Ed Crofton, CPC

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Ed Crofton, CPC
California - Northern Restaurant Division, Hawaii
Tel: 916-905-3158 CA, 808-895-1860 HI

Ed Crofton, our Franchise Partner in Northern California and Hawaii joined Gecko Hospitality after a successful 35 year career in the restaurant industry.  A proven operator, Ed's background in operations and thorough understanding of the restaurant business at all levels brings a competitive edge in his recruiting. His vast experience and passion for the industry has made him very successful in matching talented people with great companies.

Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality, Ed was a Franchise Partner/Owner with Ruby Tuesday in the Midwest. He started in the industry at the age of 16 and after college stayed with Ruby Tuesday for almost 30 years. Ed has held leadership roles in operations, human resources and training. His experience includes VP of Human Resources, VP of Training and Development and District Operating Partner. He has opened more than 30 restaurants during his career and has developed and mentored numerous multi-unit operator leaders. Ed created a cutting edge national training university and human resource support center as well as designed an employee and manager selection process for Ruby Tuesday.

Ed has been married for 24 years and has three children.  In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling, golf and volunteering with numerous charitable organizations.

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I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all Gecko Hospitality has done for us. Since joining up with you we have seen so many great candidates. Your company's meticulous background searches and references make us feel very comfortable bringing on your candidates. I continue to pass along your company's name and number to those seeking a solid, reputable and reliable recruiting company. Thanks again and thank your staff, they do a great job!

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