THE BOARD ROOM
Jim Lopolito, President of LHC has worked with clubs for over 19 years.
Occasionally, an outside view is necessary to interpret business concerns and offer guidance. One of the most important matters on the table today is how to remain solvent with so many changes occurring outside of the club environment that are directly affecting membership levels.
LHC is here to assist your club in answering questions and not to interfere with your managers ability to lead.
In 1998 Jim was Vice President of the Club Managers City of New York where he was a member of the board for ten years.
Jim achieved the Certified Club Manager status and was re-certified in 2001.
Jim is accustomed to the board room and driving decisions at clubs.
Jim is well known for his creativity, his perceptive ability,
and for having effective reasoning in reversing poor performance.
There are many club consultants to select from, and we understand how difficult the choice can be. However, if you want someone that provides personal service with solid answers that develop your club rather than offer more confusion, select LHC.
Brief Case Study
From January 2013 to January 2014, Jim was asked to consult at a well know private club in NY. The Club, owned by a city municipality, maintains all business operations open to the general public, whereas, Jim was required to report Club progress at an open public forum on a monthly basis. The circumstances from prior management created an untrustworthy mob type environment during the early stages of this assignment, however Jim created an open door policy to address any concerns of his decisions and progress.
Jim hired a new culinary team, trained staff, adjusted accounting practices, created new GL Codes, restored the Club to Health Dept. and Fire Dept. compliance, adjusted many general operations practices of the Club, and located and eliminated many costs weighing on the Club's finances including finding a broken underground water line that had cost the Club over $110,000 over two years. Prior to Jim's arrival the Club endured through many years of triple digit losses. In May of 2014 the Town completed their assessment of the work Jim provided and announced that the Club had achieved a $400,000 profit.