Patrice & Associates Taps Internationally Renowned Franchising Expert, Brian Miller, as COO

Miller to Guide Growth and Franchisee Performance; Franchising Trailblazer Joins North America's Leading Hospitality Recruiting Firm

May 05, 2014 // // DUNKIRK, Md. – Within the franchising industry, few professionals have a more esteemed reputation than Brian Miller. Today, Patrice & Associates announced the addition of Miller as the firm's new chief operating officer (COO). Along with his executive role at Patrice & Associates, Miller has acquired an equity interest in the company.

"Brian's extensive experience in franchise operations, development, strategic planning and marketing makes him a professional tour de force in the franchising industry," said Patrice Rice, president and founder of Patrice & Associates, the country's leading hospitality industry recruiting firm. "With Brian on the team, Patrice & Associates can continue to expand its existing franchise network, while providing our business partners the resources they need to ensure success in their communities."

The iconic franchising expert will support and enhance Patrice & Associates' ongoing mission to connect the country's most respected restaurant brands with the industry's top culinary and managerial talent. Plus, Patrice & Associates will benefit from Miller's leadership in setting the direction for the franchise's aggressive global growth.

"Patrice is a pioneer in the hospitality industry, and the Patrice & Associates brand is shaping up to be a game changer in the way we see franchising," Miller said. "Patrice and I have worked together extensively, and I'm excited at this opportunity to collaborate with such a well-respected business leader in the recruiting world."

Among Miller's prolific 25 years in franchising, he spent 16 years at a leading full service staffing and recruiting industry franchisor, Snelling Staffing. During his tenure with Snelling, he was responsible for franchise training, franchisee ramp up, human resources, national accounts and company operations. Miller's skill sets include deep knowledge in franchise development, operations, marketing, training, human resources and performance improvement.

As an industry innovator, Miller has been called upon regularly to speak to franchising executives in seminar formats, and has appeared as an expert with multiple news media organizations. Additionally, he owns and operates Brian K. Miller & Associates, which provides cutting edge consulting services in business, franchising, sales, operations and human capital.

Prior to Patrice & Associates, Miller was also the COO of FranchiseSource Brands International, a global, multi-brand franchisor best known as the parent company of The Entrepreneur's Source (TES).

Miller joins Patrice & Associates as it continues to evolve from its roots as a hospitality-recruiting agency to a strategic partner for restaurant brands. Rice began franchising her hospitality industry recruiting business four years ago in the midst of the Great Recession. It has continued to grow rapidly with more than 40 regional franchise offices spread across the entire nation. Patrice & Associates currently has more than 600 managerial positions to fill.

About Patrice & Associates

As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in the U.S. since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has exclusive recruiting partnerships with some the nation's largest restaurant chains and hotels to ensure those hospitality venues recruit the top managers in their industry. Currently, there are more than 40 franchise units across dozens of states. Patrice & Associates is growing its franchise base dramatically in the next few years, expecting to add more than 100 franchisees to help fill 1,100 open territories nationwide. For more information about Patrice & Associates, visit To learn about available franchise opportunities, call (301) 327-5059 or email Patrice Rice at

SOURCE Patrice & Associates


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As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in the U.S. since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry.


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