Finding the Right Talent, The First time.
A Global Executive Search Firm Specializing Higher Education and Hospitality

Executive Search
We have over 20 years experience placing top talent in auxiliary services and senior leadership positions in the areas of administration, dining, facilities, marketing/communications, human resources.
Our personalized, collaborative approach ensures an effective search process with guaranteed success for the long-term. We build strong partnerships by understanding each client’s specific needs and culture.
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What our Clients Are Saying

  • JDRQUEST’s customized approach and in-depth knowledge of the industry brought us a highly qualified and diverse pool of candidates - including many non-traditional ones that we would’ve never met.
    Williams College, Stephen Klass, Vice President for Campus Life
  • Orient-Express has worked with JDRQUEST on a number of recruitment assignments. On each occasion we have been provided with high quality candidates that fully match the brief and a strong cultural fit for our organization.
    Orient-Express/ Belmond, Sara Edwards, Group Human Resources Director
  • Josh found me my dream job at Princeton. His knowledge, passion for excellence and high emotional intelligence for matching skill sets and background is unparalleled in all my career placement experiences, job search or otherwise.
    Edward Wang (candidate), Director of Operations, Princeton University
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Current Job Postings

Dining Operations Administrator, University of Vermont

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Associate Director Dining, Dartmouth College

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Executive Director of Dining and Culinary Experiences, Tulane University

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Executive Chef, Williams College

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Assistant Director, Culinary Services-Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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Executive Chef, Yale University

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Latest News

JDRQuest & Co Helps to Build a Team of Top Diverse Talent

Over the past five years, JDRQUEST&CO has placed diverse hospitality talent in senior leadership roles at several universities. Recent hires at Princeton University include:  Edward Wang, Director of Operations and Project Management With 20 years experience in senior and client leadership roles in hospitality, finance, educational and senior living markets, Edward brings his creative skills […]
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Williams College appoints new Director of Dining Services

After an extensive national search, JDRQUEST&CO has placed Temesgen Araya as Williams College's next Director of Dining Services. Temesgen previously served as the General Manager of Dining Services for NBC at 30 Rock and additional locations. His more than fifteen-year career in the hospitality industry is defined by his rapid rise through a number of […]
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Stony Brook Appoints Executive Director FSA

After a comprehensive national search by JDRQUEST & CO., Van Sullivan, Director of Retail Services and Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been appointed Executive Director for the Faculty Student Association (FSA) effective December 3rd, 2018. In his new role, Van will serve as the Chief Operating Officer of our auxiliary […]
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