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Goodwin Hospitality Overview

Concord, NH
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Goodwin Hospitality is the leading expert in the hospitality industry and offers management recruitment, mystery shopping, guest feedback programs and mobile field audit technology. Trust your business to experts in the hospitality industry. We deliver quality services that will ... Read more

Mission: We offer a menu of high-quality services to give our clients the tools they need to excel in the hospitality industry. Those tools include management recruiting, customizing mystery shop programs and building Apps for internal field users. We can help you find great candidates ... Read more

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Goodwin Hospitality – Why Work For Us?

Our President, Eric Goodwin, founded Goodwin Hospitality in 1999. Starting in the dish pit at his father’s restaurant as a 12 year old, Eric had spent his life in hospitality operations. Prior to starting Goodwin Hospitality, Eric was a Regional Director at Chili’s, a General Manager at the Common Man and an independent restaurant owner. Those positions led him to many underwhelming and ineffective meetings with local hospitality recruiters. Most of the recruiters he was dealing with were not hospitality peers, did not understand the industry and did not take the time to make the personal connections that business thrives on. With a young family, Eric set out to start a brand that would change all of that. His focus would be, and continues to be, on building local relationships and being a hospitality industry expert. 

Our Culture

We offer a menu of high quality services to give our clients the tools they need to excel in the hospitality industry. Those tools include management recruiting, customizing mystery shop programs and building Apps for internal field users. We can help you find great candidates AND track key internal and guest related metrics. Our expertise and ability to build unique programs around the needs of our clients has led to consistent, nationwide growth over our long history.

Our Vision

We have delivered relevant tools with the highest level of service, technology and flexibility to the hospitality industry for many years. Our vision is to continue to stay on the cutting edge, never force our clients into a cookie-cutter mold and continue connecting great candidates with great businesses.

Goodwin Hospitality continues to grow both its services and business family throughout the United States and Canada. If you are ready for a change to a career in Hospitality Sales and Recruiting, please contact us today. Your background should include:

  • Earnings history in the $60,000 to $140,000 range
  • Multi-unit or senior level hospitality operations experience
  • Experience in recruiting or hospitality sales
  • A commitment to client service excellence

Goodwin Hospitality provides the following two opportunities for new managers as well as several opportunities for growth into Market Partner and Leadership roles:

  • Hospitality Partner 
  • Account Executive

The Opportunity:

  • Work from home position, with controllable quality of life, Monday through Friday schedule
  • Limited travel
  • Entrepreneurial opportunity, running an established and proven business established in 1999
  • Run your own business with positive balance between independent business while being supported with top training, tools, systems, and a strong team and business family environment
  • New managers have the opportunity to immediately do business with our existing consultants, to help get new business off the ground more expediently
  • Goodwin Hospitality offers multiple services and income opportunities for our consultants from Mystery Shopper Programs, Recruiting, Exit Interview Programs and Field Audits.
  • Unlimited earning potential with multi service business model
  • Work with a company based in integrity, with a focus on building and maintaining long term client relationships

If interested in this opportunity please submit your resume to Scott Gaba, VP of Recruiting at


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Working with Goodwin Hospitality was a wonderful experience in my career search and personal life.  My recruiter was a great mentor and developmental coach in developing me for the workforce.  He coached me and prepped me for the phone interviews and personal interviews.  His attention to detail was amazing.  I feel without his help I would have not been as prepared for my job interview process.  I am pleased to say I am gainfully employed today as a Kitchen Manager this would not have been possible without the help and guidance from Mike.  I would recommend Goodwin Hospitality to anyone excited about taking that next step and advancing their careers.

I have never had a search firm work so hard to get me the right position before. He accurately assessed my skills and worked really hard to find me the perfect match with a detailed interview process and superior knowledge of the food service industry.  I really felt like he was on my team.  He is not only thorough with his interview preparation, but he is creative and encouraging.  He not only offered sage advice on how to present myself and what questions to ask, but he also gave me really valuable insight on constructing my Chef Tastings.   I felt like I was really prepared for every meeting and face to face interview he scheduled for me.  After two of my initial interviews did not result in me going further in the process, he took it harder than I did and was determined even more to find me something.  The result was a position that is a perfect fit with a salary and bonus structure that was more than I was seeking.  I could not be happier and more pleased with Goodwin.  I felt supported and well taken care of and I don’t think I have ever had such a productive, engaged, and fruitful job search than this one.

I’ve always heard negative comments about using recruiters and head hunters. After my experience with Goodwin I have nothing but great things to say about the entire process! I will continue to recommend your team to everyone I know that’s looking for job placement and I can’t imagine anything they could have done better.

I just wanted to take some time to tell you how great my experience with your team was. I’ve worked with a recruiter once in the past, and never thought I would again. Your team changed my outlook on the process with their infinite amount of good advice and diligence. Although I chose a job offer that was not partnered with Goodwin, I will definitely refer friends and family to your services, and will be using Goodwin again in the future if ever needed.

I’ve recently been working with your team on seeking employment here in Los Angeles, CA. I recently moved to CA on a whim and have sought employment for a little over a month. It was then that your team contacted me and has been assisting me in my search. They have been a great help! I had never interviewed for management positions before as I am new to management. They taught me how to articulate my thoughts effectively and used constructive criticism to really help me. I have applied all the things I’ve learned from them into my interviews and it has proven to be effective. Without them, I would not have been able to have gotten as far as I have with my employment process. Not just far, but quickly. They are so effective in communicating and making sure we are up to speed on everything. I have already personally recommended Goodwin Hospitality to people I know seeking employment. If I am ever in need of employment again, Goodwin Hospitality would be the first place I go to. Thank you for the great services.

Thanks for all of the hard work that you put into finding me a new position in the restaurant industry. I have worked with a lot of recruiters in my 25+ years in this industry. You operated at a level that I have never seen before. I felt like a professional athlete with you as my agent. The dedication, communication, and constant encouragement was outstanding. The prep calls before my interviews was very helpful and I felt it put me a step above whatever competitor that I might have. The team that you have is the best I have ever had. I started my new position today. I am excited about it and feel it will be a good fit. I am thankful for having you as my recruiter in my new job/career search. If am ever in the job market again, I will be calling you. I don’t think anyone will be able to measure up to the bar that you have set. When the opportunity presents itself, I will use you as well as recommending you to anyone who asks or is looking for a job. I wish you continued success.



Current Independent Restaurant Owner

2014 New Hampshire Restauranteur of the Year

Former Corporate Restaurant Managing Partner and Regional Manager

Member of the University of New Hampshire Board of Advisors


Vice President of Recruiting

25+ year experience in Hospitality Industry

6 years District Manager/ 12 years G.M. experience with Corporate Concepts

12 years General Manager experience with corporate concepts

Partner with Goodwin Hospitality since 2006


Vice President of Training

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Graduate

Four Seasons- Food and Beverage Manager

Certified Personnel Consultant

Board Member for Cornell Hotel Society Philadelphia

Partner with Goodwin Hospitality since 2006


Regional Director of Recruiting 

Corporate restaurant General Manager

Food and Beverage Manager

Executive Chef- restaurants, hotels & facilities internationally

Hotel and Restaurant Management degree


Regional Director of Recruiting l Senior Market Partner

Assistant General manager & Wine Director: The Capital Grille Phoenix

General Manager of restaurants at professional sporting venues

General Manager of independent and corporate restaurants


Regional Director of Recruiting

General Manager and Shareholder: BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant

Managing Partner: Brinker International/Maggiano’s Little Italy

Regional General Manager: Southend Brewery and Smokehouse

Hotel Food and Beverage Manager: Sheraton, Hilton and Ramada Renaissance

General Manager: Country Club of Charleston



Regional Director of Recruiting

15+ years of experience in the restaurant industry

Managing Partner for Outback Steakhouse

University Of Michigan Graduate

Bachelors of Business Administration; Management; Marketing; Finance


Director of Team Development

30 years in restaurant and hospitality Industry

14 years in management with Restaurants Unlimited Inc. in OH, IN, PA, and TX markets

University of Cincinnati Graduate – B.A

Goodwin Hospitality Reviews

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    Goodwin Hospitality has provided a wonderful way for me to find "flexibility" of life and combine that with a uncapped earning potential. I've made more money each year I've been with the company. Additionally, I now have the time to attend all my children's events and eat dinner with my family each night.


    Some long hours but they are hours I choose to work. Upside outweighs the downside in every scenario.

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Goodwin Hospitality Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Goodwin Hospitality (New York, NY) in January 2017.


    I was sent an information sheet describing exactly what the position was for. This information sheet was very transparent and gave me the information I needed to make the decision to interview. I then interviewed with Troy Bartee, Jessica Diamond and Scott Gaba. They were all very hospitable and knowledgeable.

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Goodwin Hospitality Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 NH Family Businesses, Business NH Magazine, 2015
  • Top 10 NH Business to Watch, Business NH Magazine, 2015

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