Helping Hotels Create a Financially Engaged Leadership Team

Having A Financially Engaged Leadership Team Eliminates Surprises and Produces an Excellent Return on Investment. After my presentation, the hoteliers and business leaders in the audience will have a much better understanding of the following.

Imagine how much more your organization will be on track and profitable if your managers could effectively communicate and plan your hotel’s financial budget and forecast in all areas.

When financially engaged department managers track results, adjust their spending and labor accordingly throughout the month, profits quickly and dramatically increase. Revenues, expenses and payroll will no longer produce surprises. They will begin to produce predictable and consistent results month after month. That is the power of an aligned and engaged leadership team with a proven system to follow. Leadership is the key and having a proven system to elevate your results is what you need to ensure that the numbers are as important to your managers as guest service and colleague engagement.

In the hotel business, we know the guests come first, but your organization’s financial performance is always present. Managing, communicating and delivering consistent financial results is paramount to your hotel’s prosperity. The most valuable tool you have to accomplish this is creating a highly functioning team with communication around financial agreements, accountability, commitment and results.

The power of an aligned management team focused on financial results is possible if you invest in financial leadership.

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Hi David, This was by far the best session I have attended at the AHLA Conference this year. Great ideas, and a critical component of leadership teams. Thank you!


My presentation is designed to educate the audience and produce these results:

  • In your business, you will see that every leader can contribute financially.
  • There is a system to follow to achieve better, more predictable results; the monthly financial circle and every line needs an owner, F TAR W, simple and easy tools to implement.
  • You can create much greater financial security by putting your hotel on the right path to success by investing in your leader’s financial abilities; you will see a new connection.
  • Creating agreements in your organization and dropping your expectations – this is a revelation.
  • Stronger and more engaged leadership with department managers wanting responsibility for their numbers  creating the “want to” in your hotel.
  • Your team will see your commitment to their personal development and this is priceless.
  • An ROI with financial leadership training in your hotel with a proven system to achieve it.


David Lund is The Hotel Financial Coach, an international hospitality financial leadership pioneer. He has held positions as a Regional Financial Controller, Corporate Director and Hotel Manager with a major international brand for over 30 years.

He authored an award-winning workshop on hospitality financial leadership and has delivered it to hundreds of hotel managers. David coaches hospitality executives and delivers his Financial Leadership Training throughout the world, helping hotels increase profits and build financially engaged management teams.

He speaks at hospitality company meetings and associations, and he has had multiple articles published in hotel trade magazines (http://hotelfinancialcoach.com/media/) He is the author of two e-books on Financial Leadership. David is a Certified Hotel Accounting Executive through HFTP and a Certified Professional Coach (www.hotelfinancialcoach.com).

Speaking & Workshop History

 2018  Cascais Tourism Conference Lisbon, Portugal
 2018  HSMAI  Vancouver, BC, Canada
January 2018  The Fairmont Orchid Kona, Hawaii
August 2017  The Meritage Hotel and Spa Napa, CA
July 2017  Pasea Hotel and Spa Huntington Beach, CA
June 2017  Best Western Hotel Kelowna, BC, Canada
May 2017 Relais & Chateaux North American Summit Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
April 2017 British Columbia Hotel Association – Summit 2017 – Annual General Meeting  
April 2017 Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association – Annual General Meeting  
March 2017 Ocean House Watch Hill, RI
March 2017 Group H3M Saskatoon, SK, Canada
February 2017 Hilton Hotels Salt Lake City, UT
January 2017 Pacific Hospitality Group Newport Beach, CA
January 2017 Pasea Hotel Huntington Beach, CA
November 2016 HFTP San Diego, CA
October & November 2016 AAHOA Online Webinar
October 2016 HFTP Santa Barbara, CA
September 2016

Lodging Leaders Interview

Article: Increate Hotel Profits Through Financial Leadership with David Lund

June 2016

HITECH – Executive Forum

New Orleans, LA
April 2016

HFTP – Midwest Conference

Milwaukee, WI
January 2016

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Association

Los Angeles Chapter
 June 2015

Fairmont Boston Copley Plaza

Boston, MA
April 2015 Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC, Canada
March 2015 Four Points Sheraton Kelowna, BC, Canada
February 2015 Delta Hotels Burnaby BC, Canada
January 2015

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Association

San Francisco Chapter
December 2014

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, AB, Canada
December 2014 Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary, AB, Canada
November 2014 Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos, BC, Canada
September 2014 Claremont Hotel and Spa Berkeley, CA
April  2014 JMA and Associates San Francisco, CA
March 2014 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Association Monterey Chapter
November 2014 Fairmont Vancouver Airport  Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 2014 Claremont Hotel Berkeley, CA
November 2013 Coast Hotels Vancouver, BC, Canada
October 2013 HFTP San Francisco Chapter