With over 150 franchise business owners and over 275 recruiters, our team can tailor recruiting searches to fit your specific needs in the U.S. and Canada.
Meet our CEO and COO
Patrice Rice has an entrepreneurial background with a history of building successful businesses. Her entrepreneurial career started when she opened Chesapeake Cruising, the first fleet of powerboats for charter on the Chesapeake Bay. She became the first woman Captain on the Chesapeake and launched the industry of corporate entertaining on luxury yachts in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Patrice then purchased and operated a marina restaurant from where she further developed a catering service specializing in the yachting industry.
She successfully ran a hospitality recruiting agency, from her home, for 20 years before she started franchising. Also, during that same time, she owned a Pet Store for 10 years.
Patrice is recognized as an expert in the hospitality job market and has been on television, radio and quoted in publications like Forbes, Nation’s Restaurant News, CNN Money and many others.
Patrice loves animals and has raised parrots and trained dogs for competition. She has rescued and owned monkeys. She currently has 3 dogs, an African Gray and Umbrella Cockatoo parrot and 4 Alpacas.
Patrice is driven to stand apart from others through the development of recruiters and franchisees that share her same belief and which has been the cornerstone of her business, “Recruiting is not about money, it is about helping people”.
Brian, joined in May 2014 as an equity partner, has expertise in all aspects of the Patrice & Associates model – staffing/recruiting & franchising. Brian’s extensive experience in franchise operations, development, strategic planning and marketing makes him a professional tour de force in the franchising industry. Brian has 25 years in franchising and 16 years at a leading full-service staffing and recruiting industry franchisor, Snelling Staffing.
Brian supports and enhances Patrice & Associates’ ongoing mission to connect the country’s most respected brands with the industry’s top culinary and managerial talent. His leadership will set the direction for aggressive global growth.
Sourcing top quality candidates for great brands and building rewarding careers.
Jason comes to Patrice & Associates with eleven years of franchise sales and marketing experience. He spent the majority of his career with a large franchise coaching and consulting firm. He has a proven track record not only in franchise development and sales but is known for his passion for matching the right people with the right opportunity. Jason exemplifies our Core Values of Respect, Excellence, Service and Teamwork.
Jason leads the franchise development department in sourcing the right business partners for Patrice & Associates. Additionally he develops brand awareness programs and attends trade shows representing the Patrice model.
Donna Miller comes to us with over 25 years of Sales and Management experience, 10 years of Franchising experience, and 6 years of Staffing Industry experience both at a franchisee and headquarters level. Donna’s primary function will be to assist the company in expanding its Corporate Clients by acquiring new multi-unit concept clients; assist in developing leads for system wide dissemination; and assist in other sales and customer service related activities.
Ivy joined Patrice & Associates as a lead getter in 2010, became a top producing recruiter and joined the franchising team as the Franchise Coordinator and National Account Manager. Ivy supports franchisees in the start-up of their new business, assists with training and mentors news franchisees. Ivy previously owned her own travel agency.
Denise joined Patrice & Associates in 2012 part time updating our database. She then joined full time where she worked in the Accounting Department. Denise was promoted to Account Manager where she works directly with our CPA and is responsible for billing, collections and paying franchisees. Denise previously came from the banking industry where she was the Branch Manager of a local bank.
Donavan started his career in life as a professional figure skater until such time as he decided it was time to look for a new career path. He joined Patrice & Associates in 2011 as a Recruiter. Donavan exemplifies the mantra that “if you follow the system the system works” – figure skater to recruiter. He became a very successful Senior Recruiter and then transitioned to the franchising side of P&A as the Franchise Coordinator. Donavan works with people exploring a franchise opportunity with Patrice & Associates by facilitating the process and scheduling people step-by-step through the Discovery Process.
Brian has been with Patrice & Associates for 7 years starting as a recruiter in Patrice’s office. He was promoted to Manager, then joined our franchising company as the Director of Recruiting where he visited and trained Regional Developers. Brian is a multi-award winning franchisee and participates in training classes to help new franchisees get started in their new venture. Brian has received many awards for excellence.
Helen has been an award winning franchisee with Patrice & Associates for 6 years. She comes from a staffing background with Snelling and was happy to be out of the temp business and working in a more professional culture. Helen is a consultant to Patrice & Associates as a Trainer and Mentor to new franchisees.
George & Sue are the Regional Developers for DC/VA/NC/MD/NV/CO/UT. They have a successful office of recruiters and are outstanding mentors for the franchisees in their region. They add a different dimension to the training of new franchisees in each Academy.
Mercedes Concepcion-Gray, along with her husband Jay, is a Regional Developer for GA & N. Florida. Mercedes and Jay were award Regional Developers of the year in 2017 & 2018. Mercedes has a successful office and are outstanding mentors for the franchisees in their region. Mercedes also is a coach for all new Regional Developers.
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