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Welcome to Patrice & Associates of Grand Rapids

Serving the Cities - Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Wyoming

With over 125 offices and 350 recruiters in the US and Canada, we have connections that build rewarding careers and grow great brands. Our franchisees and recruiters are here for you without boundary restrictions! Want to move to another state? Want to hire managers throughout North America? We are unique in that our franchisees can work the entire country while offering you one point of contact for all your needs whether you want to hire managers or look for a job in multiple states.

Our clients include nationwide and local restaurants, hotels, retail and grocery chains, assisted living facilities, hospitals, airport concourse outlets, spas, catering and wedding venues, casinos, companies that hire sales and customer service representatives and much more.

Patrice & Associates is the largest and most successful hospitality and retail Executive Search firm in North America and has been in business for more than 25 years. Over these years, we have honed our methods that make us stand apart from our competition.

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Why Patrice & Associates?

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For Our Employers

  • We do what other firms say they "do” but “don't". We specialize in making recruiting calls to competing concepts sourcing people that aren’t responding to internet ads.
  • With unemployment lower than it’s been in decades, it’s a candidate’s market. As your staffing partner we can “sell” your brand resulting in more candidates to interview.
  • One point of Contact through our National Account Program serving all locations in North America.
  • Higher Quality Candidates by leveraging 25+ years of networking plus over 300 recruiters talking to candidates every day.
  • Our Clients call us the Gold Standard in Executive Search.

For Our Job Seekers

  • If you think it’s time to make a move don’t waste another minute! We have a 25+ year reputation for making great matches that are a win-win for both the employer and employee.
  • Finding your next career move can be a full-time job, but no worries, we make it a lot easier and even fun. We will steer you throughout the process for free.
  • We provide up-to-date information on the job market in your area, the hottest jobs and the best companies to work for.
  • Whether you know exactly what you want – or don’t have a clue about the next position or salary you could command, we can help.
  • We want you to win and enjoy the process. Your success is our success.
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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Doug boosted my confidence!

    I have recently accepted a position at a great company with the help from Doug Lockwood.  Doug helped with every aspect of the interview process from checking on personal references, to updating an outdated resume, to providing me with literature to boost my confidence for my interviews. Thanks Doug! Sincerely, Anthony Renner Doug boosted my confidence!
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    Adam matched me with a great position!

    I would like to thank Adam and Patrice and Associates for assisting me and matching me with a great General Manager position.  Adam was very helpful from his initial contact to my receiving and signing my offer letter.  I appreciate the preparation and professionalism that Adam exhibited throughout the interview stage.  Patrice and Associates continued to check on me even after I began my employment.   Thanks very much Patrice and Associates. Terry L. Foye Adam matched me with a great position!
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    After weeks of searching for a job I was contacted by Doug Lockwood.  I almost did not reply.  Most recruiters I have dealt with have been worthless.  You speak to them once for a short interview, then you never hear from them again.  Doug was wonderful. He reviewed my resume and contacted me about a position.  He supplied my resume to the HR director as well as setup the interview.  Before the interview Doug sent me an email with bio info on the people I would be interviewing with along with interview tips.  Because of this info I knew the HR director and I shared a common background in the financial services industry which helped us build a rapport.  Doug also set up the second interview again supplying info about the people I would be meeting with.  He followed up with them and sent reminders to me to sent them a thank you email.  After getting my new position he has checked in several times to ensure the job is a good fit. With Doug I feel like I have an agent like an actor or celebrity.  I will be more than happy to work with Doug again when the time comes!   Thank you, Adam Thomas
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    Doug Lockwood is “locked in” when it comes to outstanding service. When I didn’t think it was possible to reach my current goals he assured me I could. I also had a personal hardship which he understood fully and adjusted accordingly. He maneuvered like a professional. Which is something I hadn’t been accustomed to. Honestly, Doug’s services moved me in the direction I needed to be in. He helped me regain my focus and realize my potential again. For that I am forever thankful. I had a job, I now have a career. Thanks Doug. ——Keith Martinez Doug changes Keith's life.
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    Doug's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Glenn!

    I cannot say enough good things about Doug. He was a joy to work with and if I ever need a recruiter I will call on him. Thank You, Glenn Davis   Have a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist work for you for FREE Doug's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Glenn!