Paul Slattery is a co-founder and director of Otus & Co.
He worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
("DrKW") for 15 years until 2002. Until 1998 he worked
in Global Equities where he was head of Hospitality research.
He established the industry presence of DrKW and built its hospitality
reputation as one of the market leaders among stockbrokers.
His prime responsibilities were the analysis of hospitality
companies, the publication of investment research on the companies
and the provision of investment advice to financial institutions.
He developed and managed teams of investment analysts who were
usually voted in the top three in the sector. Paul created a
database of the global hotels of quoted companies, which provides
unique analyses of the strategic opportunities for hotel chains
and his annual book on Quoted Hotel Companies as well as analyses
of restaurant companies became sources of record in the hospitality
and investment industries.
In 1998 he joined Corporate Finance
at DrKW and from 2000 worked alongside Simon Read to develop
the bank's franchise in the hospitality and travel arena. In
this role he undertook strategic research on the hospitality
industry and its companies as well as advising companies on
mergers and acquisitions. Since he joined, DrKW has advised
on a range of hospitality transactions for companies such as
Compass Group, Scandic Hotels, Thompson Travel Group and Whitbread.
Of particular note, Paul, together with Simon Read, advised
Compass Group in 2000/2001 on its disposal of the Forte hotel
brands, the largest ever hotel chain auction.
Paul has been a non-executive director at Taylor Nelson Sofres
Hospitality and Leisure, the premier market information company
for the global hospitality industry, and HLR Associates, the
recruitment consultants for the international hospitality industry.
Early in his career, Paul worked
for several international hospitality companies including Trust
House Hotels, Canadian Pacific and The Rank Organisation. He
also spent time as an academic at Huddersfield University in
England where he ran the BA Honours Hotel and Catering Administration
and was responsible for management research at the Hotel and
Catering Research Centre.
He has an undergraduate degree in
Hotel and Catering Management and an MSc by research from the
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Hotel
and Catering International Management Association. Paul writes
regularly for academic and industry publications and is in frequent
demand to speak at international hospitality industry conferences.
Paul is the visiting Professor of Hospitality Management at
Oxford Brookes University and Chairman of The International
Hotel Investment Council.