Arnold Szepesi

Arnold Szepesi

Head of Sales at GoodFestival
Lives in Lausanne, Switzerland
over 6 months ago

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Every brand has stories to tell - stories that will not only engage, enlighten, shock, enchant and impact their audience - but that will also convey measurable business achievements.

Throughout my experience across various industries I have always been the conduit between brand and consumer. I’m well-versed in hospitality management, negotiations, planning and development, relationship management, operations, learning and development.

If you’re interested in grabbing coffee and talking shop, please send an email my way.

Experience

  • Head of Sales and Partnerships

    Majamba GmbH - Switzerland

    Other
    June 2018 - Now · 6 months

  • Head of Sales

    GoodFestival - Lausanne, Switzerland

    Management
    May 2018 - Now · 7 months

  • Global Sales & Business Development Manager

    Wall Street English - Geneva, Switzerland

    Management
    March 2015 - January 2018 · 2 years and 12 months

    In charge of business operations, sales & international student recruitment, strategy and playing a key role in the rapid growth of Wall Street English. Designed, developed and implemented new educational products and services such as our International Student Programme and Language Travel programme resulting in over 1M CHF in revenue in the first year. Led cross-functional work with Marketing, Academics, Legal, Service and 3rd party teams. Take an active role on the general guidelines of each department within the organization in order to support the performance of individual managers and their goals set out by management. Identified new key markets, successfully launched a new products and managed a global network of internal (our global school network) and external (agents) partners in order to promote educational solutions in Switzerland.

  • Marketing & PR Manager

    RTL - Budapest, Hungary

    Sales & Marketing
    April 2012 - August 2014 · 2 years and 5 months

    Managed both online and offline campaigns including social media advertising, sponsorship, email marketing, PR, direct mail, print and events coordination for RTL Broadcasting (RTL Group) Participated in the updating of content for all online publications; in the development of all online media; in the coordination of improvement projects for online media and other communication projects

  • Hotel Contracting & Business Development Manager

    Thomas Cook Group - Oberursel, Germany

    Management
    February 2010 - February 2012 · 2 years and 1 month

    Responsible for hotel contracting for the Central European region with annual revenues over 250 million Euros. Developed new and managed existing partnership with hotel chains, airlines and destination management companies. Lead contract negotiation with our partner hotels and Destination Management Companies in the EMEA region. Contributed to new product development projects (i.e.: mobile apps, booking engines, website). Review and reporting of performance of delivering KPI’s and targets. Created internal ‘best practice sharing’ culture, guidelines and liaised between Thomas Cook East countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary). Direct report to the CEO.

  • Protocol Assistant to the Founder/CEO

    Montreux Jazz Festival - Montreux, Switzerland

    Events
    July 2009 - August 2009 · 2 months

    Assisted artists and VIP's with their tasks and duties. Worked closely together with artists such as Prince, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Black Eyed Peas and Grace Jones. Also assisted companies such as UBS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Swiss, Parmigiani, Heineken and Philip Morris.

  • Sales & Marketing Management Trainee

    Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide - Budapest, Hungary

    Sales & Marketing
    July 2007 - February 2008 · 8 months

Education

  • MBA in Hospitality Management

    École hôtelière de Lausanne - Lausanne, Switzerland

    August 2018 - Now

  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Honors, Dual Major

    Hotel Institute Montreux - Montreux, Switzerland

    January 2007 - February 2010

  • Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hospitality Management

    SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School - Leysin, Switzerland

    January 2007 - February 2009

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Hungarian
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • French
    Professional working
    60%
  • Chinese
    Notions
    20%

Skills

  • E-business
  • Inventive and creative
  • New business development
  • Project manager
  • Quick problem solver
  • Staff-training
  • Strong negotiator
Connections
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F&B Service Intern at Golf-Hôtel René Capt
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Former Consultant in Hotel and Tourism Industry at Self-employed
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