<![CDATA[Gecko Hospitality: talent_showcase]]> https://TALENT.GECKOHOSPITALITY.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Director of Operations]]>
  • 4 years of DO experience with Upscale Casual concepts; currently oversees 4 stores with Average Unit Volume above $4.5 million per store
  • Extensive GM experience in Casual Dining restaurants averaging between $4-6 million annually
  • As DO with current employer, he brought structure and consistency between the restaurants
  • Works hard to improve culture; has vastly improved retention rates within his company since becoming DO
  • Salary Expectation: $100,000
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    <![CDATA[Director of Operations]]>
  • 10+ years of Director of Operations experience with Fast Casual and Full Service concepts
  • 35+ new store openings
  • Multi-Unit experience overseeing locations doing between $2.5-4.5 million per year
  • Builds strong culture in his stores
  • Ability to build strong internal pipeline of talent
    • Has been able to fully staff locations in Western US that are not built yet
  • Took over market that was down 25% in sales the prior year, and increased sales 10% over the prior year
  • Salary Expectation: $120,000
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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager]]>
  • 10+ years of Casual Dining GM experience
  • Extensive experience in high volume environments; background includes GM experience in restaurants doing between $5-15 million annually
  • Excellent communicator who is able to develop Managers from within his own ranks
  • Experience with building systems, programs, and handbooks/manuals from-scratch
  • Salary Expectations: $85,000
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    <![CDATA[Director of Operations]]>
  • 20+ years of multi-unit experience with Full Service and QSR concepts
  • Most recently oversaw 12 restaurants with Average Unit Volume exceeding $2 million per location
  • Builds strong talent pipelines to ensure proper succession is in place
  • Effectively built sales and repaired rapport in neglected markets
  • Salary Expectation: $125,000
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    <![CDATA[Director of Operations]]> Highly skilled and dedicated Director of Operations with a strong background in safety, security and problem solving. He has overseen full transition from one ownership group to another and helped create SOP's for a huge resort destination. Starting off as a security officer and corporal in his career he developed a love and passion for serving his community, hospitality and bringing a smile to families faces.

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    <![CDATA[Chief Operating Officer (COO)]]> A highly qualified COO candidate with over 20 years in the Hospitality Industry within Chicagoland is looking for a new role. He has several New Restaurant Openings under his belt, and excels in building clientele and vendor relations, along with strategic marketing & outreach program experience. He comes with back-of-house management experience as well, as a Corporate Executive Chef for a Multinational Hospitality company. His background has given him the knowledge and expertise to be the perfect asset to your company! 

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    <![CDATA[Director of Catering]]> He spent 20 years with a National Brand, as the instrumental leader in developing their off-premise operations alongside the owner. When he joined the company it had 22 locations and he assisted in its growth to 60 stores. He developed SOPs, and training manuals, and created a "call center" for efficiency in ordering and organizing special events. He is an innovative operator and an excellent communicator. 

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    <![CDATA[Director of Operations]]>
  • 15 years of Casual Dining and Fast Casual Director of Operations experience
  • Opened 6 new markets with most recent employer, with average unit volume above $4.5 million annually
  • Helped redesign menu at his most recent employer to feature more made from-scratch items
  • Developed several leaders from within his Management ranks who have gone on to run their own districts
  • Salary Expectation: $100,000
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