Jim Koehler

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Jim Koehler
Minnesota, Ohio (Northern), Pennsylvania (Western)
Tel: 215-825-5600

Jim Koehler is a proud Gecko Hospitality Recruiter for Minnesota, Northern Ohio, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Jim has had a versatile career in hospitality, gaining operations experience as a Restaurant Manager, General Manager, and District Manager for JoJo's & Coco's Restaurants for 20 years. Jim was offered the opportunity to transition from Operations to the HR Field and performed as a Human Resources Manager for Chi Chis Restaurants, a sister Company of the Prandium Inc. parent organization, serving in that function for 9 years. Jim progressed to accept a stint as an Employee Relations Director for Ditan Inc., a national distribution company, however, he yearned to return to the Hospitality Industry and was fortunate to join former colleagues in the restaurant HR World having accepted a position as a Field Management Recruiter at TGI Fridays Restaurants, serving in that role for 6+ years.

Coupled with his enriched hospitality background, Jim has always possessed a strong work ethic and intense dedication, which has enhanced his sustained performance success. Throughout his career, Jim has consistently cultivated and developed respected professional relationships utilizing his proficient interpersonal communication skills. Jim is genuinely inspired to passionately add value to the personal and professional growth of others.

Jim has been married for 25 years to the love of his life, Tracy, and is the proud father of Wade, a Junior at IUPUI in Indianapolis, and Brock, a Sophomore at Purdue University. Jim is devoted to his Church Community, enjoys spending time with his family, and squeezes in an occasional round of golf.

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When I joined the Krystal Company in September 2009, Sterling Smith was the first Recruiter that contacted me to establish a partnership. Sterling and I spent time on the phone week after week discussing candidates and their backgrounds so that he could get a best understanding of the Krystal culture and present the candidates that were the ideal fit for our various markets.

Due to his dedication, persistence and ability to make the connection between candidate and company, I am very proud of the fact that my first placement with my new company came from Sterling!

Any company that decides to partner up with Sterling and Gecko Hospitality is considered lucky in my book; he's proven to me to be the ideal extension of our recruiting efforts!

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