Helmut Rueckert is Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations for PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc, leading the operations function for the company's' hotel portfolio of first-class properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Prior to PMHS, Helmut served as President of Seagate Hospitality Group, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Seagate developed, owns and operates the luxury Seagate Beach Club and The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach. His previous experience includes 35 years of upscale hotel and restaurant management in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Rueckert served as Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President at Crescent Hotels & Resorts. From 1998 to 2004, he held the position of Vice President of Operations at Hudson Hotels, an owner and operator of independent, full service hotels and resorts and select service properties with Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Choice Hotels flags. Prior to Hudson Hotels, Helmut was with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for 12 years, where he held several hotel-level executive positions throughout the country.
Helmut has an outstanding track record in sales and marketing, cost controls, quality assurance and the development of strong, efficient property teams. He produces positive results in difficult business environments with a strong focus on equity returns.
Born and educated in Germany, Rueckert attended the Culinary School for the Hospitality Industry where he earned his certification as a chef, as well as the Fachoberschule Marktheidenfeld, where he concentrated in Business and Accounting.