Phoenix & Scottsdale

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About John Gillen

John-Gillen owner of Patrice & Associates of Phoenix and ScottsdaleThe Gillen Consulting Group Inc. dba Patrice & Associates
John P. Gillen

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!

Premier Executive Search
Together we’ll go for GREAT and we’ll get you to GREAT. Your…next career leap starts and ends here.

Work with us, and you get your own executive search team that understands the importance of goals, vision, needs, fit, and all the intangibles that go into a GREAT executive search match. Executives, gain exclusive access to top companies. Employers and search committees, experience our collaborative approach to discovering exactly the kind of person you’re seeking. That way, Patrice & Associates Pros can effectively identify, recruit and vet the right candidates.


For Employers

  • You have a partner who will make the recruiting calls you can’t. Let us pick up the phone and discreetly find your GREAT team member. The one who doesn’t respond to internet ads.
  • You have a brand advocate in a challenging employment market. What others say about you is powerful, so let us do the talking and sell your brand.
  • You have a dedicated Patrice & Associates Pro who can work anywhere. Have multiple positions to fill in multiple locations? Your life just got easier.
  • You have access to higher-quality candidates. GREAT future team members aren’t searching for jobs. They’re working the jobs they have. Let us find your that all-star.
  • You can count on discerning, discrete executive search. Clients call us the Gold Standard because they value our services and the way we work.


For Job Seekers

  • Why waste another minute, make that career move. Your dream job may be on one of our Patrice & Associate Pro’s desk. Curious?
  • Let’s make finding that GREAT position fun, easy, and no risk. That’s what people say about working with us. They get the right guidance to land that job they could never have gotten on their own… for FREE!
  • Get up-to-date job market information in your area. Discover the best companies to work for, the hottest jobs, and the opportunities available. It’s insider info tailored just for you.
  • Get the guidance you need to figure out how to get to GREAT. You may not know exactly the path, the position, or the salary level. No worries, let us provide clarity.


Check out our current job listings. There are thousands and one might be GREAT for you!


About Patrice & Associates

We can’t wait to talk with you! Let our connections be your connections in your area and across North America. Job seekers, Patrice & Associates can find you your next great career move even if you want to move to another city or state.

Employers, let us find you your next great hire! Even if your search is for multiple positions, in multiple cities. One call to this local office and you’re on your way. All without the hassle of managing multiple recruiters or territory restrictions.

Why wait? Get the resources of our national network when you call your local office. We’re ready! Are you?

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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