Sourcing and attracting top talent for senior executive leadership roles. Bespoke, discreet headhunting grounded in deep hospitality sector expertise and unparalleled market access. A hands-on, tailored approach ensures impactful results.
of placements have remained in place for at least 1 year
of appointments have remained with the company for 2 years or more
of all placements made over the last 15 years are still with the hiring company
Diversity: Cervus Leadership Consulting is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace and works closely with its clients to actively build teams with diverse backgrounds and to promote the diversity agenda. On behalf of its clients, Cervus is committed to proactively considering candidates that represent every race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.
“I have engaged Chris on numerous occasions over the years and have always valued his expertise and advice. The talent pool that he has been able to produce has been excellent and resulted in many successful (tenured) executives and key players.”
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
“I have for many years now sought Chris’s advice, or point of view on various professional matters, both personally and as a client. He brings an intellectual, human and pragmatic view to the table that make his insights particularly valuable.”
“Over the past few years, YOTEL has transitioned from a start-up environment to a scaleup business employing over 1,000 associates across 4 continents. The single most important factor for our success is our people. As a trusted advisor, Chris has been pivotal in finding the best talents and designing the right organization for our business across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His judgement and market knowledge have always been highly valued.”
“I have known Chris Mumford for almost 20 years. He was key in securing many of Radisson Hotel Group’s key development executives in EMEA who are all performing extremely well. In my book, he comes highly recommended for critical executive search assignments.”
Radisson Hotel Group
“Chris Mumford has assisted me in building my teams over the years and I can recommend him without hesitation as he has excellent industry knowledge and network.”
Principal Real Estate
“Chris took on a challenging search for us and did a great job finding the ideal Managing Director for our remote, luxury resort in Panama.”
Belvedere Property Management
Cervus Leadership Consulting is founded by Chris Mumford. Chris has an extensive track record in advising the global hospitality sector in the areas of leadership and talent. He works on behalf of brands, operators, family offices, private equity, and sovereign wealth funds across the Hotel, Casino, Serviced Apartment, Hostel, Branded Residential, and operational Real Estate sectors.
Active throughout EMEA, Asia and the Americas, Chris is a frequent speaker and author on human capital issues in the hospitality industry. He is a promoter of hospitality as a career choice and an active advocate for greater diversity in the workplace. Chris is co-founder of the Hospitality Resilience Series, a community initiative to support hospitality leaders in strengthening their personal resilience and inner immunity.
Chris also serves as Head of Leadership Services on behalf of HoCoSo, a multi-discipline hospitality consulting firm, and is board advisor to LHC International, a multi-sector recruitment firm. Having lived and worked in Germany, Japan and New York, Chris now resides in London with his wife and two sons and is passionate about anything that goes fast on four wheels.
* Cervus is a genus of deer. The deer is a representative animal for the Enneagram Type Six personality. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. They are loyal, form strong lasting bonds, keep an eye out for danger, foresee problems and foster cooperation. Chris is an Enneagram Six.