Mike Tsirelis is the Franchise Partner for the states of Alabama and Louisiana and brings over 25 years of restaurant experience to his role as a restaurant and hospitality recruiter. Mike began his career working at Kentucky Fried Chicken in high school, both KFC and Little Caesars Pizza while in college, moving up the ranks to a Franchise Rep. position with Little Caesars. He then went into full-service management with Lone Star Steakhouse and was with them for over 13 and a half years, lastly as a District Manager overseeing 8 units.
Just prior to becoming a Gecko Franchise Partner, Mike was an Area Director of 9 locations with Don Pablo's. In addition to being an excellent "operator", Mike's has always been known for his outstanding people skills. Mike believes that success and the ability to accomplish great things is directly related to being honest, upfront, and fair in his dealings with people. For Mike, it's all about relationships. Mike has always enjoyed helping others achieve their personal and professional goals; and, throughout his career he has routinely gone the extra mile to assist them to that end. With that in mind, recruiting in an industry he loves and has been part of his entire life is a natural fit. Becoming a franchise partner with Gecko Hospitality, the leading restaurant and hospitality recruiting firm in the nation, is an opportunity for Mike to combine his work experience and knowledge with the character strengths that have always made him successful.
Mike and his wife Dawn live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their twin daughters and book-end boys, 12, 7, 7 & 2 yrs. old. He enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in his children's lives. When he can squeeze in time for himself, he enjoys reading, spending time with friends, watching/playing sports and playing pool.
About Gecko Hospitality
Since 2000, Gecko Hospitality and its dedicated Franchise Partners and Recruiters throughout the United States have been pioneers in the hospitality recruiting industry. The value that Gecko Hospitality provides to its Clientele is evident in the advanced networking and technology skills our professional recruiters possess in identifying qualified restaurant professionals.
Our national network consists of 37 regional offices that are driven to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. In addition, Gecko Hospitality offers the largest selection of hospitality jobs, restaurant jobs, hotel jobs, resort jobs and club management jobs online. Our specialized, hospitality-focused team covers all 50 states and Canada with over 80 Franchise Partners and recruiters. Gecko Hospitality was founded on providing the finest restaurant jobs nationwide to the highest performing candidates. More importantly, our Franchise Partners and recruiters began their careers in hospitality and there is no finer training ground for recruiting than real life experience.
At Gecko Hospitality, we are passionate about making sure that every member of our recruiting team is familiar with our philosophies. In the same way that we learn about people when developing relationships and friendships, we want our people to have a sense of Gecko Hospitality's values and insight into our company's "personality." With this insight comes a greater understanding of how values "fit" with Gecko Hospitality's values, why we do things the way we do as well as providing a basis for making decisions that are appropriate to those values. We all play a part in keeping these traditions and philosophies alive.
We want every member of our recruiting team to understand that we are only as good as how well we follow these philosophies on an everyday basis. Gecko Hospitality is all about achieving results by being motivated. This motivation to achieve results comes from within. No one can motivate us, nor can we motivate anyone else. As leaders, all that we can do is provide an environment where people motivate themselves to achieve mutually beneficial goals. Along with this philosophy, each team member possesses the following traits for which we are proud: honesty, integrity, desire, determination, listening skills, rapid learning, responding in a timely manner, effective communication skills, thoroughness, empathy, compassion, and most of all we want every team member to have a strong work ethic that motivates them to produce superior results both for our candidates and for our Clients.
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