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Steve’s Approach:

This is a people business. People are what make the hospitality industry so addictive. Whether working with a candidate or a client I will do my best to get the right people in the right places to insure success for both. Getting to know candidates and clients and aligning their goals is a must. Building relationships and partnering will ultimately lead to success for both parties. Changing jobs is not easy for anyone and I will do my best to make it as painless and rewarding for you as possible. The hospitality industry is fun, rewarding, challenging, sometimes stressful, and promises to never have any two days be exactly the same. Let me help you to find your new career home.

About Steve

Steve joined Patrice & Associates after almost a 25 year career in restaurant operations. After serving in the U.S. Navy and attending the University of Nebraska Lincoln Steve spent 5 years with a local Mexican fast food concept, Amigos, starting as a cook and working up to a GM level. Steve then spent 5 years with Boston Chicken/Boston Market starting as an assistant manager and ending as a multi-unit GM. Buffalo Wild Wings came next. He worked as GM/TGM for 5 years, 2 years as Manager of Learning and Development supervising company MIT program, and 7.5 years as a Regional Manager covering Omaha, Wichita, Des Moines, Ames, and Sioux City. Steve loves the industry and can’t see himself working in any other field.

Steve lives in Omaha with his wife Alison and children. Steve has 2 sons and a daughter. He enjoys spending time with the family, almost anything outdoors, and college football.

 

soppliger@patriceandassociates.com
402-896-5627

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Recruiters Find You Great Careers

    In working with Patrice & Associates, in particular with Sarah Straniero, I was extremely happy with how quickly Sarah was able to place me with my current employer. Sarah is a true professional and I would recommend using Patrice & Associates if you're looking for a career change.   Best in health, Mark Mueller Recruiters Find You Great Careers
  • Recruitment coaches help you think outside of your comfort zone.

    I was contacted by Joe about the job opportunity and at first I was against it. I was searching for something that was outside of my comfort zone and outside of the food industry. While talking with Joe he was so enthusiastic about the company that I said sure let’s give it a try. Joe was with me every single step of the way. From initial contact to me actually being hired he was there. He called/ texted me the day of my interview and encouraged me along the way. I was surprised and happy for his involvement to help me. I could always count on him for great advise and tips during the process. He shared my excitement each time I was contacted by the new company and followed my journey. He was always professional and was easily contacted when I had butterflies about me making the changes. I recommend Joe to any job seekers out there. He went above and beyond! Marqell Campbell General Manager SPJ Recruitment coaches help you think outside of your comfort zone.
  • Recruitment Coaches are Your Coach for Life!

    All I can say about Mike is he has always been supportive and a great mentor to me over the past 8 years.  First as my Director of Operations with Mimi’s Café he always challenged me to be a better manager and encouraged my growth by having me take on leading weekly kitchen manager calls for his market and trusting me to go into troubled locations and helping to turn them around.  Most recently when my time with Mimi’s was over Mike was able to help me secure the next step in my journey in less than 3 weeks.

    Sincerely,

    Bob Nawa

    Recruitment Coaches are Your Coach for Life!
  • Job Coaches Help Reach YOUR Target!

    Emily was amazing from start to finish. From reaching out in the beginning and making clear my options to scheduling the interviews and making sure that I was equipped with all the information and confidence I needed to impress the interviewer. She was in constant contact and was true to her word when she said she was here for me throughout the process. Thank you all for your help. Brian Smith Job Coaches Help Reach YOUR Target!
  • Hospitality Recruiters Make the Best Match for You in Your Next Job.

    I was extremely impressed with Sharon's attention to detail and to make me feel comfortable.  She was in my corner the whole time.  I think it is really great that she actually eats at the restaurants that I will be managing so that is encouraging because that means they have a great working relationship!  I felt that she knew exactly how to prepare me for the interview and the resume that was created was very impressive! Michael Talerico

    Hospitality Recruiters Make the Best Match for You in Your Next Job.