Company Info: The Dingman Co.
Web site: www.Dingman.com
Address: 650 Hampshire Rd., No. 116, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Advice: Find a mentor/sponsor who has a management style you want to learn from. Ask to talk with those who would be your peers before taking a job.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Track record of success, acute business mind, continuous learning, self-confidence, someone who mentors subordinates and stretches them a lot.
Job function specialization: CEOs/Presidents/General Managers; CFOs; Board of Directors; COOs; VPs
Geographical Focus: Global
Companies I often recruit for: Pleasant Travel, Herschend Family Entertainment, Azusa Pacific University, Strongtower Financial, Jones Lang Lasalle
Favorite historical figure: Favorite historical figure: David, the shepherd boy who went on to be King of Israel
Education: Cornell University, Hotel Administration, B.S.,1974
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Employment history: The Dingman Co, VP, then President, 1986-present
Other interests: Travel, cooking, nonprofit boards, caring for a wife with MS
Professional/Membership Affiliations: Assn. of Executive Search Consultants, Intl. Society of Hospitality Consultants, Natl. Assn. of Corporate Directors, Penrhyn Intl., The Cornell Hotel Society
Experience in executive search consulting: 21 years
High Profile Placement: President, Pleasant Travel, 2007
Other paths I might have pursued: Consultant in strategic planning and organizational structure.
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Continued devaluation of the dollar will bring increased tourism and investment dollars to the U.S.