Operations 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 Operations segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key operations 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:

  • Knowledge of facility management principles and practices
  • Experience in program development and administration
  • Leadership experience in public facility management
  • Prepares and administers large program budgets
  • Provides professional leadership and direction to the administrative and operational functions of the facility

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.

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

Chief Operating Officer

Our client, located in the Eastern United States, operates convention centers and assembly halls. They were looking for a top industry talent to fill the Chief Operating Officer position. Our placed candidate reports to the CEO and is responsible for operation-related activities for all of the facilities.

Vice President of Operations

A company in the Northeast that operates museums and performing arts centers asked us to fill their Vice President of Operations role. The position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and workforce scheduling of the organization. Our placed candidate has very strong management skills.

Deputy Director of Administration and Operations

We placed the Deputy Director of Administration and Operations for a city on the West coast. The position directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the Administration and Operations within the Convention, Sports, and Entertainment Department, providing contractual administration for the venues. They also have the responsibility of the daily management of the Convention Center, including facility maintenance, facility services, security, crowd control, sustainability, and safety, and the operations and property management of one other site. The position also provides complex administrative support to the Executive Director of the Department. Our placed candidate also became involved in the strategic planning effort for the city, as they contemplated additional venues and general development.

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

  • Building Facilities Manager
  • Chief Facilities Management Officer
  • Chief of Facilities
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Community Facility Manager
  • Corporate Director of Operations
  • Director of Facility Operations
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Sales Operations
  • Facilities Management Executive
  • Head of Facilities
  • Managing Director
  • Regional Director of Operations
  • Regional Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Vice President of Facilities
  • Vice President of Facility Operations
  • Vice President of Operations