Meet Our Team

We believe, and specialize in finding the perfect fit to deliver rewarding careers and grow great brands.

About the Owners

With over 130 franchise business owners and over 275 recruiters, our team can tailor recruiting searches to fit your specific needs in the U.S. and Canada.

It is fitting that John & Elizabeth have chosen to represent the Northwest Region for Patrice & Associates because they love to spend time in the wide-open spaces that the Northwest provides and take advantage of the big cities. They love to travel and have visited all of the states in their region, have lived in Oregon for over six years and John also lived in South Dakota as a young man.

John joined Patrice & Associates as a successful and award-winning executive in the aerospace and renewable energy sectors. He has concentrated his career on team building, project management, engineering and operations as well as focusing on start-up ventures since 2000. In these roles he was responsible for building and mentoring high-performing technical and manufacturing teams of which he is extremely proud. John has been involved in partnering and developing both clients and suppliers alike. Some notable accomplishments include the development and certification of the friction stir welding process used to manufacture the Eclipse 500, the first time this advanced manufacturing process was FAA-approved for use in primary structural assembly of aircraft. He also served as Chief Engineer for the NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program for Universities Space Research Association. He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

Elizabeth serves as a volunteer chaplain at two healthcare facilities, which include both memory care residents and medical rehab patients. This experience has given her a chance to connect with and encourage people of all walks of life. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations.

Our Approach

John & Elizabeth are committed to working with clients, candidates and franchisees in a way that upholds the high standards of the Patrice & Associates family. Our actions and words reflect the core values of Patrice & Associates which are Respect, Excellence, Service & Teamwork.

Our office is devoted to working hard and helping others. Whether you are a job seeker in the hospitality, retail or service industry, a hiring manager looking for top talent or a potential franchisee, we stand ready to represent your interests to the best of our ability. Along with our local office, the nationwide presence of Patrice & Associates offers a proprietary database of over 400,000 candidates used by our team of over 200 recruiters.

Community is important to our business, our town and our family. We strive to build community with our employees and business contacts as we reach out to participate in projects that offer practical benefits. For John, that is demonstrated by his volunteer time at the local high school, helping students prepare for college and beyond.

Fulfilling Careers | Successful Partnerships | Community Empowerment

Both John & Elizabeth strive to build strong teams as they bring together job seekers, employers, franchisees and the community.

Trust Patrice & Associates to help you improve your life!

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Hospitality Recruiter Helps Find Me a Job!

    Chris Giles was very helpful throughout this whole process. First he helped me get my resume polished to send off, he was very patient with me during this. I was very busy with my job search and interviews, but he always made sure to follow up if I didn't get something back to him and was always patient with me. Once we had my resume updated he got it sent off and set up my interviews, he was very helpful in coaching me and making sure I was prepared for the interview. Chris was always there to answer any questions I had and touched base frequently as we were waiting to hear back about things certain things. If I hadn't heard back from one of the hiring departments he would contact them and I would hear from them later that day. Now after getting hired and starting the training program he checks in with me weekly to see how things are going and provides a listening ear if I need to vent about anything. He has been very encouraging and has helped me be more confident going through this hiring  process. Thank you Chris!   Charissa Hahn     Have a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist work for you for FREE Hospitality Recruiter Helps Find Me a Job!
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    I would like to thank Frank Rondeau for leading me through all the steps required to land  a great job opportunity. Frank took the time to ask questions about my career goals and personal plans to create a personal resume, based on my career and work experience, in order to connect me with a great job fit for myself- and for my future employer. The end result was getting my interview process handled, and giving me appropriate advice on how to handle the interview for it to be successful... and it sure was. Thank you Frank and Patrice and Associates for helping me get started on this exciting next chapter of my life! -Elaine Garcia   Started on this exciting next chapter of my life!
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    Hospitality Recruiter Can Help You Find a Job!

    Karl was the best asset in securing my new position. He was there coaching and teaching me every step of the way. I have been working in the food industry for 20+ years and this is the first time I have used a recruiter. I have been on both ends of the hiring process and Karl has helped to know what people are looking for and what I should be looking for when hiring new employees. I look forward to meeting Karl and shaking his hand. If needed I would seek Karl out again!         Mahmoud Elkhyati         Need help with your resume – Have a Recruitment Specialist help you for FREE       Hospitality Recruiter Can Help You Find a Job!
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    Hospitality Recruitment Works!

    My interactions with Mr. Richard were professional. He was very accommodating to my wants in needs when it came to the company I was looking to become a part of. I had tried myself to obtain a position with this company, but I was not able to do so on my own. With Richard's help I was able to land the position.  He kept me in the loop when it came to every interview that I had from beginning to end and kept me very upbeat and positive about the experience. I believe this is how a head hunter or recruiter should perform when dealing with clients very professional and had integrity in everything that he did.     Albert Jones     Hospitality Recruitment matches YOUR skills with the perfect job Hospitality Recruitment Works!
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    Hospitality Recruiters Are Here to Help

    Daniel was a great help to me on my job search. From the first time I was contacted by him I felt he was here not only to help the company find the right candidate but he was there to make sure I was right for the position.  Daniel is very persistent when he is working with you.  He knows that time is of the essence and he helps you adhere to a very strict timeline to be successful.  Daniel is there for you when you are feeling unsure and is always available to discuss just about anything.  He has a wealth of FOH & BOH knowledge and that really put me at ease because I have not met many recruiters with FOH & BOH experience. Talking to someone who has been where you have been really puts you at ease!  I am very appreciative that I had the chance to work with Daniel on this occasion.  I am thankful he was understanding, attentive, communicative, and seems to generally care about you as a person and a perspective candidate! Katherine Woods         Career Coaches that help you for FREE Hospitality Recruiters Are Here to Help