New Member Profile – Gecko Hospitality

Gecko Hospitality franchise partners and recruiters work as a team to ensure every one of our offices across North America finds and places only the best professionals from our nationwide database of top-tier candidates. Our CPC-certified team uses a rigorous interview process in combination with an applicant tracking system to connect professionals from our national network of referrals and organizations to yield extraordinary results. The professionals we recommend are loyal to Gecko because we treat them well and provide not only the support they need to succeed, but the respect they deserve.

We routinely go the extra mile to learn about your business, your culture, and the person who is going to help you achieve the success you desire — because finding the right candidate is the most important thing we do. At Gecko Hospitality, we stand behind each new hire to ensure a productive, mutually beneficial, long-term relationship.

We work tirelessly to find the right candidate. Our seven-step process ensures that every candidate we bring to you is properly vetted not only as the best fit for the job, but as a great addition to your team. And we do it on your timeline, because we understand how an unfilled position can affect your bottom line.

Contact Joe Shields with Gecko Hospitality at  or (808) 740-5759.


Take a look at what some of our candidates and clients have to say about working with Gecko Hospitality.

“Joe was absolutely amazing and was critical to my new found success.”

Seth L. | Candidate in Hawaii

“I feel good about my experience with Gecko Hospitality. Ed Crofton was very professional and pleasant to work with.”

Valerie Kurtz | Client | Merriman’s Hawaii

“Deciding to work with Ed and Joe was by far the best decision I made. From the beginning they made me feel comfortable and sought out opportunities that they knew would be a good fit. I was coached and helped through the entire interview process by Joe. He gave me valuable tips and information that helped me stand out from the other candidates. Also, what I really appreciated was that before each interview, Joe would text words of encouragement. You really feel that Gecko Hospitality has your back and best interest at heart. Even after landing my new job (which I love) Joe has been in contact with me, making sure I’m happy with it. Gecko Hospitality goes above and beyond of what other firms do. They truly have a vested interest in each candidates success. Without a doubt I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and will be referring other people to them.”

Pablo P. | Candidate in Hawaii

“Gecko provided us with a number of well-qualified and experienced candidates for the General Manager position at our TopGolf Kingstowne entertainment facility. You really listened to the type of candidate and experience we were looking for and only provided us with well-qualified candidates. Your additional insights upon forwarding the resumes were also very helpful. The selected candidate’s experience and background were exactly what we needed to re-energize our Alexandria, VA location. We will definitely look to Gecko in the future for management level positions.”

Randy Starr | TopGolf USA

“As the CFO of a restaurant group, I rely on the Gecko team’s expertise in identifying talent to quickly fill high level positions. They are highly communicative and very experienced. We have successfully hired several key leaders in the front and back of house thanks to the Gecko team. I would highly recommend them to other restauranteurs.”

Derick Courson, CFO | Wild Ginger

“I no longer need to post ads, filter through resumes and waste time speaking with less-than-qualified individuals. I receive qualified candidates, set aside a day to interview a select few and pick who I feel is most qualified for our restaurant. Gecko makes this possible!”

Tim Mayfield, Director of Human Resources | Logan’s Roadhouse






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