Ed Crofton joined Gecko Hospitality in 2011 after a successful 35-year career in the hospitality industry. A proven operator, Ed's background in operations and thorough understanding of the business at all levels brings a competitive edge in his recruiting. His vast experience and passion for the hospitality industry has made him very successful in matching talented people with great companies.
Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality, Ed was a Franchise Partner/Owner with Ruby Tuesday in the Midwest. He started in the industry at the age of 16 and after college stayed with Ruby Tuesday for almost 30 years. Ed has held leadership roles in operations, human resources and training. His experience includes VP of Human Resources, VP of Training and Development and District Operating Partner. He has opened more than 40 properties during his career and has mentored numerous multi-unit operator leaders.