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Anne and Rick Becker

I wanted to follow up to let you know how much we appreciate you connecting us with our new hire. We understand this is your job but we can’t tell you what a fantastically perfect fit he is for our GM role. We have had a very difficult past 4-5 years with various GMs that were not the right fit and were honestly very detrimental to our business. I know we paid for your service, but I need to extend an extra-special thank you to you for helping us with this most important hire. We are excited and optimistic about our future and this is the single key contributor to that! If we have future needs for other roles, we wouldn’t hesitate to reach out and will recommend you to anyone looking to fill a hospitality position.

Chris Abbey

Throughout my long-tenured career, I have known many recruiting companies and numerous recruiters. That said, I can honestly tell you that you preside over the best Hospitality Recruiting Company in the country. Rest assured, whenever my current company or others in my network need talent, or when industry professionals are looking for a job, I will reach out to Gecko Hospitality.    

Riley Kishkunas

I have had the absolute pleasure in working with Gecko Hospitality this past year, we work directly with Karen Kern on most of our open positions and she has been phenomenal! What I appreciate most about Karen is she takes time to listen to exactly what we are looking for in a candidate, from their experience and demeanor. I can always count on her to be in communication with me and answer any questions I have during the process.  Karen is a very knowledgeable about overall hotel operations and understands recruiting experienced people into these roles at our hotels. Marty, Karen, and team have been a true asset to our recruitment process and we look forward to continuing to work with them for years to come.

Shannan Barnes

Karen Kern is one of the best in her industry.  She is very thorough in candidate selection, follow’s up and follows through.  She takes her time and has always giving me the best of the best in candidates.  In fact, her candidates are still with the company today.  Her knowledge, understanding and experience are a true asset to her company and mine.  Her approach and overall demeanor is always very excited, open and precise.   I look forward to working with Karen for many years to come.

Ron Pullen

Marty You are a great “people picker” and talent developer! Tara is terrific and reps you well. I am on to the next phase of interviews! Tara’s ‘tude’ is contagious and she motivates me, but keeps me grounded. Thank you!

Tanya Scannelli

Gecko Hospitality has been a huge asset to us in our hiring needs.  Our company has been experiencing a huge influx of growth, and Gecko Hospitality is always quick to provide new candidates, and are always there for us for anything we need.  The candidates they send are professional, qualified, and are exactly who we are looking for.  We look forward to our continued partnership with Gecko and to receiving more of their referred talents.

Gecko Hospitality helped me fill a unique position in a fraction of the time it has previously taken. Chris used his extensive resources and knowledge of the hospitality industry to provide us with multiple, qualified applicants. Gecko saved me the time and frustration I usually encounter with the hiring process and filled the position within weeks.  I will definitely use them again.

Marla Neely | Vice President – Special Events, Foundation For The Carolinas