National Restaurant Hospitality Search Testimonials


Ron spent time getting to know me over a few years at industry events, conferences, etc. It always surprised me how much he remembered when he would ask questions about what I wanted to do in the future. When Ron was retained by the MOD team to find someone to lead MOD Pizza’s partnering team, he called me. It was easy to take the call since we already knew each other. Long story short, Ron matched me up perfectly to not only a dream job but a profound shift in my career. I tell him every time I see him that that one phone call changed my life! Super grateful to you, Ron, for believing in me and connecting me with this incredible company.

John Dikos
SVP of Partnerships
MOD Pizza


Ron Stockman has a very high level of integrity and professionalism and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the restaurant and franchising industry. I see highly suitable candidates and National Restaurant Search has become my firm of choice to source Managing Partners as we expand our portfolio.

Dave Shryock
General Partner
SB Partners, Private Equity Fund


National Restaurant Search is the only place I call when I need help filling a position. I have known John Chitvanni for almost twenty years, and have always found him to be responsive to my needs, professional in his approach, and completely confidential. He is a wealth of information about our industry, so I use him as a sounding board when I need an outside perspective. There is no doubt I will continue to use John and National Restaurant Search for my recruiting needs.

Keith Sirois
President & CEO
Big Boy


Ron is a GREAT recruiter. I have yet to have an issue with a candidate I have hired that Ron has brought to the table. He takes the time to understand the company and need— and then brings the right person to the table. I will continue to use Ron when the need arises.

Marc Buehler
President & CEO
Kona Grill


Ron and I worked together on a strategic analysis for the board of a restaurant chain, examining competitive positioning, strength of management, and brand opportunities. I was impressed with his thorough, thoughtful approach and the care he took to meet and exceed the expectations of the board.

Rod Guinn
Managing Director, Founder
Stepping Stone Capital


Ron is knowledgeable, very professional, and truly understanding of our needs. He is persistent but not pushy and provides great access to qualified candidates. We could not have been happier with the process or results!

Paul Motenko
CEO
BJs Restaurants, Inc.


I have known and worked with Steve Hickey in different capacities for almost 30 years. I know Steve to be a very knowledgeable restaurant and hospitality executive who brings keen judgment and a wealth of experience to National Restaurant Search. I would happily recommend consideration of his services to my industry colleagues.

Richard E. Rivera
Chairman
Craftworks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc.
Past Chairman, National Restaurant Association


Our company has worked with Ron on several key positions within our company. On each position, Ron carefully assessed our culture and helped us clearly define our expectations. He has successfully brought us individuals who continue to make us a better and stronger company! Thank you Ron and NRS!!

Steve Schmidt
CFO
Stockade Companies