Paul J. Mullaney, Managing Director, CarVal Investors
"Over the years I have been very pleased with how my company has behaved when making moral and ethical decisions. We have similar views about Bob's assistance after the hurricane at the Resort at Pedregal. Our anxieties were vastly diminished knowing that he was on property making difficult decisions and consulting us when needed. He brought a lot of leadership to the management team and became a strong advocate for our firm in front of the staff. It surely helped with the transition. Bob dealt with a difficult situation with class and steadiness. We thank him on behalf of our firm and Ramsfield."
Matthew Bogart, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, CarVal Investors
"Bob, Thank you for everything that you have done. Today is a giant step forward. Prior to the takeover I did not appreciate the complexity involved. Please pass on my personal thanks to every member of the taskforce. You guys have been great. Unbelievable experience and professionalism. Thank you!"
Geri Williams-Fitts, SVP Human Resources, Highgate Hotels
"Bob Holland is a superior senior hospitality executive with a high level of integrity and a “big picture” focus of driving significant gains in revenues and bottom–line profits. He is respected as an intuitive business strategist and performance improvement expert. His business sense, uncompromising work ethic, and genuine sincerity on various levels help create loyal support of owners, employees, suppliers and community leaders. His operational aptitude and dedication to getting things done right are unique in the industry. These skills coupled with simply being a wonderful person to work and partner with, makes Bob one of the finest operators in the business."
Tom Loftus, CMO & VP Communications, VisitPittsburgh
"I had the good fortune to be hired by Bob at Interstate Hotels and he is one of the main reasons why we were able to build such a successful communications department so quickly. He is responsive to your needs but allows you the freedom to work independently and values creativity and a sense of humor. He still makes it a point to check in on people he has supervised to see how they have been and what he can do for them."
Randy Zimmerman, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
"Bob came on board at the Charles Hotel during an extremely difficult situation (union organization), and was instrumental in keeping the associates, owners, and management team all united together.
I learned a lot during my time with Bob, and hopefully some of his style and technique "rubbed off" - he was certainly a great role mode."
Karen Vallecillo, SPHR, Area Director of HR, Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
"Bob has stellar leadership skills and a profound understanding of both the operations and human resources disciplines in the hospitality industry. It was a privilege to work for him and benefit from his mentorship."