HVS Executive Search has promoted Chris Mumford to president of EMEA and David Mansbach to president, the Americas.

Chris Mumford


HVS Executive Search, an executive search and advisory firm providing consulting services to leaders of the hotel, restaurant, gaming and real estate industries, has promoted from within and created two new senior executives.

London-based Chris Mumford, formerly managing director of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), is now president of EMEA. Mumford will head the company’s London office while supporting those in Moscow and South Africa. He also becomes the EMEA representative for global key accounts and will spearhead the opening of new offices in the region.



David Mansbach

New York-based David Mansbach, previously partner, North America, has been appointed president, the Americas. He will head the New York office while directing the company’s new South/Latin America operation.

Both Mumford and Mansbach will work closely with CEO Keith Kefgen in the management of the business and in boosting overall enterprise value. The reorganization comes in response to the global nature of HVS’s client needs.