A native of Las Vegas, Bob Shindelar began his hospitality career at Caesars Entertainment while still attending high school. At 21 years old, while enrolled in the Marketing College at UNLV, he conceptualized, formed, and operated Lighthouse Entertainment, a nightlife consulting and hospitality management company, whose clients included Hush Nightclub (Polo Towers Private Residences), Coyote Ugly (New York, New York Hotel and Casino), Bikinis (Rio Hotel and Casino), Risqué (Paris Hotel and Casino), Little Buddha (Palms Resort and Casino), Prana (Aladdin Hotel and Casino) and Ice Nightclub. In 2004 Bob accepted a position as Senior VIP Host for Ice Nightclub where under his direction the nightclub experienced a 40% revenue increase in 1 year.
In 2005 Bob was hired as Director of Customer Development for the newly formed Tao Group, where he worked as head of that department for 7 years. The VIP Services/Customer Development department, which Bob directly oversaw, accounted for nearly 70% of the venue’s overall revenue. With an annual revenue ranging from 64 million to 90 million, Tao Nightclub and Restaurant was crowned the United States’ highest-grossing venue 6 in his 7 years there. Through Bob’s focus on the company’s marketing and Customer Development programs, Tao Group quickly expanded in the Las Vegas market by opening Tao Beach, Lavo Restaurant, Lavo Nightclub, Marquee Nightclub, and Marquee Dayclub within 5 years of entry into the Las Vegas market.
In 2012 Bob was promoted to Director of Marketing and oversaw the global expansion of Tao Group with the opening of Marquee Nightclub in Sydney, Australia. Under Bob’s direction Marquee Sydney was awarded several notable accolades including awards for Best Marketing and Top Nightclub in Australia at The Australian Liquor Industry Awards. After 10 years of operations Marquee Sydney is still widely considered the premier nightlife destination in the entire country.
Upon leaving Sydney, Bob pursued his lifelong aspiration of world travel and set off for a 3-year backpacking trip around the globe on a documented journey that’s become one of Bob’s defining achievements, covering 51 countries in all 7 continents. Bob discovered a passion for writing and photography and was able to sustain his extensive travels through revenue from his travel blog whose content focused on the vast and varying cultural differences in the arts, entertainment, and culinary worlds.
In 2017 Bob founded the marketing consultation corporation Stone Soup Hospitality whose clients included Temple Nightclub, Eco-System co-working, Mirus art gallery & Hive breakfast cafe out of San Francisco, as well as, Temple Nightclub in Denver. Bob continues to operate his consultation firm with a specialization in recruitment, networking, and nontraditional and viral marketing techniques.
Bob prides himself on ethical business practices and values the importance of personal relationships.