With over 29 years experience in the consulting field, Ricardo Mader Rodrigues
comprehensive expertise in the hospitality and tourism industries in 10 countries in Latin
America and other regions.
His consulting experience includes market research and analysis,
facilities evaluation, financial projections, feasibility studies, development of marketing strategies
and marketing plans, planning and development assistance, and operational evaluations, hotel
companies selection and contract negotiation, and asset management.
Quoted in various industry publications, Mr. Rodrigues
has been a guest speaker on numerous
topics in hospitality and tourism seminars, including market analysis and financial projections
and the state of the lodging industry in Brazil.
Professional experience includes:
¨ Partner of HIA/Horwath HTL
- São Paulo, Brazil
¨ Responsible for HIA´s
annual industry report "Lodging Industry in Numbers - Brazil"
¨ Managing consulting assignments for international hotel companies such as Marriott
as well as other domestic organizations
Mr. Rodrigues is a member of ISHC and is a graduate of the Business Administration School of
Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
has undertaken further study in hotel
management, strategic planning for the hotel industry, and consulting for hotels and related
industries at the "School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University".
was supplemented by a formal on-the-job training program with an international consulting firm
in the United States.
education has been further enhanced by over 200 hours of
professional course work, training, and instruction.