Young Jean Ransdell, PHR

Director of Recruiting


Young Jean Ransdell, PHR, (better known as “YJ”) offers more than a decade of experience in human resources and executive talent acquisition within the corporate hotel and hospitality industries. Most recently, serving as an Executive Talent Acquisition Consultant for one of the nation’s top hotel management organizations, Pacific Hospitality Group, YJ provided full cycle recruiting services across 13 upscale boutique hotels and resorts.

Prior to that, she served as the HR Manager for The Meritage Resort and Spa located in Napa Valley, California. Aside from obtaining a taste for finer wines, YJ set records by successfully and seamlessly filling 160 positions in two months when the Meritage underwent at $45 million expansion.

High energy and very creative; YJ is always up for a challenge and relishes in identifying faster and better ways to get things done. Her passion for hospitality recruiting in Miami is fueled by the fast paced and ever evolving nature of the industry and the positive energy created when a memorable experience is delivered.

Based in Miami, a city she affectionately calls “paradise,” YJ enjoys boating, diving, and discovering new local flavors with her husband, Jeff, and their friends.

YJ is responsible for anchoring TalentServed’s recruiting operations in Miami and growing the firm’s hotel client base in Florida and across the nation.


  • C-Level Officers
  • Executive Level Leadership
  • Corporate Support Staff
  • Hotel & Resort General Managers
  • Hospitality Sales Directors
  • Direct Recruiting
  • Emerging Boutique Hotel &
    Restaurant Concepts
  • Established National Hotel Brands