A collaborative approach to finding the right talent, the first time.

JDRQUEST brings over twenty-five years of success in executive search in hospitality and higher education. Our collaborative approach is centered on providing personalized service to each client. We build strong partnerships by understanding our client’s specific needs and the organization’s unique culture.


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.

Equity Diversity & Inclusion

We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion always ensuring that we present a mix of top talent with varied ethnic and gender diversity as well as educational and professional backgrounds, perspectives, thoughts and ideas.

Strong Networks

We are 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.

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What our Clients Are Saying

  • Josh is a committed executive recruiter who is well connected with many segments of the market yielding a broader reach and exposure to a diverse talent pool. I truly valued the partnership with JDRQUEST that resulted in a very successful placement for us.
    Melanie Ciotoli, Director of Human Resources, Student and Campus Life Cornell University
  • JDRQUEST took the time to learn about Middlebury’s unique needs, delivered candidates we would not have reached through standard recruitment channels, and provided thorough and thoughtful assessments along the way. The search committee enjoyed working with Josh and found insights very helpful.
    Middlebury College, Ellen K. Usilton
  • The extra time and care that Josh takes to get to know the applicants provided us with a more substantial feel for who they are. At the same time, his approach provides the candidates with a clearer picture of us as an institution, ensuring that we all make an informed decision.
    Williams College, Steve Klass
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Josh Reich

Founder & 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 Hotel’s 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.

Erika Sarcinelli


Born in San Cristobal, Venezuela, Erica began her career in Human Resources working for Multi Nacional de Seguros, an insurance company. She moved to Boston to pursue a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Leadership at Northeastern University and then took on HR roles at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the University of South Florida.

Over the past 7 years, Erica assists in the management of the recruitment process at JDRQUEST.

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