Search service option for restaurants and hotels

ATLANTA, GA – January 8, 2019 – Carver-Olson Hospitality Search, a subsidiary of The Carver Companies, announced that Rick Jordan will manage Carver TalentXpress, their newly launched search service that will focus on candidates for restaurant and limited service hotel positions within the $30,000 – 50,000 annual salary range.

Jordan has a wide range of hospitality experience including his most recent role serving for the past 10 years as vice president of recruiting for a prestigious, Chicago-based, hospitality search firm.

"As we launch TalentXpress adding restaurant search and staffing to our business model, I’m thrilled that Rick, with his expertise, has joined our team to oversee this exciting new service,” said Carver-Olson Managing Director Peggy Olson. “Rick is highly regarded for not only his executive search background, but his own career in the hospitality and restaurant industries. He brings a strong network, a wealth of experience and a dynamic personality to this role.”

Within hotel operations, Jordan has held the positions of restaurant manager, director of banquets, director of food and beverage. In the restaurant environment, he has worked as beverage manager, service manager, general manager, executive chef, and multi-unit director of operations.

During his career, Jordan has opened more than 20 multi-million dollar restaurants all across North America. In addition, as senior director of training and development for a $350M restaurant group, he oversaw all training and development for hourly front of house and back of house roles, chefs, banquet managers, and accounting operations managers.

In his position with Carver-Olson, Jordan will focus on business development for the team’s restaurant and TalentXpress products, and will also refer executive search opportunities to the Carver-Olson Executive Recruiters.

The Carver Companies are well respected in the hospitality world so I’m very excited to bring my expertise to TalentXpress,” said Rick Jordan. “While this is a new effort for Carver, we will provide the restaurant and limited service hotel arena with the same level of quality service and commitment the Carver team is known for in all their other offerings.”

TalentXpress, a modified and simpler version of search, will be offered at a flat fee with a split payment method. Through TalentXpress, the Carver team will take their clients’ specifications, identify and present candidates, and facilitate the hiring process.

Another service TalentXpress will provide clients for a flat fee is the research and results discovered as interested candidates in a particular opportunity surface. This service is priced at a lower cost to connect candidates directly to clients, without the Carver team involvement in the whole interview and closing process.

While Carver-Olson full cycle search is a more thorough, complete service, TalentXpress gives clients new choices at lower price points, and allows the Carver team to branch out and serve the restaurant sector.

For more information about TalentXpress, Carver-Olson Hospitality Search, Carver-Wynn Workforce Development, Carver Hotel Group, including Task Force and other divisions of The Carver Companies, visit or call the Carver Business Development Team at (US) 404.254.3130 (CA) (1) + 647.945.5413 (UK) +44.20.3936.8644.