Dean Seese is the President of Seese Consulting Inc., a restaurant and hospitality services company. Dean is also the New York Franchisee for Gecko Hospitality, the nation’s leading and largest restaurant and hospitality management recruiting firm. Dean began his restaurant career in 1980 with Pizza Hut, where he worked for 8 years as a General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA. Dean then went to Classi-Co Foods, a franchise company for Pizza Joe's, a regional pizza chain where he was a District Manager for Western PA. Dean's next station took him to Little Caesar's where his corporate responsibility was Director of New Store Openings in Southwest PA. In 1991, he then signed on with TGI Friday's where he spent the next 13 years as a trouble-shooter and General Manager of high volume units. Dean also had the privilege of completing Carlson's Business and Leadership program. Dean is a three-time recipient of the Presidential Gold Star, the highest award given within that organization for professional and operational excellence. Dean received numerous other citations as well as being listed in the 2000 Millennium Edition of Who's Who among American Businessmen.
Dean currently holds the CPC Certification (Certified Personnel Consultant) through the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). Dean began recruiting and consulting in February of 2005, realizing his lifelong dream of owning his own company. His industry success has been a natural backdrop for his current success. Dean's "work hard and smart" philosophy as well as his ability to surround himself with great people is the reason he is where he is at today.
In his spare time, Dean is an accomplished musician and motorcycle enthusiast. Dean also enjoys travelling with his wife Kathleen, and spending time with his children, Nicole and Levi and also with his grandchildren, Elijah & Alyvia.
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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