Meet Our Team

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

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.

Michael A. Kunkle

I have Over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Most recently as a director of operations for Ruby Tuesday. I have worked with recruiters from both sides of the issue, both the hiring and the being hired. Recruiting is a great opportunity to really help people. The hospitality industry is a tough industry to work in and the true key to happiness is finding the right fit. The right person in the right job with the right company. A true recruiter is someone who is helpful and honest. Willing to return your correspondences and tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear. Coach you and be a mentor for you. Anyone can call people and fill job orders, a true recruiter will be honest with you and tell you the truth even when it is not what you want to hear. I have spent my career and pride myself in being honest even when honest wasn’t the
“cool” thing to be. I know the hospitality industry in depth and know what it takes to be a success. A true Recruiter is someone who is an advocate for both the hiring company and the candidate. I can not imagine a better rush than when I find someone the dream job they have always wanted.

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    I had the privilege of Mike Kunkle assisting in my search for a new career.

    He was excellent, professional and full of information, and very determined on carrying out his mission. Mike always started out our meetings by asking me how I was doing, how was the family, etc. Getting that personal touch made me believe and really feel that he cared about me and my family during this search. I would not trade my dealings with him for anyone else. Mike is very professional, courteous, and down to earth. Keeping me informed of specifics about myself that I would need to improve to enhance my job search. I really appreciate his touch and will definitely keep in contact with him to let him know that he has gained a friend for life.
    Walter Pierce
    I had the privilege of Mike Kunkle assisting in my search for a new career.
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    Michael Kunkle helped me out so much!

    I will forever be grateful for him! He sent my resume out and had interviews set up for me the very next morning. I am so excited for this career move and I owe it to him!     -Hailey Morton Michael Kunkle helped me out so much!