Meet Our Team

Jase and Melissa Doane

Jase and Melissa met at work 17+ years ago in CT and have been partners in life ever since. Their life journey has led them back to where they started…back in CT and working together again in a Patrice & Associates business partnership.

Jase graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Marketing degree and has spent the majority of his career in Marketing, Sales Management and General Management roles for manufacturing companies in the specialty chemicals industry.

Jase’s senior management experience includes full organizational and P&L responsibility for businesses ranging from $40 million to $140 million with employee counts ranging from 100 to 250.

Jase has a passion for employee development. He believes high performing employees are the key to business success and employees excel when they are the right person in the right role at the right time. Jase has extensive experience in leadership development and mentoring of managers and employees to unlock the potential in workplace human capital and believes a winning attitude trumps winning aptitude 90% of the time.

Melissa graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in English and spent the early part of her career in various Marketing, Communications and Product Management roles for companies that made products from automotive adhesives to price tag fasteners. Melissa’s people skills and communications expertise will ensure that Patrice and Associates of Hartford are providing the best candidates for any given hiring opportunity.

Jase and Melissa have relocated three (3) times in their career with semi-permanent stops north of Boston and north of Philadelphia with 18 months north of London (Bedford, UK) sandwiched in between. They miss their good friends and the comradery of the “local pub” in England but don’t miss driving on the wrong side of the road and all the roundabouts.

Jase and Melissa are excited to utilize their broad and global leadership experience to match the right hospitality candidates with the right hospitality job opportunities here in the Hartford area.

Our Approach

As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in North America since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has exclusive recruiting partnerships with some of the nation’s largest restaurant chains and hotels. At Patrice & Associates, our core values are Respect, Service, Excellence and Teamwork and that permeates everything we do. We take great care by providing the best possible service to both our candidates and our client companies.
For Our Clients:
Recruiting for the right talent can be a very complex and frustrating process and a bad hire is one of the most costly mistakes any business can make. There are no shortcuts to a productive hire that pays long-term organizational dividends. We’ll simplify your process and remove any frustration. We will take the time to understand your organization, culture and core values. We will gain clarity on your job description and thoroughly understand your specific needs. We’ll remain disciplined and focused on finding the best talent and right long-term fit for your organization. Many times the best candidates for any given opportunity aren’t easily visible or knowingly available…but we’ll find them!

For Our Candidates:
Our Team will be your advocate and mentor throughout the entire search, selection and interview process. We will listen. We will ask the right questions and understand what career options are important to you and your family. We will find the best possible fit between Candidate and Client. We will review your resume and offer assistance as required. We will coach you through the interview process and any salary negotiations. We will ensure honesty, integrity and strict confidentiality at every point in our relationship.

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Ms. Ross was great!

    First and foremost, I want to thank Carla Ross for helping me get the opportunity I was looking for. I was looking for a good job back in my home town and she definitely delivered. She was so nice and professional, and she made the process so fast and easy. I also love the fact she checked on me after I got hired.   Shareef Phillips Ms. Ross was great!
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    James was a true professional! 

    From to the first time we spoke, he knew the right questions to ask to help me refine my presentation.  He kept me informed every step of the way of my interview process and followed up after my employment started.  He deserves all my thanks.
    Jeremy Slade
    James was a true professional!
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    Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!

    David is super professional and really took a lot of time to talk with me, get to know what my needs are and match me with the best possible position. I always received speedy replies to any questions I had, and he was always accessible and accommodating to me throughout the process. I highly recommend working with this group for your needs, and would happily work with them in the future should I ever look for new opportunities. Thank you, Johnny Morgan Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!
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    Margo was fantastic!

    Throughout the process, she was able to get and keep me prepared and ready to answer any questions or curveballs that came my way.  I was better prepared during this interview process than I have ever been before.  A normally stressful process was made less so thanks to Margo.  She was the one that initially brought the opportunity to my attention and was there every step of the way to ensure I was successful.
    Thank you,
    Adam Saia
    Margo was fantastic!
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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