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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    Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!

    David is super professional and really took a lot of time to talk with me, get to know what my needs are and match me with the best possible position. I always received speedy replies to any questions I had, and he was always accessible and accommodating to me throughout the process. I highly recommend working with this group for your needs, and would happily work with them in the future should I ever look for new opportunities. Thank you, Johnny Morgan Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!
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    Margo was fantastic!

    Throughout the process, she was able to get and keep me prepared and ready to answer any questions or curveballs that came my way.  I was better prepared during this interview process than I have ever been before.  A normally stressful process was made less so thanks to Margo.  She was the one that initially brought the opportunity to my attention and was there every step of the way to ensure I was successful.
    Thank you,
    Adam Saia
    Margo was fantastic!
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    I would like to say thank you for this great opportunity and helping me with the next mile stone on my career path.

    At first when I received the email I was uncertain that this would work. Upon talking to Michelle I discovered that not only was she really nice, but also quite resourceful. I started the process on a Tuesday and literally one week later I was offered a job on the spot, thanks to all of her assistance. We talked and I was able to be open with her.  She was able to put me in the mindset of my now area manager to go over what to say and do, and what to leave out during the interview. We went over resumes and she showed me how to improve mine so that I stood out. Overall if I ever had to do this again I would gladly work with Michelle but I’m secure in my career path.  Thanks again to Patrice and Associates, and Michelle! Keyona Ellis
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    Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 

    I am grateful to have worked with Duke Witte during my search for employment. When I heard the word recruiter, I immediately put my guard up, but it quickly came down. Duke proved himself immediately as being in my corner, and that he had my best interests at heart. I explained to Duke upfront what’s important to me, my beliefs, and my interests. I was able to speak to Duke openly and comfortably. I’m a very private person, and Duke made me very comfortable by explaining his confidentiality process between prospect and recruiter. It has been awhile since I’ve had to look for work and be interviewed. I requested a mock interview with Duke, and it helped me. I don’t think the most highly of myself at times, and Duke strongly helped me build my confidence. My original resume I created read more as a detailed portfolio and Duke rearranged things in a way that would give me opportunity to speak on my skills and abilities. He explained that the resume is my golden ticket to getting the interview, and the interview is where I sell myself and share the details that I had in my original resume. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Duke during this process, and he is a strong advocate for those needing work. I will be referring him anytime I am able. Elliott Gray Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 
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    Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!

      I could tell immediately that she loves what she does for her clients and really gets to know them in depth. I had been searching for my next career path for several months and then the Covid-19 debacle happened. No one was hiring. I had posted my resume on Indeed and that’s where Jodi found me. She does her homework and even answered emails, texts and calls both day and night, and even on weekends. The whole process was quick, professional and only took one interview for me to secure a General Manager role at a luxury motorcoach resort. Jodi is a great asset to Patrice & Associates, and with this being my first experience working with a recruiter, I am highly impressed. Well done! Carolyn Masten Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!