CBD Recruiting and Executive Search

Your CBD Recruitment Specialists

We are Bristol Associates, a boutique executive search firm, founded in 1967. Our organization’s CBD (Cannabidiol) recruitment division places top talent at leading companies engaged in manufacturing CBD products. Having entered the space in its early stages, our experienced recruiters have successfully completed numerous searches using our comprehensive industry knowledge, extensive network, and ever-expanding database. Our agency has 55-plus years of history recruiting for the Food and Beverage industry, and executive search services for CBD manufacturers has become a main pillar of the practice. We recruit key executives across all categories, both nationwide and globally.

Our client base encompasses a broad spectrum of companies of all sizes, including established organizations adding CBD options into existing product lines. We also work with start-ups, turnaround operations, and private-equity firms to find the best candidates to fit our client’s unique requirements. In addition, we have experience with companies using CBD in the beauty, cosmetics, and nutraceutical industries.

The retained search service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.  Each search is unique, and we provide personalized service to gain an in-depth understanding of our clients at the start of our relationship. Our strategy is mindfully tailored based on each client’s needs and culture. We strive to find the best fit for our client companies as well as our candidates. The connections we form with both our clients and candidates are valued, and we maintain these relationships with great care.

Given our firm’s industry focus and vast database of talent, we have in-depth knowledge of compensation ranges from C-suite executives to mid-level management. We regularly advise clients on current job market conditions and consult on matters of compensation including base salaries, bonus programs, commission structures, incentives, benefits, and long-term compensation. We can provide customized compensation information (wage studies) à la carte to our main retained executive search services. The salary data we provide is always anonymous, in that it is tied to job titles and not executives’ names.

We Recruit for a Variety of CBD Functions

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

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.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

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.

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Our Successful CBD Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Vice President of Sales

A highly regarded CBD leader on the West Coast was our client for this Vice President of Sales search. The position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to achieve the Company’s sales goals. The Vice President of Sales also ensures that their team delivers profitable growth. Our placed candidate had over 20 years of sales experience.

Vice President of Operations

A hemp producer was our client for this Vice President of Operations search for a new finished products production facility. This VP role is responsible for hiring management and non-management employees, as well as onboarding staff to the new facility. Our placed candidate implements inventory tracking processes through an ERP system and GMP practices in concert with the management team.

Vice President of Engineering

This search was for the Vice President of Engineering for a CBD manufacturer in the Northwest. The position is responsible for overseeing and managing engineering related activities. Our placed candidate ensures that the standards of the company’s procedures and methods are met and maintained.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager

We placed the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager for a hemp enterprise. The position maintains and supports procedures to ensure the compliance of all products and packaging. Our placed candidate supervises all QC staff as well as performs and monitors product stability studies.

We Can Fill Your Roles Across the CBD Industry

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Director of Engineering
  • Director of Maintenance
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Research and Development
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Facilities Maintenance Manager
  • Food Scientist
  • Quality Assurance Director
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Laboratory Manager
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Vice President of Research and Development
  • Vice President of Sales

We Recruit for CBD Positions Nationwide Including the Following Major Markets