Patrice & Associates Welcomes First Regional Developer

Franchising Expert and Leading Casino Industry Professional Joins North America’s Leading Hospitality Recruiting Firm with a Set Focus on Nevada, Colorado and Utah

March 27, 2015 // // LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Patrice & Associates, the country’s leading hospitality industry recruiting firm, announced today the addition of franchising extraordinaire, Michelle Shriver. Bringing more than 20 years of extensive business, marketing and hospitality-related experience to Patrice & Associates, Shriver is the brand’s first regional developer.

“Michelle’s experience in hospitality, coupled with her franchising expertise makes her the perfect regional developer for our brand,” said Patrice Rice, president and founder of Patrice & Associates. “With Michelle 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.”

Brian Miller, chief operating officer and the force behind Patrice & Associates’ recently launched regional developer program, will work closely with Shriver.

In her new role, Shriver will support and enhance Patrice & Associates as she strategically awards the franchise opportunity to candidates throughout Nevada, Colorado and Utah.

In addition, Shriver will also run a franchised Patrice & Associates location out of her Las Vegas office.

“Patrice and Brian are second to none in the hospitality industry,” Shriver said. “I look forward to working closely with them, while strategically impacting the communities within my territory.”

Prior to making an investment in Patrice & Associates, Michelle ran two multi-million dollar casino resort properties in positions that varied from General Manager to Vice President. Her last position in “corporate America” was as an Executive Vice President of Operations, with direct oversight of the General Managers of eight regional casino resorts, totaling $1.47 billion in annual revenues and more than $218 million in operating income. Additionally, Michelle owns six Tropical Smoothie Cafés with her husband in Nevada and Colorado. They are also the Area Developers for Tropical Smoothie Café in the state of Colorado.

As the restaurant and hospitality sectors continue to grow, Patrice & Associates remains the most equipped staffing agency in the country to connect North America’s premier restaurant brands with the industry’s promising talent. The firm’s Regional Developer and franchise opportunities provide entrepreneurs with a ground-level opportunity to strike while the iron is hot in the rapidly growing restaurant industry.

The initial Regional Developer investment costs about $200,000, plus fees, compared to the $58,500 investment for a single franchise. Franchise territories are determined based on population, with a single franchise covering areas that occupy about 250,000 people.

Patrice & Associates is a turnkey franchise opportunity, ideal for go-getters. The firm’s recruiters work hard to find the right candidates for their clients and feel inspired to grow the company’s client base. The proven business model comes complete with access to all of the existing Patrice & Associates client relationships and its comprehensive database of management candidates.

Rice began her restaurant management recruiting company more than twenty years ago out of her basement. The company has grown fast since those humble beginnings - it is now one of the largest privately held search firms in the country, helping thousands of candidates find new job opportunities and countless restaurant and hospitality clients fill management positions with individuals vetted for excellence. Currently, Patrice & Associates has more than 600 managerial positions to fill. Rice started franchising her restaurant industry recruiting business five years ago in the midst of the Great Recession. It has continued to grow rapidly ever since, into a business with more than 40 regional franchise offices spread across the entire nation.

For more on Patrice & Associates and Michelle Shriver, please visit, email or call 702-260-7644.

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

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