A graduate of Purdue University, James Bullard brings over 20 years of professional recruiting experience to Gecko's Recruiting team.
Coming out of operations, James sought out the help of Resources in Food to help him advance his career with a College Degree. While at RIF, he was given a unique opportunity to become a recruiter with a franchise group named PMA Restaurant Group owned and operated Robert Krzak. James quickly achieved success and worked his way from Recruiter to Senior Recruiter and ultimately to Director of Operations overseeing three offices and budgets of more than $800,000 in sales in Indiana and Ohio.
After leaving Resources in Food in 1999, James went to the corporate side of recruiting where he became a Regional Manager of Recruiting for Chuck E Cheese's, Director of Recruiting for Value Financial Services, Recruiting Manager for Dave and Buster's, and most recently Regional Director of Talent Acquisition for White Lodging, the second largest management company in the hotel and hospitality industry with over 20,000 rooms nationwide.
While on the corporate side, James won many accolades due to his unique ability to build relationships with his operators. Awards such as Recruiter of the Year 04', Top Gun recipient in 07', and Platinum Performance Award in 08' are just a few awards given to James.
James is excited to be back in control of the recruiting atmosphere he so loves to be a part of.
James is married to a wonderful woman, Debbie, and has three children: Abbi, Grant, and Kolby. A former Collegiate Athlete, James enjoys many sporting activities and enjoys coaching Varsity Softball with the local High School. James also enjoys teaching and certifying individuals to Scuba Dive as a Dive Instructor and riding his Harley.
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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