About Us

We are Tri-State's premier hospitality recruitment team.

Why Gecko Hospitality?

Gecko Hospitality Tri-State is your premier executive recruiting firm, servicing NY, NJ, CT & RI. Our passion for finding the right person for the right job is why we are the most successful recruiting firm in the area! Our diverse team of 7 has expertise in full service, fine dining, fast-casual, restaurant ownership, catering and wine/liquor sales.

We live and work in NY, NJ, CT & RI; we know the area, the candidates, the companies and most of all: we know and LOVE hospitality!

Georgia Westwood

Franchise Partner

Georgia Westwood recognizes the importance of "doing what you love and loving what you do;" she thrives on being a part of others achievements. This, coupled with an extensive Restaurant Director background, gives her an edge in this competitive recruiting world!

Scott Weaver

Senior Executive Recruiter / New Jersey

Scott Weaver is a results-driven Recruiter with over 20 years of hiring, human resources, hospitality management, and people development experience. He takes pride in his top retention results due to strong operational partnerships and a commitment to selecting top talent. Scott grew up in the hospitality industry and quickly identified the impact of service focused team members exceeding guest expectations. Scott believes success starts with getting to know the people that drive your business. He has recruited throughout the United States and Canada and never tires of matching great leaders with the right Client.

Richard Teear

Richard Teear

Executive Recruiter

Richard Teear joins Gecko Hospitality as a restaurant recruiter for the New York - Midtown division. Starting in the kitchen, Richard's career advanced to being a leading General Manager and Executive Chef in his market. After 20 years in the fine dining arena, Richard transitioned to casual service and his love for training and building teams helped him successfully open over 40 full-service restaurants. Being hands on in all facets of the restaurant industry gives Richard the ability to connect with people and help them fulfill their potential. Richard got into recruiting to give back to the industry that he loves. He is all about training and developing people to reach their career goals and recruiting has provided this path. Richard, born and raised in NY, spends his free time with his wife, teenager and 2 dogs while giving back to his church community.

Amy Ozarek

Office Manager

Born and raised in Bergen County, NJ, Amy waited patiently for the day she turned 13 to begin working. Allowed to work on a farm at that age in NJ, Amy was employed by Tice Farm. For 4 years she saw firsthand, at a young age, just how important service and hospitality is to not only make the customer happy but to also run a successful place of business. After those 4 years, she continued to experience the hospitality industry by working as a young hostess, bar back, server, baker, kitchen prep, and finally, event set up and coordinating. (Something she enjoys so much that she still does on the weekends)

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Our Hospitality Recruitment Code of Ethics

Our Code of Ethics allows every member of our recruiting team to maintain our high standards. These guiding principles bind us:

  • Candidate information will be accurate and complete.
  • Candidates will be screened and interviewed by a professional recruiter before being presented to a client.
  • Gecko Hospitality will never present a candidate’s information to a client without consent.
  • All client information will be kept confidential.
  • Gecko Hospitality recruiters or franchise partners will not solicit active professionals placed by Gecko Hospitality.
  • Gecko Hospitality will provide complete candidate profiles to clients, never withholding information clients need to make the best hiring decisions.