Benoit Gateau-Cumin

Beverly Hills, California

Benoit Gateau-Cumin

Beverly Hills, California

Born and raised in France, Benoit managed to scoop up a French law degree prior to studying Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Upon graduation in 1975, he engaged in an eleven-year hotel management career that took him to Chicago, New York, Washington DC, San Diego, Istanbul, Jamaica and Hawaii. He held positions with Omni, Hyatt, Hilton International, ITT Sheraton and Méridien, as well as Honolulu’s unique Halekulani, consistently rated as one of the world’s best. Benoit was bit by the "headhunting" bug in 1986, and has not relented yet. He founded "The Boutique Search Firm" in February 1992. His motto: small is beautiful. Benoit loves to mountain bike, take long walks with his wife Susana and their two dogs, and tinker with his budding collection of classic English sports cars. He also happens to be one of the world's leading experts and collectors of Tintin.

  • Work
    • The Boutique Search Firm
  • Education
    • Cornell University