Marcie Thrailkill is the President and Senior Recruiter of M. Thrailkill & Associates, a management and executive search firm founded in January 1999. M. Thrailkill & Associates provides talent acquisition and consulting services nationwide to both businesses and the workforce.
Marcie has thirty years’ experience in corporate executive and field management recruiting. In 1989, she joined American Service Management Resources, Inc. based out of Dallas, TX as a hospitality recruiter and was promoted to Manager of Recruiting in 1995. In that role, Marcie developed and maintained client relations, providing the highest level of support for both companies and individuals in their respective growth and careers.
Marcie began her hospitality career in 1980 with Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc. Marcie progressed through management positions and then transferred to the Specialty Foods Division which included college and travel center venue restaurants. By 1986 she was Training Manager for forty units in the Western Division of North Central Food Systems (NCFS), an eighty-unit franchisee of Hardee’s. As a member of NCFS “Presidents Council” Marcie contributed to the evaluation processes for operations, marketing, concept development, menu promotions, employee relations and retention. Following NCFS, Marcie was Manager for the Lory Center Dining Services of Colorado State University. In this position Marcie was charged with managing the main student dining service facility.
Marcie is involved in church and community service activities including the Alzheimer’s Association, outreach organization HOPE, and the Boys and Girls Club. Marcie is a supporter of Pro Start, a school to career program developed by the Education Foundation of the NRA, and a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and the Multi Cultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance.
Marcie is married and enjoys time with her husband, two children and their families, their two Border Collies and friends. Marcie participates in many of the exciting outdoor activities that the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains offer including hiking, snow shoeing, archery, ATVing, and camping. Marcie also enjoys gardening, entertaining and discovering the many culinary and beverage offerings that are offered along the Front Range of Colorado.
"This organization has set the standard in regards to Executive Recruiting firms and should be the benchmark for others to follow. Thank you Marcie for a great experience."
Artimus Hart - Site Director at Murray Goulburn
“I refer M. Thrailkill & Associates to all of our franchisees looking for high-level employees because they make it their mission to understand what we do… therefore they know what we need."
Mari Baxter - Senior VP at Senior Helpers
“M. Thrailkill & Associates take the time to really understand the type of skills, pedigree and person we are looking for in each position. Their ability to not only find people but to also match them to our needs is second to none!”
Tory Bartlett - CEO at Southern Proper Hospitality
"Denise Lucas with M. Thrailkill & Associates recently placed me on a job with a Company that is a strong match with my search. Her promptness in getting information flowing was second to none."
Andres Mendezona - HR Manager at Bob Evans Foods
"Marcie Thrailkill has always treated all of the candidates I have recommended with the greatest respect. She has achieved great results for clients and me, personally. I recommend Marcie to every person seeking representation."
Bob Melberth - Mentor at SCORE Manasota
"Denise Lucas at M. Thrailkill & Associates is responsive, energetic and provides high quality guidance. She provides a constant presence throughout the process and keeps you really well informed."
Dorie Petitt - VP at Senior Helpers WI
"M. Thrailkill and Associates is the GOLD STANDARD when it comes to sourcing great people. The integrity and trustworthiness of Marcie's entire team "serve and protect" the interests of candidates and organizations alike."
Bob Toomey - VP Franchise Operations at Five Guys Enterprises
"Candidates were qualified, thoroughly vetted, quickly presented, and expertly managed before and after the interviewing process. I have found a true partner in my ongoing Executive Searches with and highly recommend M. Thrailkill & Associates."