Photo of Lori Hutchinson Founder
In Memoriam

Our Founder

Lori Hutchinson founded Hutchinson Consulting in 1993, and shaped it into a global leader in hospitality management recruiting. One of her first recruits was her husband, Bill Hutchinson. For more than two decades they worked together to expand their business into new areas– principally the booming worldwide spa industry — and to develop the winning team that now represents their brand so well.

Prior to Lori’s untimely death in 2016, she chose her successor by inviting Michael Tompkins to join the firm to work alongside Bill as they worked towards retirement. In 2018, Michael joined forces with his longtime business associates, Carol Stratford and Kristine Huffman, to purchase the business and bring their successful wellness and hospitality consulting practices into the fold. Lori and Bill’s legacy of building Hutchinson Consulting continues to build on the foundation of integrity and quality and has continued its place as a valued, recognized resource for hospitality leaders.