Mercedes Concepcion Gray & James Gray

Office: 770-509-5810
Cell: 770-335-1584
Social Media Links LinkedIn
Territories: Georgia, North Florida

Professional Background

Coalesce: To help merge, unite, join together, blend in a whole. For over 20 years, my career has been about helping companies be smarter in how they blend the best of strategy, technology, operations and people to help companies achieve growth.

Today, I continue living my passion for business growth and solving strategic problems by partnering with Patrice and Associates as the regional developer for Georgia and North Florida. In this role I am committed to support the growth of an incredible brand which values, I strongly share, are Respect, Service, Excellence and Teamwork.

Coalescence Inc. d/b/a Patrice and associates is focused on leveraging 25 years of experience in supporting our clients grow their talent. Our national presence allows us to ramp up and ramp down as needed in support of the business growth objectives. Excellence to us is going beyond recruiter status and being true strategic partners with our clients. We thrive on exceeding expectations.

By providing regional leadership, mentoring and support to our franchisees we create a winning team by mentoring and supporting our franchisees to reach their individual business goals and creating a strong consistent brand.

My experience managing large operations, building global teams to deliver on large initiatives, organizational change, building strong relationships and building diverse high performance teams position me to help support our clients and our franchisees. I strongly believe that the recruiting process is a critical foundation for long term success. My passion is about crafting the solutions to deliver on complex business problems and creating a win for both client and the candidate.

Connect with me to start a dialog on how we can help you position for business success.

  • Your staffing partner for top talent in the hospitality industry
  • Helping you launch your own business in recruiting talent for the hospitality industry

Our Approach

As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in North America since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has recruiting partnerships with some the nation’s largest restaurant chains and hotels to ensure those hospitality venues recruit the top managers in their industry. At Patrice & Associates, our core values are Respect, Service, Excellence and Teamwork and that permeates everything we do. We take great care by providing the best possible service to both our candidates and our partner client companies.

We are a growing franchise business with outstanding business ownership opportunities.

Turnkey Operation

Founded in 1989, we have existing national contracts and over 500 open jobs to be filled. You are in business with leads the day you leave training.

No Territory Restrictions

You’ll have a defined territory; however, you’ll be able to work all of North America. In fact, our opportunity is unique among franchise brands, where you get paid for a placement another franchisee makes if it is a client owned by your business.

Not Affected by the Economy

The American Staffing Association research shows: the staffing industry generated approximately $122 billion in sales in 2013: $13.1 billion in search and permanent placement services. The Hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industry sectors projected to 2020. (Source BLS 2012)

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