Patrice & Associates Welcomes Third Regional Developer

Legal Executive Joins North America’s Leading Hospitality; Recruiting Firm: Targets Arizona, New Mexico and Select Markets in South Texas

May 28, 2015 // // PHOENIX, Ariz. – Patrice & Associates, the country’s leading hospitality industry recruiting firm, announced today the addition of Dan O’Neil as the brand’s third Regional Developer. Bringing more than a decade of extensive business operations and legal experience to Patrice & Associates, O’Neil will be focused on awarding franchise opportunities throughout Arizona, New Mexico and select South Texas markets.

“Dan O’Neil’s legal background and business operations experience makes him a valuable addition to our network,” said Patrice Rice, CEO and founder of Patrice & Associates. “With Dan on the team, Patrice & Associates can continue to expand its franchise, with the mentorship and coaching needed to drive growth for each local office.”

Chief operating officer, Brian Miller, who recently launched Patrice & Associates’ Regional Developer program, will work closely with O’Neil.

In his new role, O’Neil will support and enhance Patrice & Associates as he strategically awards franchise opportunities to candidates throughout Arizona, New Mexico and select South Texas markets. In addition, he will also run a franchised Patrice & Associates location out of his Phoenix, Arizona office.

“Patrice & Associates is a concept that has truly stood the test of time,” O’Neil said. “I am excited to be part of the brand, and look forward to supporting potential franchisees within my territory.”

Prior to making an investment in Patrice & Associates, O’Neil practiced law on both the plaintiff and defense side. He held various executive-level roles with Pinnacol Assurance, such as general counsel, vice president of business operations and vice president of strategic operations. As for the hospitality side of his career, O’Neil also has business operations experience through owning three fast casual restaurants in Denver.

In addition to his role with Patrice & Associates, O’Neil is Regional Developer for Honest 1 Auto Care for 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.

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.

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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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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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