and specializes in filling C-suite and other key leadership positions for clients ranging from travel tech startups to Fortune 500 companies, inclusive of hotels and resorts, restaurants, casino gaming and integrated resorts, cruise, private equity and all things digital. He is passionate about balancing skill sets with cultural DNA to achieve the targeted business outcomes.
Greger has spoken multiple times at The Lodging Conference, ALIS, The Global Spa & Wellness Summit and to other audiences. A frequent author, Geger’s articles have appeared in The Cornell H. R. A. Quarterly, Hotel & Motel Management, Hotel News Now, Hotel Executive and other leading industry news media, including Huffington Post. He is a certified public accountant, having started his career with Deloitte & Touche. From there he entered the world of executive search and consulting, later joining KPMG’s global search practice in Los Angeles, where he was also a member of the firm’s Entertainment Industry Practice Group. He was later recruited to lead executive search in the Western Region for Laventhol & Horwath. Greger left to launch Greger/Peterson Associates, Inc., a highly regarded executive search firm specializing in Hospitality & Leisure that ultimately merged with another firm. He joined Ward Howell USA in December 2018, which rebranded to August Leadership in February 2020.