Co-Founder Ritz Carlton Hotel Company
Horst is creator of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel luxury brand, now owned by Marriott International. Horst encouraged listeners to trust God through challenging times and to celebrate His miraculous intervention in our lives.
Horst is respected and revered for establishing the gold standard in customer service in hospitality. He generously advises on how to grow a business by providing first-class service to customers. He also openly tells how one can create excellence in living the Christian life. In Horst’s mind and heart, the two are intertwined.
Corporate Executive Chef - Proof of the Pudding by MGR, Inc.
Vagn Nielsen is corporate executive chef and co-owner of Proof of the Pudding, a catering company in Atlanta.
Though he hailed from Copenhagen, which is known as the happiest city on the planet, Vagn met colleagues in the U.S. who seemed a lot more satisfied with life than he was.
His faith journey began when a co-worker invited him to a Bible study. He enjoyed the group’s company, but Vagn did not fully embrace the Christian faith until experiencing a life-altering encounter with law enforcement.