Executive Search

Executive Search is all about leaders finding leaders.

You already know that finding GREAT C-level executives don’t come from a job posting, and all-stars certainly don’t apply. It’s a search. But did you know that the most effective searches happen when leaders reach out to leaders? Well, that’s Patrice & Associates Executive Search, a company with hundreds of pros who spent years in the top ranks of corporations in the US, Canada, and worldwide.

Top talent and only top talent. That’s what you can expect.

Whether your search is for a CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, or any other C-level position, when you put your Patrice Pro on the task, you can count on meeting the top talent that not only has the qualifications but also is a fit for your organization. You may find it hard to choose from the two or three candidates you meet. That’s part of the job: screening the very best from the best. You’ll only meet the ones who pass our rigorous vetting process.

The candidates you’ll meet are pre-sold on your company. Time saver!

Too often, with other staffing companies, recruiters don’t take the time to sell their top candidates on the opportunity. Not the case with Patrice. Every one you meet would love to land the position. Otherwise, why waste your time with a face-to-face meeting? Yes, we pre-qualify based on the opportunity and their interest level, in addition to their qualifications and fit with your company.

The search starts with our network and extends as far as necessary to get you exactly the talent you seek.

Our Patrice Pros have networks that span the globe. That perfect candidate might be right in your city or town. Or not. Not a problem! Patrice Pros are in hundreds of cities across North America and collaborate often to find the best person for the job. In our network, everyone knows someone or two or three or more influencers who can steer our search. It’s a very relationship-based process.

Curious whether your next C-suite executive is already on our radar? That would be “sweet!”

Pardon the pun, but how fantastic would it be to have that perfect exec within our sights? It would get you to GREAT faster than planned, and that could mean the difference between so-so quarterly performance and exceptional. The right leader can make an impact quickly. Contact us today, and let’s talk about your current executive search. Give us a shot at finding that needle in a haystack. You’ll be not only glad you did, but thrilled you’ve found a new partner in your company’s growth.

The Patrice Executive Recruiting Process

STAGE 1:   Client Intake – Develop a complete profile of your company, including identifying your market position, value differentiators, and talking points to market your company to top-tier candidates.

STAGE 2:  Ideal Candidate Profile/Search Assignment– Create a customized search assignment based on the ideal candidate for the position.

STAGE 3:  Search Strategy/Plan– Outline a sourcing strategy with timelines for the presentation of candidates.

STAGE 4:  Candidate Presentation– Present a candidate profile to your company with matching criteria for how it meets the parameters of the search assignment.

STAGE 5:  Client Interview Process– Conduct your candidate interviews, and, together, we narrow the search to the top-tier candidates, and present reference checks.

STAGE 6:  Candidate Final Selection– Help you craft the offer and actively manage the negotiation and decision process so your top candidate accepts the position.

STAGE 7:  Coaching the On-Boarding Process– Coach you through the final stages, including before, during, and after the executive is onboarded at your company. We work with you to stave off any counter-offers to help you get your new executive onboarded seamlessly.


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Duke Witte absolutely was amazing! 

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to Duke Witte for his assistance in finding me a new job in the hospitality industry. I was disgruntled with my previous job, and I was feeling very discouraged about my prospects. I had been working in the restaurant industry for many years, and I had a lot of experience and skills, but I was having a hard time finding a better opportunity.

I was contacted via LinkedIn by Duke, and thank goodness I was.  Mr. Witte was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. He took the time to understand my skills and experience, and worked tirelessly to find me a job that was a good fit.

Duke was also very honest and upfront with me about the job market. He didn't sugarcoat things, but also didn't give up on me. He kept me motivated and encouraged, and never gave up on finding me a job that I would love.

I am so grateful to Duke Witte and his team for their help. I am now happily employed, and I am so happy that I was able to find a job that I love. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a job in the restaurant industry. He is a true professional, and is dedicated to helping his clients find the perfect job!

Thank you again for everything!

Nick Grubbs

Working with Chris Bovio made job searching so much easier! 

Not only was he available and involved in my search, but also knowledgeable regarding the position. Chris used his industry experience and recruiting network to find the best position for me and my skill set. My only regret is that my new job is so perfect for me that I won’t need to use Chris or Patrice & Associates later.


Nick Guarino

Michael Greig was absolutely fantastic in every way! 

He gave me options and suggestions & eventually found a great for me. Communication was easy and he went above & beyond. Also, he seems like an all around good dude. Thanks again Michael. Solid work out there. You’re hired :)

Nic Callahan

Bryan Curtis was fantastic to work with!

Bryan was very on top of things throughout my recruiting process to the engineering firm I accepted my position with.  I responded to his LinkedIn posting and heard back from him within 24 hours. He continually spoke with me throughout the process checking in regularly and answering all my questions. Bryan was instrumental in helping me find a great job.



Frank Rondeau was a really big help! 

When it came to helping me find my new job, he knocked it out of the park!  He was very honest and thorough throughout the entire process. We had multiple conversations along the way and he always checked in after interviews. Frank was amazing to work with, and I'm super excited to start my new journey thanks to him.       

Many Thanks,


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