Development Specialists for Facility and Concession

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists. 

Bristol Associates’ Facility and Concession practice recruits within the Development segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key development functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Progressive management experience in hospitality, construction, franchise, or similar field
  • Maintains business relationships with vendors, suppliers, and staff
  • Experience in construction project management or development management
  • Proven experience with effective and efficient ground-breaking
  • Develops and implements training initiatives for construction staff

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Facility and Concession Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“Bristol Associates has been a pleasure to work with on several Executive Searches. Our consultant has been the ultimate professional with a strong sense of industry needs and trends. Not to mention finding my personal perfect fit at Team San Jose. I would highly recommend Bristol for your recruiting needs.”

Ewell Sterner

General Manager of Convention Center Operations, Team San Jose

“I’ve collaborated with Bristol Associates for many years now, and I continue to be impressed by their vast network of talented hospitality industry professionals. Bristol is a valuable resource that I covet and respect.”

Jay Kudla

Vice President of Human Resources, Ryan Sanders Sports Services

“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.”

Jay Francis

General Manager of Convention Center Operations, Confidential Facilities Organization

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.

Partner with Bristol Associates

Our Successful Facility and Concession Development Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back


We were retained by a North American subsidiary of a large multi-national concession services company with multiple locations, including airports, ballparks, stadiums, and arenas, to fill their President role. Our placed candidate is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their airport division. The position develops and administers policies, procedures, and programs for the department and controls all activities of the business.

General Manager

We searched for the General Manager for a world leader in the operation of public assembly venues including major sports facilities, catering centers, public attractions, and retail. The company also provides key consulting services for the design and construction of a public attraction prior to its management. This was a newly created position for a new attraction, in charge of all aspects of ticket sales and of managing and operating the facility. Our placed candidate’s responsibilities include recruitment and management of staff, development and implementation of sales, marketing, and publicity programs, maintaining customer experience quality control, and delivering the annual ticket sales, revenue, and EBITDA budgets.

Deputy Director of Administration and Operations

We placed the Deputy Director of Administration and Operations for a leading owner of convention centers and stadiums. With over 1.7 million sq ft of meeting space and significant tourism infrastructure, the Center for this search is considered one of the finest meeting and convention destinations in North America. The position is responsible for the daily management and overall operations of the Convention Center. Our placed candidate also became involved in the strategic planning effort for the city as they contemplated general development and additional venues.

We Can Fill Your Development Roles in the Facility and Concession Industry

  • Chief Development Officer
  • Critical Facilities Manager
  • Director of Corporate Development
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Facilities Development
  • Director of Facilities Management
  • Director of Franchise Sales and Development
  • Director of Property Management
  • Director of Revenue and Yield
  • Director of Revenue Management
  • Director of Service Development
  • Executive Director of Facility Services
  • Opening General Manager
  • Vice President of Construction
  • Vice President of Construction and Project Management
  • Vice President of Development
  • Vice President of Development Services
  • Vice President of Facilities