Kohler Co. – Banquet Manager, The American Club: Implement department vision, strategy and goals. Lead a team of 40 direct reports. Complete yearly performance reviews. Lead the Banquet team for events with up to 8,000 guests. Ensure compliance with Forbes 5-Star and AAA 5-Diamond ratings. Provide “Outrageous” guest experiences. Resort wide Manager on Duty experience.
Kohler Co. – Banquet Manager, The American Club: Manage all department financials-draft annual budgets, capital planning, two Income Statements, invoice processing and payroll. Year over year annual income growth of 62%. Create efficiency resulting in reduced expenses while increasing revenue. Established par levels and purchasing guides.
Kohler Co. – Analyst, The American Club: Complete multiple project proposals-obtain bids, financial analysis and final recommendations. Build and maintain expansive MS Excel databases for monitoring Sales Department performance and resort wide initiatives. Discover efficiencies through data interpritation. Provide analysis, feedback and suggestions to meet objectives
Sales & Marketing
CBRE Inc. – Sales Manager, University Center: Prospect, engage and secure conference an summer housing groups. Manage RFP’s, and submit proposals that meet and exceed client expectations. Analyze sales data and recommend actions to meet sales goals. Complete competitor analysis and market research. Collaborate on annual Marketing Plan.
My name is Jake Holtz; I am a leadership focused young professional. I believe in hard work and high quality. From a young age I was taught to do my best, and always be proud of the work I complete.
My passions are technology and startups. My first startup attempt did not end with a multimillion dollar exit, but it did teach me many lessons. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit—as a child I even marketed my lemonade stands with bicycle billboards.
I hold two Bachelor degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout: Hotel, Tourism and Restaurant Management, as well as Golf Enterprise Management. The diversity of my experience in the hospitality industry has provided me with leadership, operations, sales and financial knowledge.
I continue to look toward the future, and I am excited to face new challenges as they present themselves.
See work through
Strive for a better product
Do it right the first time
Own it - success or failure