JDRQUEST&CO brings over twenty years of success in executive search in hospitality and higher education. Our collaborative approach is centered on providing personalized and customized service to each client. We build strong partnerships by understanding our client’s specific needs and the company’s/ institution’s culture; we identify the high-caliber executives who will advance the mission and growth of your business.
Our depth of industry experience, local knowledge and vast network of international contacts ensure the highest quality of service – resulting in the most effective solutions and a guarantee for long-term success. We have placed top talent in hospitality companies and leading colleges and universities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
At JDRQUEST&CO, we believe that the work that we do, the insight and advice we impart and the solutions we provide have a significant impact on your business. We recognize these responsibilities and take them seriously. We adhere to a strict code of professional ethics – confidentiality, honesty and integrity govern all that we do.
Diversity management and recruiting requires a mindset that allows an organization to be responsive and receptive to the individual contributions of diverse members of the community. As a highly diverse, multicultural marketplace emerges over the next decade, organizations should place a priority on seeking out diverse talent at all levels to ensure that they meet the needs of the global market. A majority of our searches in both hospitality and higher education positions have been filled with diverse candidates.
Our team is actively involved in leading hospitality and higher education associations including: Multi-Cultural Food Service and Hospitality Alliance, Women’s Food Service Forum, Society for Food Service Management, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, International Hotel and Restaurant Association, National Association of College and University Food services, National Association of College Auxiliary Services, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
Josh Reich, Founder and President
Josh Reich, a native of New Yorker, has worked in the fields of executive recruiting
and hotel operations since 1992. He began his hospitality career working in food & beverage management at Loews Hotels at their flagship property in New York City. Throughout his recruiting career, he has partnered with some of the leading international hotel brands, food service companies, and higher education institutions in North America and overseas.
Josh opened an office in China in 2010 to service clients across Asia. He has been invited to speak at various human resource conferences and hospitality schools including Johnson & Wales and the Culinary Institute of America. He has also authored several articles on industry trends. Josh’s degrees include a Bachelor’s in Management from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Masters degree in Human Resources from Baruch College, New York. He is actively involved in ‘Share Our Strength’, a foundation dedicated to ending childhood hunger.
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For the last twelve years, Scott has excelled as the recruiting coordinator and coach at IMG Academy, the world’s foremost authority in athletic, academic and personal development for youth, high school, collegiate and pro athletes, based in Bradenton, Florida.
Building on his experience ‘on and off the court’ placing students in the ‘right’ colleges, as well as his successful coach placements in leading higher education athletic programs — including University of South Carolina, the University of South Florida, the University of New Mexico and Monmouth University — Scott will ‘formally’ endeavor in the field of sports recruiting, placing athletic directors, assistant directors, and coaches. His educational background at Texas A&M University in Human Resources, intuitive understanding of people coupled with his coaching experience and vast network of up and coming sports talent, translates into an executive recruiter uniquely qualified to place top sports talent in higher educational programs around the country.
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Born in San Cristobal, Venezuela from a native-Italian family. She started her career in Human Resources in Venezuela working for Multi Nacional de Seguros an insurance company. Afterwards, she moved to Boston, MA to receive her Master’s degree in Human Resources and Leadership from Northeastern University. She worked in Human Resources for the Joslin Diabetes Center and the University of South Florida.
Later in her career, she began working directly under Josh Reich’s leadership at JDRQuest. She is now managing all direct recruitment and management of executive roles for higher education and hospitality management.
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