Patrice & Associates Welcomes Second Regional Developer

Former Finance Executive Joins North America’s Leading Hospitality
Recruiting Firm: Targets Tennessee, South Carolina and Select
Markets in North Carolina For Franchise Growth

April 07, 2015 // // NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Patrice & Associates, the country’s leading hospitality industry recruiting firm, announced today the addition of Courtney Vanderveer as the brand’s second Regional Developer. Bringing more than 30 years of extensive business operations and financial management experience to Patrice & Associates, Vanderveer will be focused on awarding franchise opportunities throughout Tennessee, South Carolina and select North Carolina markets.

“Courtney’s background experience in finance, accounting and business office operations makes him a valuable addition to our franchise network,” said Patrice Rice, CEO and founder of Patrice & Associates. “With Courtney 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 Vanderveer.

In his new role, Vanderveer will support and enhance Patrice & Associates as he strategically awards franchise opportunities to candidates throughout Tennessee, South Carolina and select markets in North Carolina.

In addition, Vanderveer will also run a franchised Patrice & Associates location out of his Brentwood, Tennessee office.

“Patrice and Brian are second to none in the hospitality industry,” Vanderveer said. “I look forward to working closely with them, as well as the potential franchisees within my territory.”

Prior to making an investment in Patrice & Associates, Vanderveer spent over three decades in financial management, specializing in the healthcare industry. Throughout his career, his role has varied from regional financial officer to senior vice president of operations. In addition, Vanderveer also participated in launching an investment company dedicated to providing a range of healthcare services to hospitals and clinical professionals.

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.

For more on Patrice & Associates and Courtney Vanderveer, please visit, email or call 615-266-0823.

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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Niveen Saleh
All Points Public Relations
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