Managing Director, LHC International
„Drive the client, drive the candidate – Be the Sparringspartner“.
Garry Levin knew early on that he may only realize his passions by founding his own company. Passionate about the international hotel industry, the work flows, and finances, he took matters in his own hands. Being there for people and businesses and bringing them together, he always wanted and wants to find optimal solutions. All this was realized with LHC International.
Mr. Levin attended the renowned Glion Hotel School in Switzerland where he graduated with a Bachelor in Hospitality Finance and Revenue Management. After his graduation, he worked in the operational part of the hospitality industry. He was responsible for multiple F&B departments at famous establishments like the Kempinski in Malta, the Setai in South Beach, the Jumeirah Frankfurt, and the Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. There he led teams which included up to 40 coworkers and gained valuable pre-opening experience.
At the Michael Page recruitment and consultancy firm in Frankfurt, he was then trained in the area of counselling and the so-called “headhunting”. Initially responsible for the civil engineering department, he then took over the department for logistics as he was transferred to the office in Berlin. Garry Levin learned very quickly how to precisely look for the best candidates in both branches – by inspecting the companies’ work and production processes on-site.
In the summer of 2013 he then founded his own company: LHC International. Here, he works in a very personal environment and is constantly maintaining networks. He supports companies in the international hospitality industry to find suitable employees and is helping candidates to get the best jobs. The team player has realized his visions and lives them every day.
Managing Director, LHC International
„ Bringing together the right customer with the right applicant in the right position.“
Gisela Willmes certainly counts as one of the most experienced and best-networked personnel managers in the German speaking hospitality industry. She has been in the field for over 30 years and has already filled thousands of vacancies, including extraordinary cases like a Turkish shoe shiner for luxury hotels or a Chinese General Manager.
Gisela Willmes, who is a trained saleswoman in the hospitality sector with additional training in human resources, worked for prestigious hotel companies such as Kempinski, Hilton, Four Seasons, Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, and Goco Hospitality. All this in Europe, the United States, and in Asia. She knows exactly what kind of employee a company, a department, or a team needs to be successful as she worked in these teams herself. She has a lot of experience from working at the front office, at event management, and has even been the general manager of the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain. She is very familiar with the challenges of new openings as she assisted many of them already. For example in Istanbul, Doha, Bahrain, or in Moscow.
In her time as regional human resources manager for the Berlin Marriott and the two The Ritz-Carlton hotels in Berlin and Wolfsburg she even volunteered as honorary judge at the labor court in Berlin. Furthermore, she administered the Erfa human resources management group of the 24 biggest hotels in Berlin for two years. That not being enough, she even gave lectures about maximizing quality in services through employee motivation at companies like Volkswagen, Generali, Deutsche Telekom, Hertz, SAP, PwC, Unilever, and more.
Gisela Willmes is a certified coach and her great passion has always been to help people taking the right decisions and exploring their strengths. She has never conducted interviews just to fill a vacancy. Much more, she wants to find the perfect solution for the individual involved.