Learn the principles to identifying and hiring the best talent from a panel of three local giants in the hospitality industry: Damien O’Riordan, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, John Horne, owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bar, and Mike Quillen, Owner of Gecko’s Hospitality Group.
This event is your opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader in our region. Allen Carlson, director of UF’s Sarasota Innovation Station and former President & CEO of Sun Hydraulics, joins us to share his philosophy on business and leadership.
About Allen Carlson
Allen Carlson joined the University of Florida’s College of Engineering in May 2016. Mr. Carlson’s role is to launch UF’s Sarasota Innovation Station (an economic development and engineering education initiative) in the Sarasota region.
Prior to this, Carlson spent 20 years with Sun Hydraulics, the last 16 years as President and CEO. During this time, Sun transitioned from a privately held company to a public company (1997 ipo / NASDAQ-SNHY). As a public company, revenue grew from $50m to $225m and with a market cap from $50m to $1.2b.
* Please note the date change to Friday, February 17th
This event is limited to 20 attendees.
Networking & Breakfast at 7:30am.
Continental Breakfast will be served.