Robert L. Kramm
Bob Kramm is President of “Compass Consulting Group”, a select team of professionals providing “strategic direction and tactical solutions” for the Hospitality Industry. Founded in 1999, “Compass Consulting” has successfully executed both assessments and solutions for distressed and thriving projects in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and U.S. to optimize the business plans and investments. He is especially skilled at Organizational Development and labor productivity systems as well as brand marketing and revenue optimization through powerful repositioning campaigns.
From 2008 through 2010, Bob was COO/GM for the famed Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour in Abaco, Bahamas which was recognized as the “Entertainment Capital of the Bahamas” for the rich and diverse native entertainment experiences. This intensive effort positioned the property for growth and prosperity in a very competitive out-island marketplace. Additionally, “Compass Island Consulting” led the creation and execution for the real estate campaign and strategic direction to the international community for both the resort and real estate entities.
In 2004 Bob assumed SVP responsibilities with Mariner Advisory Group as COO/GM for Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbour on Grand Bahama Island. During his tenure, this luxury real estate and resort destination was recognized for its rapid expansion and “excellence” in services and amenities as a “Small Luxury Hotel of the World” and a leader in the marketplace. He was nominated for “Hotelier of the Year” in 2004, 2005 and distinguished the property as a leader in Bahamian culture and entertainment offerings.
Bob was named VP and GM of the famed “Pier 66 Resort and Marina” from 1986 through 1991 and remained with the Huizenga Sports and Entertainment group after the sale of the property. This Mobil 4 star and AAA 4 Diamond property was, also, recognized as a “Preferred Hotels of the World” destination and received many industry awards for excellence as a leader in the marketplace. Pier 66 revenues and profits soared due to successful repositioning and his direct leadership in quality operations and sales and marketing campaigns. From 1991 through 1999 Bob was named VP of Sales and Marketing for the Florida Marlins MLB franchise and President of Pro Player Stadium, both Huizenga-owned and highly successful award-winning entities. He was named “Father of the Year” by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in 1999 and has been deeply involved in young adult mentoring, community development programs, and has played drums as a hobby throughout his career to “connect” with different cultures and diverse populations.
Upon leaving the Huizenga organization, Bob created “Compass Consulting Group” with successful leadership roles in USA Parking Systems, Lauderdale Yacht Club, and “A National Salute to the US Military” until 2004 and his departure to Old Bahama Bay.
His early career included 14 years with the Marriott and Sheraton corporations after graduating with “High Distinction” from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Hotel Management. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force and was recognized for “excellence” in his career field and leadership results during his four years of service. He currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale with his wife, Sonia.