Mr Peter Starks - President, REDGlobal
Peter is the Co-Founder and President of REDGlobal, serving lodging, cruise, and destination clients in in over 70 countries while at the same time supporting schools, colleges, and universities around the globe.
REDGlobal is the 2011 International CHRIE, and the 2013 EuroCHRIE Industry award honoree for service to education.
In industry, Peter served as general manager of restaurants, private clubs, and international five-star hotels. He is a past SVP of JHM Hotels and past Regional Director of Marriott Hotels for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In government, he served as a Director of Tourism Projects for the United Nations, Geneva. And in education, he has been an instructor and consultant in 12 hospitality colleges, including Cornell and Ecole Hotleliere de Lausanne. With this unique career bridging industry, government, and universities, Peter brings a studied, yet pragmatic and multi-dimensional to his work.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development; and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Webster University, Geneva Switzerland.
Peter is a Certified Hotel Educator; a member of the American Society of Training and Development; an elected Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Hospitality, United Kingdom; and an industry sponsor of CHRIE International, Europe, and Asia.