Mike Tsirelis, CPC

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"If your actions inspire others to do more, to learn more, to dream more or to become more, you are a leader."
Mike Tsirelis, CPC
Alabama, Louisiana
Tel: 513-275-0005

Mike Tsirelis is the Franchise Partner for the states of Alabama and Louisiana and brings over 25 years of restaurant experience to his role as a restaurant and hospitality recruiter. Mike began his career working at Kentucky Fried Chicken in high school, both KFC and Little Caesars Pizza while in college, moving up the ranks to a Franchise Rep. position with Little Caesars. He then went into full-service management with Lone Star Steakhouse and was with them for over 13 and a half years, lastly as a District Manager overseeing 8 units.

Just prior to becoming a Gecko Franchise Partner, Mike was an Area Director of 9 locations with Don Pablo's. In addition to being an excellent "operator", Mike's has always been known for his outstanding people skills. Mike believes that success and the ability to accomplish great things is directly related to being honest, upfront, and fair in his dealings with people. For Mike, it's all about relationships. Mike has always enjoyed helping others achieve their personal and professional goals; and, throughout his career he has routinely gone the extra mile to assist them to that end. With that in mind, recruiting in an industry he loves and has been part of his entire life is a natural fit. Becoming a franchise partner with Gecko Hospitality, the leading restaurant and hospitality recruiting firm in the nation, is an opportunity for Mike to combine his work experience and knowledge with the character strengths that have always made him successful.

Mike and his wife Dawn live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their twin daughters and book-end boys, 12, 7, 7 & 2 yrs. old. He enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in his children's lives. When he can squeeze in time for himself, he enjoys reading, spending time with friends, watching/playing sports and playing pool.

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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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