With over 20 years’ experience in human resource services, hospitality, and academic roles, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and Organizational culture. Providing advanced leadership, employee engagement, and acting HR consultant, Dr. Giffen understands the complexities of the dynamic workforce of today.
Dr. Giffen’s career began in hospitality, leading operations and providing human resource service for Fortune 500 companies including Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Marriott Hotels Worldwide as well as serving as the head of human resources for over 700 employees at Market Broiler Restaurants. Dr. Giffen then found his passion for teaching and consulting which led him to achieve a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Hospitality management with a research emphasis on human resources. This pursuit led him to the role of culture and human resource speaker where he was asked to speak at organizations including the Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, CalPoly Pomona, the International Education Corporation, and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
Currently, Dr. Giffen supports a variety of organizations including construction, finance, and hospitality in both culture and human resources strategy as well as speak at local and national audiences on H.R. strategy including person-organizational fit and culture.