Chris Mumford - HoCoSo


Head of Leadership Services

Executive Search, Management Assessment, Organisational Structuring, Talent Advisory, Salary Benchmarking, Incentive Design, Leadership

Chris heads HoCoSo’s Leadership Services practice providing bespoke talent solutions that support clients‘ strategic purpose and direction.

With over two decades’ experience in recruiting leadership and talent for the hospitality industry across EMEA, Asia and the Americas, he headed the EMEA executive search practice on behalf of HVS and, to date, has founded four advisory businesses, such as AETHOS Consulting Group and CERVUS Leadership Consulting. He has also been recently inducted into the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) among sixteen hospitality consultants qualified by their expertise and reputation in its 2023 membership class.

Chris goes by the principle that nothing impacts a company’s performance more than its people and his focus is on ensuring that businesses have the best leadership in the right roles. More than 90% of his placements remain with their employer for 2 years or more and over half of all his appointments are still with the hiring organization.

Husband and father of two boys, a foodie, a frequent traveler, he can tell you just as much about leadership as he could about cars and Formula 1.

Chris is a promoter of hospitality as a career choice and an active advocate for greater diversity in the workplace. He is co-founder of the Hospitality Resilience Series and often writes about human capital issues and solutions for the hospitality industry.

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