The Corporate Shadow

Helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships

Recent Episodes

38. Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Initiatives

May 31, 2021

In 2020, the world struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, which the majority finds worse than the 20…

37. Asking Your Boss for a Pay Raise – 6 Tips

May 4, 2021

Is there anything more nerve-racking than preparing to ask for a raise? Asking for a raise can be f…

36. Improve Your Interview Skills and Land Your Dream Job (Part 3)

April 15, 2021

Interviewing for your dream job can be one of the most nerve-racking times in anyone’s life. You ca…

35. Improve Your Interview Skills and Land Your Dream Job (Part 2)

April 8, 2021

Interviewing for your dream job can be one of the most nerve-racking times in anyone’s life. You ca…

About the Host

Ryan Giffen

Ryan Giffen is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). With over 20 years of experience in human resources, hospitality, and academic roles, Dr. Giffen’s career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies, including Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Marriott Hotels Worldwide, as well as serving as the head of human resources for over 700 employees at Market Broiler Restaurants. Dr. Giffen then found his passion for teaching and consulting, which led him to achieve a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Hospitality Management with a research emphasis on human resources. This pursuit led him to the role of culture and human resource speaker, where he was asked to speak at organizations including the Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, Collins College of Hospitality Management, the International Education Corporation, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and several others.

In addition to Dr. Giffen’s duty’s at CSULB, he consults with hospitality organizations in both culture and human resource strategy, is the host of The Corporate Shadow podcast, serves as a redistricting commissioner for the City of Long Beach, Founder of Inospire, Inc, serves on the Board of Directors for the West Federation Internationtional Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, and is an active PADI Divemaster. He and his husband, Giovanni, live in Long Beach, CA, with their two fur babies, Lucy and Benni.

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