Joe Rice is the President/CEO and Founder of Joseph David International (JDI). JDI is an executive search firm dedicated to the upscale segment of the hotel and resort industry. Joe’s experience as a full-desk recruiter began with Snelling Search in Akron, Ohio in 2006 while in college at the University of Akron.
Joe quickly “hit the ground running,” billing $450K in his first full year, followed by $550K in his second full year. He was a full-desk executive recruiter, working the candidate and client side, and had an average fee of $7,500, meaning he placed in excess of 60 candidates his first full year!
Joe joined the Pinnacle Society in 2012, an elite consortium of the 75 highest-producing executive recruiters in the nation. In 2012, after seven successful years with Snelling, he founded JDI. In the first calendar year, with less than $90K in payroll, JDI billed nearly $900K.