Joseph D’Alessandro

Founder and CEO

As Founder and CEO of SHS, Joseph is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the agency run smoothly and efficiently.  He guides his team of experts in empowering their clients achieve higher levels of success.

Experience Overview
Joseph spent 15 years in leadership positions in hospitality operations before becoming a full-time executive recruiter in 2000.  Joseph founded SHS in 2002 and has grown the business from a one-person outfit to a full team of dedicated experts.   Along the way, he co-founded a private-label manufacturing company, became the Career Services Director at an elite culinary school, and made significant contributions to his community through non-profit ministry and trade organizations. Joseph studied Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

First Job
Runner at the Chicago Board of Trade, age 14

Trade Associations
American Culinary Federation (ACF), Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFE), Christian Business Fellowship (CBF), Research Chefs Association (RCA), Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.