Meet Our Team

The Gillen Consulting Group Inc. dba Patrice & Associates
John P. Gillen


To earn the long-term loyalty of those we conduct business with, client, candidate and team member, by exceeding expectations with care, consideration and respect to their needs and growth desires; personally and professionally.  By successfully exceeding those expectations, long-term growth and profitability will follow.

About Me

I am so thankful for the professional experiences I have had first as an upper level corporate department head & hiring manager, then staffing & recruiting and finally independent entrepreneurship.  Each of them have brought me to this amazing place in time.  The base of my business acumen comes from one of the worlds largest privately held organizations, where I learned the value of people and empowerment as the main ingredient to expected outcomes.  Since then I have utilized those skills in the recruiting and staffing world and as business leader advisor and consultant.  The blend of my experience and the Patrice & Associates system make me uniquely qualified to serve client and candidate.

I love being entertained by those that excel in their fields; live music, sporting events, theater, dining, movies and TV.  I actively participate in shooting sports, travel, swimming and water polo.  My two children are grown and at the beginning of their own amazing adventures.

Our Approach

We are committed to being of service.  We are grateful for the advantages we have been given and want to see that others are able to experience expected and positive outcomes through our service.  We strive to provide respectful and committed assistance to all we encounter.  Through the Patrice & Associates framework, tried and true over decades of execution, we can further achieve this level of service.

For Our Clients:

We are here to act as a silent extension of your business.  To assist you in providing the high-level quality to those that count on your services.  We are a community and shared success helps us all grow.  We are the best at what we do so that you can be the best at what you do.  We help you streamline a necessary process to keep the best possible people strengthening your team.

For Our Candidates:

Just as we are an extension of our business partners, we are here to guide and mentor you to find the best place for you in your career today and tomorrow.  You don’t transition in your career every day, but we are assisting hundreds people just like you every single day to make those same transitions.  Helping you to find an ideal place to match your experience and skills is our mission.  We are your advocate!

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Liz Costa is the BEST!

    Liz Costa is the most knowledgeable, organized, warm and amazing human I have ever encountered.  She brings you the confidence that you need to feel strong and to feel good about yourself.  She has taught me to look at things in a different light that I would of never thought of doing.  I am very grateful for all of her knowledge and help!               Thank You Liz! Ashley Brewley Liz Costa is the BEST!
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    I am grateful to have met Corina and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!

    Corina Mack was extremely thorough and quick to respond to all of the needs of myself as well as her business client. Her ability to communicate between the 2 of us made the process so quick. Corina was very knowledgeable about the company she was representing and their current team that was in place. Sometimes companies receive an overwhelming amount of applications for positions and Corina’s ability to pre-screen potential candidates surely expedited this businesses needs to fill their role.           Regards, John R. Guyon III I am grateful to have met Corina Mack and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!
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    Erin DeFreitas was Top - Notch!

    Could not have been better!

                          Thank You!     Eddie T. Erin DeFreitas was top-notch!
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    I am beyond thankful Jaclynn Graybill!

    Jackie was my recruiter and she truly is an exceptional addition and excellent employee!  Patrice & Associates provided amazing service which made my decision to chose this organization to work for seamless.  I have referred Jackie to a few of my friends, and I am confident they will receive the same outstanding experience as well!

    All the best,


    I am beyond thankful Jaclynn Graybill!
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    I give Jay a 10 out of 10! 

    Jay Gray is an exceptional recruiter and someone who truly cares about what his client is seeking for employment. Jay helped me through the entire hiring process and made me feel confident about my new career opportunity. I am truly grateful to have had his help. Once again, thank you for you service and it really did help me in a time I needed someone like Jay to come in and help secure a position that valued my worth. I’m really enjoying my position and I’m fortunate for the help!               Much Thanks! Walker Patterson I give Jay a 10 out of 10!