Gabe Caruthers

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago"
Gabe Caruthers

Gabe brings 25 years of operational experience to this role. As an operator, his foremost priority was always on identifying and developing talent in all roles. Gabe’s number one focus is always finding the right fit for clients and candidates. Gabe strongly believes that the arrangement, whether related to time or resources, must be right for all parties for there to be a true return on investment that benefits all.

Gabe started in the industry at 14 years old and worked his way up through the culinary side of the business. Gabe became a Culinary Partner and eventually a member of the R&D and multi-unit culinary team. During his career, he has had the honor of working with two different fully accredited Certified Master Chefs as well as a number of highly respected industry executives that he considers mentors and friends.

Eventually, Gabe moved to a Director of Operations role with three nationally recognizable brands. In this role with corporate and franchise groups Gabe had the opportunity to work in many aspects of the business from accounting to Human Resources and from contract negotiation to marketing. People were and are always priority one.

Gabe lives with his wife Julie of 14 years and their four dogs and enjoys anything outdoors. Hunting, fishing and the Kansas City Chiefs are his passions outside of work.

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