A Boutique Executive Search Firm
Excellence in Recruiting Nationwide Since 1967
Why Work With Us?
Over 55 Years in Business
We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.
We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.
Network of Candidates
With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.
Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.
Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.
Featured Clients and Candidates
“Bristol Associates was recommended to us by a friend and colleague at the casino we oversee. We reached out to a couple other firms, but Bristol was by far the most responsive and professional company we spoke with. From the first contact, they were always available to us whenever needed. They sent us resumes from many qualified candidates and then helped us through each step to evaluate those choices and finally arrive at the best person to fit our needs. They made the process go so much smoother than it could have. We had to rely on their experience and knowledge several times for even small things that we were not equipped for. They were always willing to help.
Whether you are experienced at hiring gaming professionals or it’s your first time like it was for us, they are the search firm to work with. I would recommend Bristol Associates and Ben Farber to anyone!”
Dubuque Racing Association
“For over a decade, Bristol Associates has successfully found us key executives ranging from COO to VPs, Directors and Managers. Not only do they understand the recruitment business, but they have made a point of understanding and learning about our company – critical when considering senior level recruitment.”
Sr. Vice President of Human Resources
“Bristol Associates has a great national reputation and our personnel has had previous experience working with them in both Casino Gaming and Hospitality capacities. The team displayed professionalism and support for onboarding candidates, providing negotiation assistance, and fulfilling timely placements. We appreciate Bristol being open-minded to operational needs as we’ve worked to reconfigure and rework our company.”
Company Director of Human Resources
Cote Family Destinations
“I’ve found Bristol Associates to be incredibly helpful in working with COR strategically to identify how our organization needs to change as we grow. Bristol Associates has been adept at helping us find great employees in multiple sales channels and at multiple levels of the organization. Whatever the challenge, Bristol is ready!”
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
California Olive Ranch
“I was amazed how quickly Bristol Associates identified 3 qualified and vetted senior executive candidates for me to interview from which we hired one of them. Very efficient indeed!”
Christopher J. Dane
Hickory Global Partners
“We had a very hard-to-fill position and after an exhaustive search on our part, we could not find anyone. I contacted Bristol Associates and within a few days we had three strong candidates and we were able to fill the position with a quality candidate. I was impressed with the way our consultant understood our needs and could pinpoint people who exactly fit our needs.”
Judi Alley SPHR, MBA
Sr. Human Resources Business Partner
Professional Contract Services, Inc. (PCSI)
“Bristol Associates helped us to fill over ten positions in a very short amount of time when our company moved corporate offices to its new location. Our Consultant was able to identify strong candidates for even the most hard-to-fill positions. The firm’s customized approach, responsiveness, and extensive network in the field made them an invaluable partner.”
Executive Director, Talent Acquisition
Dine Equity, Inc. (IHOP & Applebee’s)
“Bristol Associates allowed many parties to have their voices heard and gave us an opportunity to see a variety of candidates. We clearly got the best one and were able to do so because of the firm’s prescreening and expert assistance.”
President & CEO
The Colburn School
“Bristol Associates has a great reputation in the industry. I was looking for a specific role in a specific geography. True to their word, they kept me on file and came up with the right fit. I liked the personal touch and the sense that they were looking out for the client and for me. They kept me in mind for a position for a long time, and then ensured the process was smooth on both ends.”
Sr. Vice President of Financial Analysis
Spectrum Gaming Group
“Communicative, intuitive, considerate, precise and responsive. These are the first words that come to my mind on my interactions with Bristol. Over the years, the Bristol team has worked with me on several opportunities and have been honest in their approach with integrity always at the top of their mind. If you are seeking an opportunity and Bristol calls you, take it seriously.”
Confidential Facilities Organization
“Bristol Associates was there with me every step of the way. Their personal touch and lightning fast response times made Bristol Associates stand out from some other firms whose approach felt much more like commodity trading than talent placement.”
Valley Forge Casino Resort
From Our Blog
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A quick Google search will reveal that it normally takes a hiring professional seven seconds to scan a resume before deciding whether a candidate is a good fit for the job opening. But how can a job seeker ensure they become an outlier of this statistic by keeping . . .
20 Business Lessons Learned in 20 Years
Benjamin Farber has learned many lessons during his 20 years at Bristol Associates — more than we could fit in this blog. After working in every department of the firm and eventually becoming President and Owner of the company, Ben has become one of the top consultants in executive recruiting.
The Not-So-Secret Recipe for Working with an Executive Recruiter
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