Following a successful Senior Level career with Hilton Hotels Corporation, Dennis Koci is currently available to provide Hospitality and Performance Management Consulting services. Most recently, as Senior Vice President of Operations Support for Hilton Hotels Corporation, he was responsible for corporate Hotel Support supervision of such key hotel functions as Front Office, Engineering, Housekeeping, Safety, Security, Food & Beverage, Commercial Leasing, Technical Services and Performance Management. Koci joined Hilton in the Front Office of The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago and prior to joining the corporate staff in 1986, he served as a General Manager for Hiltons in Los Angeles, Dallas and Hawaii.
In his present role, Koci can assist forward looking organizations create value and improve performance through the alignment of the enterprise strategic direction with the goals of their operational business units and internal support/improvement initiatives. He can play a key leadership role in guiding a company’s continuing drive for growth and operational excellence. He can also provide expert witness testimony on hotel operations, standards of care, and other hospitality related topics.
He is a frequent lecturer at academic and hospitality industry venues, (UCLA Hospitality Investment Conference, USC Executive MBA program, WSU-Burtenshaw Lecture series, The Conference Board, Am Strategic Mgmt Institute, The Balanced Scorecard Collaborative and HITEC) offering perspectives on a wide range of issues from consumer trends and performance management to technology’s impact on the hospitality industry.
Koci is a graduate of the University of Illinois – Chicago, where he received a BS Degree in Business Economics, and in 1983 received his MBA Degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University – Dallas.
He enjoys photography, chess and competes annually in the Los Angeles Marathon. He is a credentialed instructor for the state of California, and has taught Applied Management at the California State University – Northridge, and Business courses at the University of Hawaii – Hilo.