Meet Our Team

Rick Wilbins, Franchise Owner

With more than three decades as an executive in top global companies and now as a franchise owner of Patrice & Associates, Rick is focusing on helping hospitality clients build strong teams.

An accomplished, change-driven executive with consistent record of break-through achievements, he brings deep and broad insights into the business of talent acquisition and development. Rick has recruited, hired and managed large high-performance global teams in more than 40 countries with $150 million budgets, negotiated multi-million entertainment sponsorship deals, and forged dozens of critical business partnerships. His understanding of the chemistry and composition of high-performance teams means he is immediately able to determine his client’s precise needs and laser-focus the search process to ensure the right candidates are identified and discovered quickly. Rick is supported by his colleagues in more than 100 offices across the US and in Canada.

In addition to recruiting, Rick is also an expert business consultant with broad experience with in Talent Management, Brand Development and Advocacy, Business Development and Sales, Corporate Citizenship, Entertainment Development, Executive Consulting, Film and TV development, Influence and Power Mapping, Leadership Development, Marketing & Public Relations, Strategy and Policy Development, and Third-Party Advocacy.

Meet the Team

Ashley Hall, Talent Development Director

With more than 10 years of experience working with celebrities and managing related special events, Ashley brings unique insight into the business of identifying and cultivating strong talent for the hospitality industry. Her network includes a wide range of titles and functions locally and nationally. Catch her at any one of the many local hospitality-focused events.

Our Approach

Patrice & Associates is the number one restaurant and hospitality recruiting company in North America. We have 112 offices across the country and in Canada. Our clients are some of the nation’s most prominent brands.

Our calling card: We find A-level candidates other recruiting companies say they do — and don’t. We do that the hard way, by calling hundreds of restaurants and hotels every week and talking to people who aren’t on the radar screen – people with good jobs who don’t respond to ads. The reality is, it doesn’t matter how many resumés you have on your desk, the best candidates are the ones who didn’t send their resumes in. So we find them.

The other thing about Patrice & Associates – we work on contingency. If we don’t deliver, you don’t pay us. Every franchise owner has a nationwide network of Patrice & Associate offices to draw on to fill jobs. Each client is assigned a single account manager to ensure consistent delivery.

There are nearly a thousand open jobs and a half a million resumés in our database today. So if you know someone who can benefit from our services, please let us know.

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Hospitality Recruitment agency – your friend

    Marcel was a wonderful help in this process. He reached out to me with impeccable timing on my side and guided me through what is usually an arduous task of looking and searching for the next step. Thanks to Marcel, I didn't have that anxiety that usually comes with looking for a new job. He provided me with all the help I needed and guided me along the way with advice about the company as well as how best to present myself. Never once did I feel pressured or uneasy. Marcel was truly helpful and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him. Mahalo, Samantha "I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him."
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    Let Your Personal Career Coach help you FOR FREE

    I wanted to reach out and tell you about Chris Giles. Since the moment he started working with me to find the right job Chris has given me 100% support in helping me find a job. Out of all the recruiters I have worked with Chris is the only one who would reach out to me every couple of weeks to update me on what he has coming in or if he didn’t have anything at the moment.He has kept me in the loop since the beginning. This shows me how much he cares about his job and his clients. I couldn’t have asked for a better recruiter from your company. Thank you Chris for helping me find the right job. I was loosing hope but you restored it. Thank you Justin Brown "I was loosing hope but you restored it. "
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    Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment Worked for me!

    Thank you for the opportunity to express my satisfaction with Chris Jones.  Chris was very professional from the very beginning and always kept me updated on the progress with the company. It was a very stress free process, and I truly recommend Chris to anyone in need of a new career. Thank you Chris you are awesome!!   please use this as you see fit   sincerely, Chris Lodes Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment Worked for me!
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    Let Your Personal Career Coach help you FOR FREE

    Vicki Gladson is always prompt, professional and honest.  This is my second time using Patrice and Associates as a recruiting agency.  I have developed a rapport with Vicki and I have confidence in her abilities to find the right job opportunity for me.  As my career goals have taken a different direction, Vicki was there to help navigate me through process of finding a great job with the upward advancement opportunities.

    Thank you Vicki, Charla Hospitality Recruiting at it's finest!
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    Career Coaches that help you for FREE I really enjoyed working with David Israel, he was very friendly and professional throughout the process of my new job opportunity. David was always following up and helping me prepare for each interviews, for example, sharing specific interview questions, providing valuable points of view, and encouraging me to do research for the company I was applying for. He was fully committed in my future that I felt I was his only client. If you are looking for someone to help you go the next level in your career, I highly recommend David Israel to be the guy to help in your journey. Juan Perez Career Coaches can help you for FREE