About Us

The Sunrise Story

Stephen Pleau has been a highly-respected innovator in the recruitment industry for the last 6 years.  When Stephen struck out and opened Sunrise Recruiting, it was an instant success.  Sunrise Recruiters has moved into the forefront of the recruitment and placement industry.  Sunrise is widely acknowledged and respected for the way in which our associates conduct themselves in the workplace.  Honesty and integrity are the core beliefs that help separate Sunrise from the competition.  We are also the only company that offers our clients an unbeatable guarantee that will assist them in their operational challenges.

For more information, feel free to call my office line or go to our Contact Us page.

Our Team


Stephen Pleau

Principal Owner

Stephen Pleau has been a highly-respected innovator in the recruitment industry since 2004.    With over 15 years of operational experience from private country clubs to corporate restaurants, he has seen the industry grow into what it is today. Stephen’s achievements include a two-year culinary apprenticeship program with some of the most acclaimed country clubs.  In 2004, he accepted a new direction in our industry by opening up a new hospitality recruiting office in Massachusetts. Within one year, he doubled the company’s sales and client list.  During that time, Stephen achieved the personals  industry’s prestigious C.P.C. designation.  He has finally gone on his own, creating Sunrise Recruiting, and hasn’t looked back.

E-Mail:  Steve@SunriseRecruiters.com  -or- Call:  (207) 310-0639


Shane Ward

Vice-President of Operations

Shane Ward has been a leader in our industry for over 25 years.  In those years, Shane has owned his own successful restaurants.  He has spent the past 11 years as a General Manager and Multi-Unit Manager for some of the country’s largest restaurant groups.  His background stems from fine dining to casual dining operations and spans from the dining room to the kitchen.

“In my experience as an Area Director, Restaurant Owner, and General Manager, I have had to use multiple recruiting agencies.  In those years, my experience with recruiting agencies has ranged from ‘poor’ to ‘exceeding my expectations’.  I like to bring a no-nonsense, honest, and to-the-point approach to placing the most qualified candidates with my clients based on each’s individual needs and requirements.”

E-Mail:  ShaneW@SunriseRecruiters.com -or- Call (207) 205-7958


Dan Fahey

Regional Director

Dan Fahey has over 30 years experience in the hospitality business. He spent the majority of his career as a General Manager and Managing Partner. He received a BS in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University where he was a teaching assistant for his last two years. ” In my many years of managing I have opened several restaurants and interviewed thousands of applicants. I have always believed that it pays to wait for the “right” candidate. If you are patient and selective you will get the right person.  I take the same approach when sending candidates to my clients”.

E-Mail:  DanF@SunriseRecruiters.com -or- Call (207) 632-6365


What We Do

Sunrise Recruiting is a quality driven Staffing agency. We believe in building long term client relationships by providing them with top quality candidates to fill all their needs. Stephen Pleau has been at the forefront of the Hospitality Industry for more than a decade. His fresh approach to dealing with both clients and candidates has built Sunrise Recruiting into one of New England’s most successful firms.

We receive new opportunities daily, many of which are not advertised for.  These positions are filling quickly, so don’t delay in sending out your resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted within 48 hours.

We will work with you throughout the entire process.

  • By reviewing your resume and suggesting changes relevant to the position
  • Discuss options based on your experience and salary requirements
  • Work around your schedule
  • Arrange interviews and guide you through them
  • Give you interview tips that can’t be beaten
  • Look out for your best interests and negotiate salaries
Candidates Welcome

We are always looking for great candidates to fill our many clients needs.   If you enjoy thinking out side the box and advancing your career, then our clients will want to talk to you.  Visit our contact us page and apply on line by filling in your contact info and pasting your resume into the comments box.   Our recruitment team will contact you within 48hours.

Recruiting Centers


Main Office

Stephen Pleau, C.P.C.
Cell:  (207) 310-0639


Massachusetts Office:

Stephen Pleau, C.P.C.  (207) 310-0639

Shane Ward  (207) 205-7958


Southern Maine Office:

Shane Ward  (207) 205-7958


Rhode Island Office:

Stephen Pleau, C.P.C.  (207) 310-0639



New Hampshire Office:


Stephen Pleau, C.P.C.  (207) 310-0639

Connecticut Office:

Shane Ward  (207) 205-7958


Do you have what it takes to be a part of the Sunrise Team?

If you feel you have what it takes to find and select the “best of the best” in the hospitality industry, we would love to talk to you!  Please use our Contact Us page to tell us why you would be a perfect fit on our team!

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