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Evan Kaplan
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts (Hospitality), New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Tel: 617-356-8177

Evan Kaplan, our Partner in New England (MA, CT, RI, ME, NH & VT) joined Gecko Hospitality after a successful 20-year career in the Food and Beverage Industry working in restaurants, hotels and country clubs. A proven operator and leader, Evan brings an extensive food and beverage background to the Hospitality Recruiting Industry.

Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality, Evan was the Director of Food & Beverage at Cherry Hills Country Club. Cherry Hills Country Club is one of the top fifty, five-star platinum country clubs in the US and has hosted to 12 PGA tournaments.

Evan held various key leadership roles with Kona Grill, a contemporary American and award-winning sushi restaurant over an eleven-year span. His final role with Kona Grill was the General Manager of Kona Grill Denver. While with Kona Grill, Evan ran operations in Naples & Tampa FL, as well as the San Juan Puerto Rico location. He also completed a one-year term on the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Denver.
During a brief time away from Kona Grill, Evan had the opportunity to learn the Hotel F&B business with The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel in Steamboat Springs, CO as an F&B Manager.

Evan operates at an extremely high level and possesses a maximum level of integrity. He has completed various leadership courses over the years and continues to improve himself and those around him every day. Building cohesive and successful teams is something he has consistently accomplished during his extensive career. Coaching and helping others is his true passion.

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It has been a pleasure working with Larry Friedkin from Gecko Hospitality - it is obvious how deeply he cares about his profession and helping to link candidates to find their best possible next career. Larry has certainly done his research in understanding our company's needs and interests, and presents timely candidates who often work out and end up being great additions to our bakery-cafes. He is quick to respond, be it setting up interviews, reviewing interview feedback and/or making sure each candidate is treated with respect, dignity, care and timeliness. Larry is conscientious, dedicated and interested to work with us to find the best possible candidates and managers. Our partnership continues to be enjoyable and a success.

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