Partner With Us
Strategic Alliances (M/W/DBE)
HMSHost is committed to forming lasting, viable partnerships with diverse businesses. The Strategic Alliances team was created to focus on cultivating strong relationships with minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises with a special interest in those certified as Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBEs).
Strategic Alliances seeks partners in the areas of design, construction, concession operations, food and beverage supply, and related services. HMSHost has formed valuable partnerships with a broad base of diverse businesses such as Bowa Construction, Ellis Island Tea, SB&J Enterprises, and True Flavors. HMSHost is the largest airport concessions operator in North America, and last year its 115+ ACDBE partners generated over $400M in revenue.
To inquire about partnering with us in one of the areas mentioned above, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Meet Our Partners
Take a look at some of our current ACDBE partners below.
VP of Strategic Alliances
Ron Gomes is Vice President, Strategic Alliances with HMSHost where he champions over 100 ACDBE partners generating $440M in revenues. In addition to being a licensed & degreed civil engineer, Ron holds an MBA from Babson College.
Ron’s corporate experience includes development-related positions with PepsiCo’s restaurant division and Marriott Hotels prior to joining HMSHost in 1996. Working up the ranks from Director to Senior Director to Vice President over years at HMSHost, Ron brings a unique perspective to his current position having spent five years in Design & Construction and another six years leading one of HMSHost’s Business Development teams to secure airport concessions contracts throughout the U.S. including Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Anchorage, and Honolulu.
For the past decade, Ron has brought an analytical and business focus to HMSHost’s partnering efforts with diverse businesses, ensuring HMSHost’s industry-leading role in developing and promoting a successful M/W/DBE program. Ron is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and panels.