Tom Spry Executive Search is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in placing executive and board level positions in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

We don’t just fill jobs. When companies have critical leadership needs it is essential to find the right person.  TSES has an outstanding reputation for connecting you with your perfect match – leaders who fit your vision and culture, and have a proven ability to deliver stellar results.

TSES also offers coaching to leadership professionals who would like to benefit from perfecting their interviewing skills, refining their LinkedIn profiles and polishing their resumes.

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News Briefings

Achieving Work/Life Balance Sometimes Means Working Weekends

Even as some organizations ponder shorter official work weeks, more and more jobs are coming with the expectation, sometimes unspoken, that employees should be available at any time. Bosses may think they’re squeezing extra productivity out of their direct reports, but it’s that type of pressure that can depress employee engagement. In one recent survey

Robust Hiring Expected for Another Year

Economists foresee ongoing economic expansion for at least the next 12 months and companies expect to continue hiring, according to a business conditions survey released by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). All survey respondents said that they expect the U.S. economy, as measured by the change in inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP), to

Unemployment Rates Falls Again, This Time to 3.6 Percent

Employers added 263,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had estimated that 190,000 jobs were added last month, according to a Bloomberg survey. The April gain is the 103rd consecutive month of job growth. The number of

HR Challenges Expand in the New Year

Today’s workforce is changing at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and the legal landscape impact employers and the workplace. With 2019 now here, the workplace will continue to see disruption, and employers are in for more changes as new and different challenges emerge. Against this backdrop, workplace violence,


In the Media

Building Authentic Company Culture – Is There an There an App for That
Today there appears to be an app for anything you can imagine – banking, investments, checking the weather. Want to get the best price on gas in your area?

Business Success Begins with a Passionate Workplace Culture
While contemplating company culture, I ran across a Forbes article by Brooke Shatles titled, “How Workplace Culture Leads to Business Success.”

4 Steps to Move Beyond Perks and Supercharge your Culture
Company culture has risen from boutique business practice to being regarded as “important or very important” by 86% of the respondent’s to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report.

Use Your Values as a Blueprint for a Vibrant Company Culture
Outstanding company cultures do not fall from the sky, they stem from intentional planning and action. Your culture must be guided by the company’s values and purpose, and in turn, your company’s execution of those values will communicate your company culture.