Valquir Correa is an accomplished hospitality professional who has paved the way for innovative and trailblazing work that has inspired teams worldwide.
CELEBRATION, FL, April 24, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Valquir Correa has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Valquir Correa is an accomplished hospitality professional who has paved the way for innovative and trailblazing work that has inspired teams worldwide. His leadership has led to over $2 million in benefits and the training of more than 200 finance leaders. Born in Brazil in 1980, Valquir began his career as a server assistant in 2000 and steadily climbed the ladder, gaining invaluable skills in various departments.
His work in the accounting department of a luxury hotel in São Paulo, Brazil led to a role on the Corporate Team for Melia Hotels International for Hotel Openings. From 2005 until 2012, he was responsible for the Americas for SAP AR (The accounts receivable module for SAP), working from the IT Department, which gave him a comprehensive understanding of the technology side of his profile. He was invited to become the Financial Controller for a hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he revolutionized the operation of the property. He engaged the entire team, comprising 200 associates, and pushed them to break all records. The success of his approach resonated, and he was invited to join the US team, where he served as the Cluster Financial Controller for two properties in Orlando, helping to create the cluster of services for Melia Hotels International for America and developing several automated tools that the company still uses to evaluate its daily operations.
In 2015, Valquir accepted his most significant challenge to date, becoming the Director of Finance for the Bahamas' massive 4.5-billion-dollar resort, Baha Mar, that employs 5,000 people across four different hotel brands and has multiple venues. He was tasked with revolutionizing the resort's finance operations, improving team morale, and changing the way finance in hospitality does business. His vision and creations led to a promotion to VP of Corporate Finance, where he is responsible for digital transformation across the entire resort.
Valquir holds a bachelor's degree in hospitality management and is a certified Scrum Master by Scrum Alliance. He is also certified in Data Analytics by Google. Valquir is a highly sought-after speaker for Argyle Executive Forum, Quartz Network, and World Finance Forum, sharing his expertise in leadership and digital transformation with finance departments worldwide. Valquir is also passionate about mentoring and teaching individuals to achieve their maximum potential through smart and innovative methods. Having traveled extensively to countries such as Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and the Bahamas, he has absorbed diverse cultures and gained a deep understanding of how to tailor his teachings to respect different backgrounds.
As an active member of the hospitality industry, Valquir's insights into the new era of automation in the job market have transcended the industry, and his teachings are helping other industries to adapt to these changes. He is dedicated to balancing the relationship between automation and people to ensure that meaningful jobs bring happiness to people's lives, enabling them to spread joy throughout the world. Valquir's passion for this topic is contagious, and his goal is to help create a future where automation and people work together harmoniously.
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