Matthew Knol

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"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."
Matthew Knol
Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Nebraska, Pennsylvania (Eastern)
Tel: 215-996-1809

Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality, Matthew Knol worked as an executive director at the Solana Doylestown, a brand new premier senior living community. He was the first person hired for the start-up community, still in the construction phase. Matt was involved with the development including pre-sales, public relations, design, and construction. He received all the PA state licenses including his senior living administrator license. When the building was ready to open he interviewed hundreds of applicants and hired a staff of sixty-five including department heads as well as line level staff.

Matt received his BS in hospitality management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Since then he has had extensive experience in the hospitality field. He held many hotel positions including general manager, project manager, assistant general manager, revenue manager, and executive housekeeper in various styles of properties including full service, limited service, and extended stay. In addition, Matt worked as the general manger of a Boutique style hotel at Peddler’s Village, a resort tourist attraction in Bucks County, PA, eventually becoming their vice president of sales.

Matt is looking forward to bringing all of his experience to help managers find the perfect opportunity to further their career. He will assist clients in the hotel and senior living industries find the best candidates to grow their businesses. Matt is very excited to start this new career.

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Gecko Hospitality has worked with us at Yard House for 5 years. In that time we have used them in all of our markets. Scott Butts and Darrell Reidinger have participated at a very high level in what have proven to be 2 very high turnover areas in Kansas and Arizona. Both have shown great ability in understanding the type of candidate we look for and their candidates are always prepared for our process. They have also shown great flexibility and determination in finding "diamonds in the rough". Its their performance on that level that gives us confidence in using Gecko wherever we may need Managers.

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