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.
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.
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.
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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