Executive Search

Sourcing Executives takes a team of highly trained recruiters with the network and know how to find that needle in the haystack.

For over 30 years, our team of experts have helped many of the most successful hospitality and retail organizations build their senior leadership teams nationally, regionally and locally for a wide variety of needs. We know it is not enough to simply identify candidates with the right experience. Our goal is to deliver great leaders. We assess candidates based on past experiences, future potential and the cultural attributes most important to your organization. And, we do it discretely.

We know the market and have the insights. We go beyond networking with respected industry contacts to source great talent. As a result of our considerable experience, we can bring deep perspective on the competitive landscape, ideal backgrounds and sources of candidates, compensation requirements and relocation challenges.
Coupled with our team approach, this results in a search strategy that yields quicker, more positive outcomes.

We share your sense of urgency to get it done quickly, thoroughly and effectively. Consider retaining Patrice & Associates to fill your key senior positions. Also consider partnering with us to staff full locations or departments for a planned new opening, expansion, acquisition or rebuild.

Retained Search – Premier Executive Search

Your search for excellence starts and ends here.

Patrice & Associates’ Premier Program is our retained search division, focused on placing top executives in hospitality and related organizations.

We provide each client with a dedicated executive search team and exclusive partnership throughout the entire process. Our team employs a hands-on, collaborative approach to gain a deep understanding of your goals, strategic vision and unique needs. The insights uncovered through this approach enable our team to effectively identify, recruit and vet the right candidates.

Our comprehensive executive recruiting process includes:

  • Virtual meetings with your key leadership to better understand your values, strategic objectives and culture
  • Screening and interviewing individuals to identify a slate of top candidates
  • Virtual interviews with your top candidates
  • Extensive background and reference checks
  • Comprehensive presentation document that compares the specific attributes of your slate of candidates
  • Structured decision-making support that builds consensus among your stakeholders
  • Managing the offer and acceptance process

Some Common Positions We Fill:

Chief Executive Officer     Chief Operating Officer   Chief Financial Officer   Controller    Chief Technology Officer   VP Marketing   Vice President of Construction / Real Estate     Director  Human Resources    Regional Vice President     Vice President Talent Acquisition

It’s time to find a better way. It’s time for The Patrice Way.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    I would like to say thank you for this great opportunity and helping me with the next mile stone on my career path.

    At first when I received the email I was uncertain that this would work. Upon talking to Michelle I discovered that not only was she really nice, but also quite resourceful. I started the process on a Tuesday and literally one week later I was offered a job on the spot, thanks to all of her assistance. We talked and I was able to be open with her.  She was able to put me in the mindset of my now area manager to go over what to say and do, and what to leave out during the interview. We went over resumes and she showed me how to improve mine so that I stood out. Overall if I ever had to do this again I would gladly work with Michelle but I’m secure in my career path.  Thanks again to Patrice and Associates, and Michelle! Keyona Ellis
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    Joe is so awesome!!!

    This is so awesome!!! I knew he was the right fit when I talked to him! Kristen L. Joe is so awesome!!!
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    Michelle was outstanding!

    I want to thank you guys for all your help with me finding my new career.  My career coach, Michelle, was outstanding and she really assisted me every step of the way with great advice and tips for the future.  I will definitely be referring you guys to any other manager or soon to be manager looking for a career in another field. And I will be sure to keep in contact with you guys if I need help again in the future.   Thanks again! Silas Squalls Michelle was outstanding!
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    Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!

    In early November of 2019 I began a preliminary search for new employment. As I was currently employed I’d say I was less than aggressive in this search . After a few short weeks of my resume being posted on INDEED I received an email from Mr. Tom Schmitt representing Patrice & Associates . After a great “ get to know you conversation “ Tom informed and educated me on an exciting opportunity coming soon to my area. After a second interview style phone conversation Tom put me in contact with a District Manger representing this opportunity. Shortly there after I had an offer letter which far exceeded the compensation and overall benefits package that my current employer was offering . Without Tom who was extremely professional and seemed truly interested in my situation, I fear I would have never heard of this great opportunity let alone got a foot in the door . Thank You Tom and Patrice & Associates . Warmest Regards, Dan Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!
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    Sue made the process exciting!

    I had the pleasure of working with Sue Wooten of Patrice & Associates at the end of 2019. I had assumed that most hiring was complete for the year, but because of Sue's dedication to wrapping up my hire before the end of the year, she made sure that nothing was left to chance. She moved my new employer to make quick decisions, facilitate all calls and interviews, prepared me to discuss my previous experience and introduced me to my new companies goals and challenges. It's the rare case when you walk into a new position with your eyes wide open, but Sue's clarity and communication skills made the process fun, interesting and exciting. I have never worked with a recruiter in the past, but I would recommend Susan to anyone who wants to find just the right fit. I love my new job and I love that it is such a great fit for me. Thank you, Christina Bagapor-O'Harrow Sue made the process exciting!