Joe Shields

Franchise Partner | Restaurant Division

Joe Shields joined Gecko Hospitality in 2018, recruiting with Franchise Partner Ed Crofton. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Bradley University.  Joe has 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry as a General Manager, Managing Partner and District Manager for two restaurant companies.  Most recently 18 years with Ruby Tuesday.

Joe has a vast experience and passion for the hospitality industry making him very successful in matching talented people in the right opportunity.

Joe has been married to his wife Mary for more than 30 years and is the proud father of grown twin boys.  Joe is devoted to his church community and enjoys opportunities to serve.