Joan Koelbel, CPC

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Joan Koelbel, CPC
District of Columbia, Virginia
Tel: 704-780-1045

Joining Gecko Hospitality was a natural career progression for Joan, with over twenty years of experience in the food industry from fast food, managing restaurants, to recruiting. Joan has worked in the food industry as a General Manager for restaurants, a buyer for Kraft Foodservice and a Sales Manager for a produce company. She brought this wealth of experience to bear in 2002 when she joined Gecko Hospitality, covering the North Carolina, Virginia and DC territories. During her tenure with Gecko, she has earned the coveted Franchisee of the Year Award and much recognition for sales achievements. She shares her success with others by serving as the District Director II with NAPS, National Association of Personnel Services, for the past seven years and is currently the Secretary / Treasurer with the Executive Board for NAPS.

The restaurant recruiting industry is more than just a career for her, it's her life! She understands that the process of searching for management within the hospitality field is an art, based on firsthand experience in the field and in the kitchens. Hospitality managers are intuitive and passionate about what they do. The companies searching for management are more selective than they ever have been. Having a guide for prospective employees throughout that process is more critical today in a "buyers market." Joan and Gecko Hospitality are informed and educated about the industry. As they have grown in the market and became the leader in the industry, they have stayed focused on YOU! Your needs are their first priority. Their service is placing hundreds of management professionals at all levels. They stay focused on your search so you can work in your operations without taking on the time consuming process of finding the right people to join your team. "Pouring on the details and ensuring success" is our motto. Recruiters who are Certified Personnel Consultants are now a standard practice within the Gecko franchise. Continued education ensures sharp skills of each Gecko Hospitality recruiter.

Joan serves on the Board of Directors for NAPS, National Association of Personnel Services, which offers the Credentialing Programs. Joan understands that education will bring you farther than any one project or success. Joan and her other Gecko professionals value the importance of constant interaction with Human Resource Departments to focus on the current needs of the organization. They are committed to providing the best possible connection between the candidates and clients. Give Joan and the Gecko professionals a try! Associations and Memberships National Association of Personnel Services Chamber of Commerce Children's Attention Home - Sponsor National Restaurant Association Woman-Owned Businesses

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Dear Tom,

I just want thank you for the good candidates you have been sending our way. I know I don't communicate too often with Christina having your region but she is very impressed with the candidates that you are sending to us.

Again, thank you and look forward to continuing the relationship.

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