Larry Stuart is a Hospitality Professional who has dedicated his career to service. He is a true “Servant Leader” who has built Enthusiasm, Excellence, and Greater Purpose into the teams he has been honored to serve.
Larry is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration, an Adjunct Professor, Author, Speaker and Emeritus President of the Cornell Hotel Society, FL. He currently owns and operates a 24 year-old business in Walt Disney World. He has started up, opened or operated over 50 restaurants, 7 major hotels, and 1 airline.
Larry is also a newly minted Forbes contributor. He’ll be speaking on the subject he is most passionate about, the “Guest Service Experience” that defines success across all industries!
Larry has partnered with, among others, entities such as Hilton Worldwide, Southwest Airlines, Embassy Orlando, Peabody Hotels, The Walt Disney World Dolphin, NASCAR Café, Loews Hotels at Universal Studios Florida, Hard Rock Resorts, and many other first-class brands to build world-class guest service into their DNA.
“Larry has written a wonderful and inspiring book based on a wealth of real life endeavors “on the line” and totally committed every time. His hard-earned wisdom and great insight are invaluable to those of us who share this passion.”
– Bob Reppin, Director of Operations, Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa; Emeritus F&B Director, World Disney World Dolphin-
“The Spirit of Hospitality offers a refreshing reminder of some of the often-overlooked essentials of service and servant leadership that successful organizations utilize in their quest to excel in the fast-paced hospitality industry.”
-Steve Weisz, President and CEO Marriott Vacations Worldwide-
Food Technology Investor
Dan Altschuler Malek
Dan Altschuler Malek is a Managing Partner at Unovis Partners, a global investment firm that provides early-stage funding to entrepreneurs developing plant-based and cultured meat alternatives to foods derived from conventional animal agriculture including beef, chicken, pork, dairy, egg, fish and shellfish products. Through its initial fund, New Crop Capital, the team has invested in more than 35 companies including Memphis Meats, Beyond Meats, Good Catch, Ocean Hugger Foods, Alpha Foods, Zero Egg, NUMU Vegan, and Miyoko’s. As Managing Partner, Dan explores deal flow, pursues strategic opportunities across North America and Israel, and works with founders to solve daily challenges and evaluate strategic decisions.
Dan is passionate about food, startups, and sustainability and prior to joining New Crop his endeavors included launching a snack company, heading a logistics firm, opening a restaurant and managing a creative agency. He received his BA from Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana and an MBA from Babson College. In addition to his other work, Dan serves as a mentor at Food-X, WeWork Food Labs and Startup Bootcamp. He is a board member of Zero Egg and Alpha Foods and is a board advisor to FoodSpace & Co. For more information, visit www.unovis.vc.