Meet Our Team

Maureen and Brian

Maureen and Brian both grew up in Northern NJ, met in NYC and moved to Florida to begin a new chapter and decided to embark on a second career – together.   They raised three children, have actively volunteered in both church and community and enjoyed fulfilling careers.  Maureen, as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Exxon, AT&T and Brian, as Technology Sales Director with IBM and Cisco Systems, Maureen graduated from Rosemont College in PA with BS in Accounting. Brian graduated from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY with a BS in General Business and from New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business in NYC with an MBA.  Both Brian and Maureen worked in the hospitality business throughout our college years.

These experiences sharpened their people, analytical, and business judgement skills and it is at Patrice and Associates where they are putting these skills to good use for valued clients and candidates as talent acquisition specialists, career coaches and national staffing partners. With both a local and a national focus, Brian and Maureen are razor focused on helping great companies and great people find each other by orchestrating matches in the hospitality industry, the second largest vertical in this country, and a significant driver of our economy.

Our Approach:

As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in North America since 1989, Patrice & Associates (P&A) helps thousands of managerial candidates find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry with exclusive recruiting partnerships with some of the nation’s largest restaurant chains and hotels. We are uniquely positioned to support both clients and candidates nationally.  We do this through a personal touch, proven system and disciplined approach that matches the highest quality A+ management candidates with the needs of our clients.

For Our Clients:
Recruiting for the right talent can be a very complex and frustrating process and a bad hire is one of the costliest mistakes any business can make.  It is also less expensive to hire a good recruiter than an inexperienced manager.  Our commitment to our clients is to submit only ‘A’ level candidates and simplify and expedite the decision-making process.  We will take the time to understand your culture, core values and thoroughly understand your specific needs. Our proprietary system and process give us access to the largest talent pool of Managers in the industry. We streamline and sync our search criteria unique to each client’s specific requirements eliminating and reducing the resume screening time and get results fast.

For Our Candidates:
Our Team will be your coach and mentor throughout the entire search, selection and interview process. We will listen, ask the right questions and understand what career options are important to you and your family. We will review your resume and offer resume assistance as required. We will ensure honesty, integrity and strict confidentiality at every point in our relationship with the goal of finding the best possible fit between you and the Client.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.

    Amy contacted me in a time where I was unhappy where I was but wasn’t doing anything to change it. She was very informative and if she didn’t have the information at hand, she got it. She revamped an old resume making it more about achievements than responsibilities. She coached me on interview tactics before multiple interviews and was there to talk about them afterwards. Every conversation we had felt more like a friendship than business. She is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does. She also helped boost my confidence through the entire interview progress. Whatever she is doing, she must be doing it right because I got the job! Thanks Amy for a life changing experience.
    Sincerely,
    Shawn Ware
    Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.
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    I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.

    He saw a lot of potential in me which allowed me to apply for a higher position than I had first intended. Although the process wasn't easy he was still very honest and trustworthy. I am very grateful to have received his guidance. I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.
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    I want to thank Tim...

    ...for all the time he spent helping me acquire my new career. He has helped by assisting me with redesigning my resume and keeping in contact with me throughout the entire process.  His actions showed that he really cared and wanted the best for me. Thanks again, Dominic Almanza I want to thank Tim
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    I would 100% recommend Ross

    I cannot begin to thank Ross and Karen enough! without the two of them I wouldn't have even known about the position! The interview process was quick, easy and simple. After only a short week I was in a position I knew I was going to love forever and it was all thanks to them! Ross has been so good about following up with me even after being hired, asking how my experience has been, what hours I'm working etc. and to top it all off Ross even sent me a gift card thanking me for working with him. I would 100% recommend Ross to anyone looking for a career in the industry!
    Cheers,
    Bayley Ferreira
    I would 100% recommend Ross
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    I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood

    Doug was extremely professional and was very easy to work with. He was quick to respond, made himself available anytime I had a question, and was always checking in through the entire process. He coached me through the interview process by sending over necessary documents to read over on my own time, giving pointers on the phone, and talking through details. You can tell Doug cares for each person he works with. Even after getting the job, he is still checking in to see how things are going and making sure all is going well. I would recommend Doug to anyone when looking to start their career or looking for a career change. He was a great resource to have when needed.
    Thanks,
    Tony
    I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood