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  • Your Atlanta Area Recruitment Specialists

    Atlanta is a city with a vibrant culinary culture and variety of iconic restaurants. Georgia’s state capital was established in 1913 and now has a hospitality industry estimated at north of $16 billion. Forged in the fire of the civil rights movement, Atlanta’s bars, restaurants, and eateries are defined by distinct styles and flavors. ATL is also a travel hotspot and is consistently the busiest airport hub in the U.S.

    Atlanta Executive Search

    • Bristol Associates was founded in 1967 – we have been in the recruiting business for over 55 years helping companies find exceptional candidates
    • Given our firm’s industry focuses and vast database of talent, we have in-depth knowledge of compensation ranges from C-suite executives to mid-level management employees
    • We regularly advise clients as to current job market conditions in Atlanta and consult on matters of compensation including base salaries, bonus programs, commission structures, incentives, benefits, and long-term compensation
    • For a fair rate, we will provide customized compensation information, à la carte to our main retained executive search services of sourcing, screening, and submitting qualified candidates
    • A major pillar of our boutique executive search firm, the Hospitality recruitment practice is regarded as the #1 headhunter service for hotel and resort, restaurant and foodservice, facility, and airport search demands, especially in Atlanta

    Join The Many Atlanta Area Companies That Already Recruit With Bristol Associates

    Our Satisfied Clients Love To Share Their Experiences Working With Bristol Associates

    “Bristol is an extremely professional firm with in-depth hospitality industry knowledge. They take the time to fully understand their client’s needs and requirements and then communicates clearly and effectively with both the client and the candidate. I would highly recommend Bristol – they are real pros!”

    Steve Buckler, CHDM

    Hospitality Consultant

    “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.”

    Peter Watson

    Executive Director, Talent Acquisition, Dine Equity, Inc. (IHOP and Applebee's)

    “I highly recommend Bristol Associates recruiting services to elevate your career! The recruiters possess a people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job description. With their constant encouragement and guidance throughout the process I was able to land my dream job!”

    Betty Hui

    Sr. Purchasing Manager, Panda Restaurant Group

    “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

    President, Hickory Global Partners

    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 Searches Around Atlanta Keep Our Clients Coming Back


    We placed the President for one of the world’s most respected eco-tourism resorts with over 1,500 acres of manicured gardens, a horticulture center, and a butterfly exhibit. This destination resort/attraction also features two championship golf courses, condominiums, townhouses, and two hotels. Our placed candidate is responsible for driving overall revenue and increasing visitation.

    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.

    Chief Operating Officer

    Our client, located in the Eastern United States, operates a consortium of leading leisure travel agents. We were selected to identify top industry talent for this highly visible position. Our placed candidate reports to a Governing Board and has full operations responsibility.

    Vice President of Concession Services and Merchandise

    We completed the search for the Vice President of Concession Services and Merchandise for a significant new force in the concession services and catering industry. Our client is a rapidly growing operator of two premier facilities that provide expertise and carefully honed customer service in multiple categories including food and beverage, merchandise, facilities management, design and consulting, hospitality, and live entertainment. The Vice President of Concession Services and Merchandise is responsible for overseeing the retail operations of the organization. Our placed candidate develops, implements, and oversees strategies related to concession services and merchandising.

    Vice President of Attraction Development

    We were retained to search for a Vice President of Attraction Development for a privately-owned themed entertainment company that owns, operates, and manages several theme parks, attractions, and resort hotels. The position is responsible for the development of new guest experiences throughout the properties. Our placed candidate is in charge of leading the Creative Studio and their efforts in creating dynamic and innovative attractions, rides, retail experiences, and dining experiences, as well as developing concepts for special events and entertainment.

    Vice President of Revenue Optimization

    Our client is a rapidly growing hotel company that owns and operates a diverse portfolio consisting of full service, select service, and independent hotels. The Vice President of Revenue Optimization develops and implements portfolio and property specific strategies to improve revenue performance. Our placed candidate designs aggressive sales, pricing, and distribution strategies to enhance profitability for the company’s properties.

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    1175 Peachtree St NE
    Atlanta GA