CEC Search LLC was founded by Carl Chapman in July of 2005 after he left the
employ of a top 25 ranked office in the Management Recruiters International franchise system.
During his time with The Dunwoody Group, Carl created the largest and
most successful restaurant management focused recruiting practice in the entire Management
Recruiters International system (MRI is the largest recruiting firm and the world with over
1300 offices world wide.) During his five year tenure, he was
awarded recruiter of the month and recruiter of the year numerous times.
Carl was also earned pacesetter status, a distinction bestowed upon the
top 3% of MRI executive recruiters.
founding CEC Search LLC, Carl has assembled a team of dedicated
independent management recruiters and partnering firms that provide unparalleled
service in executive recruitment. The recruiting disciplines
covered with true expertise include:
CEC Search LLC is a trusted provided executive recruiting
services to some of the
largest restaurant companies in the world. Our clients include
corporate and franchise partners in McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King,
Taco Bell, KFC, Cracker Barrel, Arby's, Ryan's, Johnny Carino's, and
Philosophy - Our
philosophy is to create lasting business relationships with clients and
help them to achieve their strategic goals through the acquisition of
human capital. Taking the extra care to ask really tough questions about
what the perfect candidate will possess may take time, but the results
are well worth the investment. Our office strives to become a consulting
business resource where other account executives and
we constantly think
outside the box to bring extra value to the recruiting process.
- Carl Chapman founded CEC Search
LLC in July 2005.
Carl has 20+ years of
food service/restaurant industry and related experience. Most of his career has
been spent in restaurant operations and the
pursuit of operational improvement. Having served in front line
management positions, multi-unit supervision, as well as franchise
development and operations, Carl has a deep understanding of the need
for committed, talented, and motivated team members. Carl founded two
companies that provided restaurants with vertical market software
solutions, IT consulting services, and financial interface programming
from store-based POS systems to corporate accounting systems.
His most recent position was as Vice President of the
Food Service Division with a top 25 ranked office in the Management
Recruiters International franchise network. Carl was
recruited by the owner of The Dunwoody Group, LLC. to aggressively
launch the office into Food Service/Restaurant
management recruiting. Prior to that he served as Vice
President of Product Development and Operations at UTA Business Systems
where he led the company to be a predominant provider to the delivery
industry. Routinely talking with senior level executives (including
chairpersons of Fortune 500 companies) about how to utilize technology
to achieve higher profit margins has helped keep him abreast of the
latest trends. Carl is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy
with BS in general engineering.