Brian Blum is the franchise partner for Gecko Hospitality in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and he is an active member of NAPS. Brian's ability to educate and assist restaurant leaders with their employment decisions while sticking to his values of honesty and respect and his mantra of "people work for people", have set him apart from the competition. Organizations now more than ever are looking for top talent and Brian's ability to bring together talented Restaurant Managers, Chefs and Directors with his contacts at both National and independent Restaurant companies have made him one of the most sought after recruiters in the industry.
Brian Blum, the son of a Venezuelan immigrant, started in the restaurant business at 14 years old bussing tables and washing dishes at the York Steak House in Natick MA. Growing up in the business and later graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Hotel Restaurant and Travel Administration, Brian was following his passion of great food and customer service. Brian went on to work for Houlihan's Restaurant group, Darryl's division, in Raleigh NC where he rose to General Manager. Brian then went to work for Ragazzi's, A Golden Corral Company, and Applebee's where he worked for 7 years rising to an Area Director. 2003 Brian decided it was time for a change and he opened his first Gecko Hospitality office. One year later, Brian bought his second franchise, purchasing the rights to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. As the business has grown, Brian has brought on partners to help further penetrate the market. Brian is an active leader in Rotary. He is an avid chef with a passion for food and wine. Brian has a passion for running, cycling and golf. On weekends, Brian enjoys competing in Road Races, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.
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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ContactBrian Blum, CPC
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont