We're proud of our team and their diverse backgrounds and experiences. It's what makes us great. In our "Connecting with our Experts" series, we're excited to shine light on our talented leaders to share their story and their insights.
Next up is Brendan LeBlanc! Brendan is a tenacious leader and avid sports fan. He is the true embodiment of a "growth mindset". When Brendan speaks up, his team and peers alike listen attentively.
Q: What was your first job in the hospitality industry?
Brendan: Wait Assistant(Busser)
Q: What's one trend have you noticed in the hospitality industry that excites you? Where do you see it going in 2021?
Brendan: The industry is really coming together to support each other. I see the industry sky rocketing up once the okay has been given, and hospitality really rebounding like no other industry has seen.
Q: What is one skill or hobby you've picked up since March?
Brendan: I have focused on cooking at home. Everything from baking to creating my own sauces for dishes. I enjoy it quite a bit and look forward to learning more about it and being even more creative with it.
Q: If you could meet 1 leader for coffee, who would it be and why?
Brendan: Bill Belichick, of course I’m a fan, but more for his insight on motivating players, coaching a team, and the role of general manager. Bill has also grown a lot of coaches around him throughout the years, and I see parallels with what I have done so far in my career with the leaders I’ve developed.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Brendan: South Korea. I lived in Korea when I was 7-8 years old, and I would love to explore it again as an adult. Digging into the history and enjoying the food would be top of my to-do list!
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