Marty Tarabar is a Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for 7 states. After 12 plus years of experience as a partner with Gecko Hospitality, Marty has really honed his skills to find the best possible position for each of the great candidates he works with. He has brought on, trained and developed a strong team of recruiters to support his franchise territories.
Like most of our Franchise Partners, Marty started in the business very young and from the ground up. Dishwashing at the local diner was his way of financing his many travels. As a Boy Scout, Marty traveled to Japan, Israel and across the United States twice before the age of 17. In college Marty joined a regional seafood chain called Seafood Shanty and quickly rose to a District Manager position shortly after graduating. Since then Marty has worked for Bennigan's, The Office and Charlie Brown's, TGI Friday's and Applebee's as a General Manager, Training General Manager and a District Manager. Marty also worked as a Food Service Manager for Genuardi Family Markets, a division of Safeway and was a guest speaker at the National Home Meal Replacement Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia.
After many years on the road, Marty and his wife, Jill, settled in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they are enjoying the life of empty nesters. Their son, Jacob, works for Marty and handles the states of Arkansas and Delaware. Daughter, Dayna, has joined as a recruiter assistant for Colorado.
Now that he has made his final career change Marty has much more time to devote to his many activities with synagogue and choir. He is a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor (over 60 pints donated so far) and regularly volunteers his cooking skills for charitable events.
Marty owes his success to his recruiting team working in his office. Jacob Tarabar has been working with Marty almost since the beginning. Steve Kratz handles Colorado with the assistance of Dayna Tarabar. Tara Gates handles Iowa and Nebraska with the help of Kirsti Burton. Bob Backus works with Matt Orlow handling Eastern Pennsylvania. Karen Kern, our most recent addition is a dedicated hotel recruiter. Give the team a call, they'll be happy to help.
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