NRH Search – Providing Nationwide Executive Search and Strategic Consulting to the Hospitality, Restaurant, and Hotel Industries.

For over 30 years and counting, NRH Search (formerly National Restaurant Search/NRS) has remained one of the nations leading Executive Search Firms specializing in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry. Through those years we have built relationships, credibility and reputation by establishing an exceptional level of trust with both our clients and candidates. We are a boutique Executive Search Firm that is recognized both on a national and international basis. Long-term relationships and a constant flow of referrals from satisfied clients are the measure of our success. Our team has an uncompromising commitment to integrity, quality, and confidentially— and believes that each company is unique with its own personality and culture.

Why Choose NRH Search? 

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parrotWhether you are an entrepreneur looking to grow your company or a mature business in need of human capital, choosing the right executive search partner is an important decision with long term implications. We are a client driven search firm, sourcing only the strongest candidates for our clients. We will not waste your time and money interviewing unqualified candidates. With specialized industry sector knowledge and a proven track record we source executives who not only look good on paper, but can actually perform.
parrotWe focus our resources on Restaurant & Hospitality Exclusively.  We know who the ‘players’ are and how to network within our industry to find the ‘needle in the haystack.’ All NRS executives have restaurant/hospitality industry experience, giving us the insight needed to find creative solutions to your problems. 
The executive search industry can be divided into two camps. On one extreme are the big brand names, on the other are boutiques which specialize by industry and/or function. We believe strongly that most client companies get better results by partnering with the right boutique. Here’s why:

  • When you engage a boutique, you are dealing directly with the person who will work on your project. We will understand your business challenges, your goals, and the talent that will fit your corporate culture.
  • Access to more candidates. Boutiques can access more candidates because they have fewer off-limits companies.
  • Boutiques typically work on fewer projects, devoting far more time and attention to each one
  • Boutiques have a business model that enables them to form a genuine partnership with you, they are better at selling your opportunity and assessing candidates.
  • You will get far more personalized and attentive service from a boutique.
  • It’s important to remember that search firms are service providers. NRH Search will be passionate about serving your company’s needs and providing what you and your company want.
We understand the sense of urgency that is necessary to be successful in the restaurant/hospitality industry. We produce results in a timely manner, completing most searches within 30 to 90 days. We charge a reasonable fee, with a guarantee on all assignments. We are committed to building long term relationships, built on integrity and trust. We represent your company like you want to be represented— professionally.

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Testimonials

  • 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
  • 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. And Past Chairman, National Restaurant Association
  • 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.
  • 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
    SteppingStone Capital
  • 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
  • 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 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