Michelle A. Riklan to focus on Career Management, Consulting and Searches
Annette Whittley to focus on Food & Beverage Consulting and Searches

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, one of the most recognized names in private club search and consulting, is expanding again. That means expanded services for private clubs looking to improve and fine tune their operations.

“We’re excited to have Michelle A. Riklan and Annette Whittley join our team,” emphasized KK&W partners Richard M. Kopplin, Kurt D. Kuebler, CCM and Thomas B. Wallace III, CCM, CCE, ECM.

“Over the past twenty-three years we have been fortunate at KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE to selectively add the finest professionals to our team. Every one of our team members is highly regarded and well respected in their individual areas of expertise. Both Michelle and Annette have demonstrated, in their careers, the highest levels of competency and professionalism and we know our clients will benefit from their proven abilities. Welcome to the KK&W team!” explained Kopplin.

Michelle A. Riklan of Riklan Resources, has a successful career management firm specializing in personal career marketing, outplacement and soft skills training, and Annette Whittley, with extensive food and beverage training and consulting knowledge, spent 13 years with Four Seasons Hotels. She joins the firm from a more recent appointment at Congressional Country Club, one of the leading private clubs in the nation. We’ve witnessed a need for greater training emphasis for mid-management professionals with private clubs through improved food and beverage programs and personal presentations,” said Kuebler. This emphasis on increased training and coaching of course, leads to an enhancement in a candidate’s personal career development.

“I see these additions as the continued organic growth of our firm and is in complete alignment with our commitment to the success of our clients, the professionals we place or help develop, and the industry that we love,” stated Wallace.

“Annette and her focus on pragmatic training and staff development is the backbone of high performance clubs and is underserved in the industry. Michelle has helped countless candidates do a MUCH better job of improving their presentation skills in resume and social media development as well as in many other ways. Additionally, her background in conducting executive searches will open new avenues for the firm, enlarging our candidate pool and the industries we serve,” noted Kuebler.

“Improving upon and building exceptional, consistent food and beverage experiences is my passion and the opportunity to work with the forward thinking, dedicated team of professionals at KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE is an honor. I am thrilled and excited to bring a wide range of food and beverage experience to the table helping to improve member experiences at our client’s clubs,” stated Whittley.

“I understand the importance of a hospitality organization’s team success and have developed and facilitated insightful programs that offer actionable strategies that are valuable for educating participants and guiding them toward realizing their potential. Being invited to bring this skill set to the team at KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE and their clients is very exciting,” replied Riklan.

As partners, KOPPLIN KUELBER & WALLACE during their industry travels are always searching for the next ace… the next customer demand. This time it’s more customized services for clients and the addition of talented staff to meet their clients’ demands. The firm offers an unparalleled 250 combined years of country, golf and community club management experience and has successfully worked with more than 1,000 clubs since 1996.


Michelle A. Riklan, ACRW, CPRW, CEIC, CJSS
Career Strategist, Consulting and Search Executive can be contacted at: or M. (908) 415-4825.
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Annette Whittley, Consulting and Search Executive or M. (561) 827-1945.
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Please join us in welcoming Michelle A. Riklan and Annette Whittley to the KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE team.


KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE specializes in GM/COO, Assistant General Manager/Clubhouse Manager, Director of Food & Beverage, Executive Chef, Director of Golf/Head Golf Professional, Golf Course Superintendent/Director of Agronomy, Director of Tennis/Director of Racquets, Fitness &
Wellness Director, Chief Financial Officer/Controller, Membership and Marketing Director Searches, and Strategic Planning and Consulting Services for Private, Resort and Developer Owned Properties, Clubs and Communities as well as Senior Living Communities and Property Owners Associations.

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