Announcing New Franchisee in Omaha!

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

  • I was very lucky to get recruited by Cara and the Patrice and Associates team. From start to finish Cara made me feel like I was the right person for this new step in my career. She was very easy to talk to and brought the best out of me when it came to preparing for my interview. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition and this great opportunity would never have happened without Cara. Thanks!! Chuck Amiss
  • Doug was excellent!  I have never been treated with such regard and respect and what he has done for me to get me my new career job was exceptional. I do not believe I could have done what he did for me on my own. I would like to thank him for everything and I appreciate everything he has done for me Josh Street Doug was excellent!
  • I will happily give a testimony!  She was awesome, professional and very friendly!

    I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome! Always easy to reach via texts, emails and phone. It felt like Cara was on my side and wanted what was best for me. Wrote an amazing resume. She helped set me up with all my interviews, provided interview coaching to help me land the job. She also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience. The best part is how she kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering and was very supportive throughout the interview process. I'll definitely highly recommend her in the future! Sincerely Andrea I am grateful for my experience working with Cara!
  • I first want to thank Emily Lilly and Patrice & Associates for helping me land the career changing opportunity I have been desiring in my fast food management career. I met Emily via my Indeed profile, she reached out to me with the career opportunity I have been looking for. As this was my first experience working with a job recruiter, it has exceeded my expectations. Emily was very attentive to the career desires I communicated with her and delivered. She also provided me with relevant, detailed information about the position and company. Emily communicated frequent with all parties involved and made every step of the process smooth and efficient. I would definitely use her services again and highly recommend the services of Patrice & Associates. DaVenna Brown
  • I am writing to you to express my appreciation for the excellent service which I had received from Mike Buterbaugh at Patrice & Associates. Mike was very accommodating and helpful to me. His guidance, support and preparation through the interview process to me getting the job offer was truly professional. Mike, Thank you!!! All the Best. Godfrey de la Rosa Mike, Thank you!!!