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Restaurant Executive Search in Full Service Operations
We have completed searches for a wide array of Restaurant industry clients including:
- Panda Restaurant Group
- Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
- Dominoes’ Pizza
- Rita’s Italian Ice
- Caribou Coffee
Examples of Completed Searches
Our Restaurant Division placed successful candidates in a variety of key Full Service positions. Our placements include positions such as District Manager, Area Manager, Regional Manager, Multi-Unit Manager, Director of Operations, Regional Director of Operations, Corporate Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations/ Executive VP/ Senior VP, Chief Operating Officer, and President.
Below is a sampling of completed searches.
Chief Operating Officer
We completed a search for a publicly owned full service restaurant company. The successful candidate is responsible for its overall operations.
Vice President of Operations
Our client is a successful restaurant company with locations across multiple states. We completed the search by placing a successful candidate who is responsible for overseeing all daily operations.
Director of Operations
The placed candidate is responsible for leading and directing a team of 100+ staff of over 25 units.
Qualities of a Great Full Service Operations Executive
With over 50 years of experience placing restaurant operations executives, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:
- Demonstrated experience and expertise in specific operations disciplines
- Proven track record of meeting or exceeding targets through planning and time management
- Experience developing strategies that enhance revenue and control expense
- Ability to collaborate with business partners and identify, develop, and implement solutions for improved performance
- Ability to maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders- including owners, investors, managers, and employees
- Ability to pay tremendous attention to detail
- An unyielding commitment to customer service
- Demonstrated track record of imagination, vision, innovation, and energy