Meet Our Team

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

MISSION STATEMENT

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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    Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.

    The thing that stands out to me the most is you can tell he truly cares. He helped me gain self confidence through phone calls and was constantly checking in on me during the interview process. Not only was I able to acquire a great job with the help of Jonathan, but I received incredible insight. He is a very smart guy and is able to effectively explain his thoughts in a simple manner.          

    Thank you so much!

    Jacque J.

    Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.
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    Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.

    Communication and correspondence with her was easy and fast and her feedback always proved very useful during the recruitment process.  With other recruiters I have dealt with in the past, I've usually had the impression that I was merely part of a quota of applications. This was not so with Karen, I am convinced that she had my best interest in mind as well as those of the company she was "hunting" me for.    

    I cannot thank Karen enough for all her assistance in what I am sure will be a long lasting relationship with my new employer.

    Regards,

    Carlos

    Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.
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    Ross Horton is the definition of what a professional account manager should aspire to be!

    He finds ways to help that best suits his candidate, now that takes passion for helping people! The way that he engages with his clients is truly rare to find. If you have the chance to work with him. Do it!

    Thank you,  Ross Horton and Patrice & Associates!

    Joel Rodriguez

    Ross Horton is the definition of what a professional account manager should aspire to be!
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    Dionne Spriggens is the definition of Dedicated!

    Dionne Spriggens is doing a great job with exceptional service.  Dionne is amazing with her persistence and the positive vibes she brings.  Since I the first time I spoke with her she has been nothing but professional and dedicated.

    I strongly believe that she will be a great asset to Patrice & Associates for many more years to come!

    Best regards

    Bovon L.

    Dionne Spriggens is the definition of Dedicated!
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    Shawn Hoye needs a raise!

    Shawn Hoye went above and beyond in matching me with a position and company that was best suited for me. He is passionate about what he does, and is with you every single step of the way. I would highly recommend Shawn Hoye and Patrice & Associates.          

    Thank you!

    Melissa

    Shawn Hoye needs a raise!