Leadership to “Take” the Fork in the Road

(Alpharetta, GA – October 12th, 2009) This October, New Yorkers are experiencing their postseason baseball fun in a new stadium for the first time since 1923. While Yankee players claim the new ballpark feels “just like the old place,” spectators may wonder if the newness of it all will stir confusion and ultimately impact performance. Meanwhile, in the business world of 2009, the latest economic indicators report the end of the recession. However, after so many difficult months, things just don’t feel the same. This leaves many in a state of indecision; executives are asking, “Do we expand our operations or cut back?”

While newness can make some of us uneasy, leaders simply know what to do, especially in times of uncertainty. This is as true for the business of training and talent management as it is for the business of professional baseball. Whatever the industry, there is a quirky wisdom in the words of former Yankee #8, Yogi Berra, who said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

The Venza Group is doing just that. The technology-based learning firm is taking its role as thought leaders in the hospitality/retail industry to the next level. As of October 12th, Rick Warner, former Disney CIO and former Sr. Vice President of InterContinental Hotels Group, will lead the Venza Group’s Hospitality/Retail initiatives. Venza Group CEO, Jeff Venza, says, “Rick is a well-rounded solution executive who specializes in cutting-edge technology and will help our clients achieve their competitive advantage.”

A technical expert and the consummate business partner, Rick Warner de-mystifies technology for senior management. Like no other, he guides hospitality/retail organizations to the options that are right for them. He does this with a firm grasp on the world of technology-based learning and 26 years in the hospitality/retail industry.

With the addition of Rick Warner, the Venza Group continues to lead. Rick has worked with the members of the Venza Group leadership team in the past. So, in many ways, this is an exciting opportunity to be in a new location that feels “like the old place” … only better. Like Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”


VENZA is passionate about the development of technology and services that enable hotels to feel more secure concerning guest data breaches and human vulnerability. With decades of experience, VENZA has the knowledge and experience to empower hotels and their employees to tackle the dynamic cybercrime and guest security landscape.

Over 10,000 properties in over 100 countries look to the VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008, VENZA is a privately held company and headquartered in Roswell, GA. For more information, please call 770.685.6500 or visit www.VenzaGroup.com.