Explore St. Louis has retained SearchWide Global to find an enthusiastic, self-assured, proactive, and experienced leader to serve as the new Chief Commercial Officer.
The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission (DBA Explore St. Louis) is the official destination marketing organization responsible for selling St. Louis City and St. Louis County as a convention, meeting, and leisure destination and the operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex. Explore St. Louis works to attract citywide conventions, one-hotel meetings, sporting events, group tours, and individual leisure travelers to St. Louis in collaboration with more than 750 regional Partners, including hotels, restaurants, attractions, and service providers.
In line with Explore St. Louis’ vision, mission, and core values, the Chief Commercial Officer holds the pivotal responsibility of shaping crucial decisions and guiding strategies across marketing, sales, product development, and guest experience. This leadership role is central to driving business expansion and securing a stronger market presence for Explore St. Louis. The Chief Commercial Officer is instrumental in ensuring the organization’s comprehensive commercial triumph.
We’re seeking an ideal candidate who deeply comprehends consumer behavior within the tourism and hospitality sectors and carries a track record of brand development. This individual should blend a data-centric approach with a knack for innovative thinking, consistently showcasing their ability to conceive and implement effective strategies. Furthermore, adeptness in team development and management is key to fostering high-performing teams.
SearchWide Global is a full-service executive search firm, placing hundreds of executives, primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management, and experiential marketing industries. Specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations. Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, USA, and several regional offices, SearchWide Global is able to serve clients and candidates nationwide. Founded in 1999, they have remained focused on four core values for almost two decades: INTEGRITY, ETHICS, PASSION, and RESPECT.