Leslie Ferrier


Leslie Ferrier began her hospitality career with Hilton Hotels Corporation in their management development program.  Recruited on campus from Johnson & Wales University, she worked in HR leadership roles for the Capitol Hilton, McLean Hilton, Fontainebleau, Rye Town & Pittsburgh Hilton Hotels.  With Loews Corporation, she was on the opening teams for the Loews House of Blues, the Loews Miami Beach and the Loews Porto Fino Bay Hotel in Universal Studios.  She has served as Corporate Director of HR for Linens n Things, as well as, VP of HR for both ABC Carpet & Home and Aerosoles shoes.  Leslie was the founding HR leader for TxVia, a high tech start up, which sold to Google.  At Atlantic Coast Media Group, Leslie was the VP of Talent Acquisition & Development where she was nominated as one of New Jersey’s top women in business.  That same year, ACMG won fastest growing company in NJ.  As the Head of HR for Le Pain Quotidien, she opened 15 new restaurants and was responsible for 3500 employees in 90 restaurants over 8 states.  During this time, Leslie served on the Board of Directors for Liberty Humane Society turning around a failing animal shelter into a model for other urban rescue operations.  Leslie was recently featured in her alma mater’s “Success Issue” which is dedicated to twelve distinguished graduates who have excelled in their chosen careers.  Leslie was also recently nominated to the Hall of Fame for the World Association of Cooperative Education.   She has spoken at Cornell University, the FAB Conference for Women & the HR in Hospitality Conference to name a few.  Leslie is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Momofuku reporting directly to world renowned chef, David Chang & President, Alex Munoz-Suarez. END.

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