Jay Pecotte has joined Orlando, Florida-based Katmandu Group as senior vice president of development. He will be responsible for evaluating expansion sites, layout and design, vendor procurement and management, and creating new opportunities for the company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in hospitality design and branding.
As senior director of development at Hard Rock Intl., Pecotte oversaw design and development for Hard Rock Hotels, Resorts and Casinos in the Americas. In the nine years prior to his stint at Hard Rock, Pecotte worked at Universal Studios, Florida directing design and development for attractions including The Mummy, MIB, Shrek, Jimmy Neutron, KidZone, T2, and Twister, and renovations of the park’s hospitality and retail spaces.