Ross Klein

Ross Klein

President


W Hotels

New York, NY USA


I could have never, ever, ever planned the stops along the way.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Growing up, he was always working, starting with cleaning toilets at his uncle's gas station in Melbourne, Florida
From there, he moved up to a job at Burger King.
He worked his way through college by working at Sears.
Realizing that he liked working in the retail sector, he majored in advertising and marketing.
He feels like his career goals didn't really manifest themselves until his second or third post-college job.
Says that the pressure of going from college straight into career is "a paradigm that needs to be broken."
To keep his job as president of W Hotels in perspective, he tells himself, "it's still a store."
Says that career pressures are almost always internal, so it's just a matter of managing those fears.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
University of Florida
Career

Career

President

I lead a major hotel brand, combining cutting edge design and luxury with the unique feel of an independent hotel.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Travel
Travel
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals