Meet Our Team

My life to this point has focused heavily on service. For 21 years I served my country as a U.S. Marine. I actually was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps in the old Navy Annex building in Arlington, VA as an MOS Monitor. This assignment required filling the required positions at about 350 posts and stations. Many of these positions had strict requirements. The pool of Marines I had to work with was typically about 3500 from the top enlisted ranks all the way down to privates. We constantly had to rob peter to pay Paul as our ranks were reduced significantly Corps wide during that time. Thankfully I was promoted after 20 months and moved on as this was by far the most mentally challenging assignment I ever held in the USMC.

Once I retired from the Marine Corps I also served as a police officer for a period of time interrupted twice by voluntary overseas contracts. The first was a contract as a Shift Supervisor for a U.S. security company in Iraq. The second as a contractor for over two years in Afghanistan where I assisted in the training of Afghan National Police recruits. I also mentored and advised senior Afghan National Police officials..

When this opportunity was initially presented to me it seemed like the best of both worlds. The ability to enjoy a better quality of life but still be in a position to help people improve not only their financial situation but their family’s as well. Coaching and advise candidates and helping them achieve their goals.

I look forward to becoming proficient in this new endeavor and helping as many folks as possible all while enjoying life and making a good living!

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    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
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    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.
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    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!
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    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!
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    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.