Please accept this letter as my personal and professional endorsement of Rob Dallaire C.P.C., Southern California Market Partner with Gecko Hospitality. I first collaborated with Rob in 2014 as Urban Plates was preparing for aggressive growth in California. With a base count of two locations, we needed an experienced recruiting partner to help us build restaurant leadership teams consisting of General Manager, Chef, Sous Chef, and Manager at each new location. Rob helped us define the ideal candidates for each of our management positions, including experience leve, success traits, and compensation ranges. Since that time in 2014, we have opened 10 locations throughout California and thanks to our partnership with Rob, we were able to meet our talent needs at each of these openings. In addition, Rob has been our source for multi-unit operations positions as well as senior-level culinary positions. Rob has exceptional industry experience and connections as well as an ability to identify, attract, and promote high-caliber candidates at all levels. In addition, Rob is reliable, pro-active, and a person of high integrity. For these reasons, I would strongly recommend Rob Dallaire for any organization looking to increase the number of qualified candidates for their positions and to help them position themselves appropriately in the marketplace to attract the best talent available.