Barry Mills is the Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for the California Central Coast, including San Francisco and North Texas.
Barry joined Gecko in October of 2005 and has truly enjoyed this exciting career, he prides himself on his ability to research the clients' needs and match them with the right candidates. Barry also enjoys developing relationships with clients and candidates and feels a great sense of accomplishment when the perfect match is made.
Barry attended Iowa State University where he studied Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management. While attending school, he worked in the restaurant industry in Ames, IA. Eventually, Barry went to work for Applebee's, working there for 5 years in a GM role, Barry also opened 5 new restaurants. Later, he went to work for Maggiano’s Little Italy where he worked for 7 years as a FOH Manager as well as a General Manager, opening Chevy Chase, MD and Woodland Hills, CA. In 2004, Barry joined the Cheesecake Team working at The Grand Lux Café in Los Angeles and from there he went to work in Dallas, opening The Grand Lux Café at the Galleria. Barry worked for The Grand Lux Café in a GM role, until beginning his new career with Gecko Hospitality.
Barry is married to Ashley Mills and together they work their Gecko Hospitality business. Barry and Ashley have 3 children that keep them busy with activities and sports. Barry enjoys spending time with his family, boating, outdoor activities, and cheering for his children in hockey, baseball, and soccer as well as cheering for his favourite sports teams, ISU and the Dallas Stars.
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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ContactBarry Mills, CPC
California - Coastal/San Francisco, Texas (North)