MIAMI, FL, June 28, 2011 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, announced today that Thomas Connelly, a seasoned expert in the tourism and hospitality sector, has joined as a Managing Director in Boyden’s Miami office.
Mr. Connelly will play a key role in developing Boyden’s links to the firm’s fast growing Latin American offices and he will serve as a conduit for the burgeoning economic relationship between the Miami area and the Asia Pacific region
“We are delighted to welcome Tom to Boyden’s Miami team as we further expand our client service links among South Florida, Latin America and Asia,” said John Byrne, Managing Director at Boyden Santiago. “He brings a great experience in executive search with top name clients and he possesses a unique depth from the hospitality and tourism sectors.”
“Tom brings a strong recruiting track record in the local South Florida search market, which fits well with our plans for growth with our Latin American offices,” said Steven Bartley, Managing Director at Boyden Miami. “His experience working in multiple cultures and business environments complements our team’s diversity and makes him an effective partner in building Boyden’s local and cross-border presence.”
Mr. Connelly’s career has included 20 years in executive search with Korn/ Ferry International and at A.T. Kearney. He served in Korn/Ferry’s Washington DC office and opened the firm’s Miami Office in 1995, while helping establish a Latin American regional focus in South Florida. During his tenure, Mr. Connelly worked with some of the world’s premier hotel, airlines, cruise lines and restaurant corporations.
Most recently, he served as President/ Chief Operating Officer of a South Florida-based technology startup which developed state of the art speech recognition software for applications in the hotel and restaurant industries.
In addition, Mr. Connelly launched an innovative high-end adventure travel company in Southeast Asia building distinctive distribution channels and reaching out directly to a global audience via internet search engines. During this time, Connelly also participated in a major trade mission to Asia promoting Miami Dade County in China and Malaysia. Presentations were made in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Kuala Lumpur.
Mr. Connelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high-level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at www.boyden.com