Austin Area Recruiting and Executive Search

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  • Your Austin Area Recruitment Specialists

    Austin, Texas is quite an energetic city that feels a lot like a big town, and it contains a wonderful collection of restaurants and hotels along a relaxing riverfront. It’s not just the state capital either – with its high-octane music scene, Austin is also considered the live music capital of the world. This, paired with outdoor activities, a major university campus, and an eclectic mix of shops, art, venues, and food, makes Austin a very intriguing location. The outstanding combination of places to eat and places to stay downtown, along with renowned attractions and resorts not too far from the city, truly solidifies its place as one of the top hospitality destinations in the U.S.

    Austin 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 Austin 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 travel, hotel, resort, attraction, restaurant, and foodservice search demands, especially in Austin

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

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

    “Bristol Associates has access to a number of opportunities and, if you are a good fit, they will help you get in front of the hiring manager so that you can close the deal. Bristol is very responsive and communicates a realistic timeline. I like the fact that Ben is able to have frank discussions with the hiring firms about offer terms and expectations. In addition, he works to provide the hiring company with a cohesive package for a candidate.”

    Greg Hinton

    Chief Financial Officer, Coushatta Casino Resort

    “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

    “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, MB

    Sr. Human Resources Business Partner, Professional Contact Services, Inc. (PCSI)

    “I enjoyed working with Bristol Associates on a tough to fill Executive position. They were professional, in tune with our industry and offered a few marketing suggestions that quickly produced a nice short list. Ultimately, Bristol helped us secure our top candidate who fits right in with our culture and has elevated the leadership team at our property.”

    Shelley Ferguson

    Director of Human Resources, Marriott - Kansas City Downtown

    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 Austin Keep Our Clients Coming Back

    Chief Financial Officer

    We completed the CFO search for one of the largest casino resorts in the Southern region. The property features a 100,000 sq ft gaming floor, over 2,500 slots, a luxury hotel, a variety of restaurants, and live entertainment. This was an exciting opportunity to join an organization that is constantly growing, and our successful candidate now oversees all operations of the Accounting, Cage, Credit, Financial Analysis, and Labor Analysis departments. They had prior experience in financing expansions.

    Senior Vice President Product, iGaming

    We placed the Senior Vice President Product, iGaming for a world-class digital payment solutions provider in the iGaming industry. This was a newly created remote position for our client’s North American division, with plenty of opportunity for growth. Our placed candidate manages all of the North American iGaming products and services.

    Vice President of Special Events

    We completed this placement for a premium merchandise, retail, and stadium operations corporation. The Vice President of Special Events is responsible for generating revenue for the stadium through sales, catering, and private group special events. At the time of hire, our successful candidate had 15 years of experience in event management for a leading travel, tourism, and attraction company.

    Corporate Director of E-Commerce and Social Network Marketing

    A leading hotel company headquartered in the South with over 200 properties nationwide retained our executive search firm to find their Corporate Director of E-Commerce and Social Network Marketing. The position is responsible for consistent use of logos, branding strategies, and text composition in all online presentations. Our placed candidate is expected to increase web traffic by executing new initiatives, including search engine optimization, social media marketing, and a comprehensive portfolio of online collateral.

    Director of Food and Beverage

    We were retained by one of the largest casino resorts in the region. The property features a 100,000 sq ft gaming floor, over 2,500 slots, a luxurious hotel, a variety of restaurants, and a serene golf course. The Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for overseeing all F&B outlets of the property, including the retail and gift shops. Our placed candidate develops and implements strategies for growth and efficiency of the departments.

    Our Location

    600 Congress Ave
    Austin TX