Chris Shatto

Chris Shatto

Contributing Recruiter, Hospitality

Chris Shatto is a highly accomplished and respected hospitality leader with over 20 years of experience in hospitality management of upscale and luxury hotels and clubs. He’s worked for brands including Marriott, Fairmont, and several independent properties.

With exceptional communication skills and a strategic mindset, Chris has held senior leadership positions and gained deep insights into the industry. His remarkable journey and authoritative role make him a sought-after expert in senior management and C-Suite recruitment in the hospitality industry.

As the owner of Gecko Hospitality, a renowned recruiting firm specializing in senior management and C-Suite positions, Chris leverages his extensive expertise to deliver outstanding talent acquisition and recruitment services. With a keen understanding of client requirements, market insights, and top-level hospitality recruitment, Chris has established Gecko Hospitality as a trusted and respected force in the industry.

Chris is the recruitment chair on the board of directors for the Charlotte, North Carolina chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.