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  • Your Boston Area Recruitment Specialists

    One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is steeped in rich history. The Massachusetts state capital offers a variety of attractions along with high quality hotels and restaurants. There are even a few exciting casinos to visit if a gaming mood hits. With its educational strengths, innovation, and solid hospitality industry, the quality of life here is among the highest in the country. Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon, and the famous baked beans are just some of the things that make Boston unique.

    Boston 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 Boston 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, tourism, attraction, hotel, restaurant, casino and gaming, and facility search demands, especially in Boston

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

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

    “Bristol Associates has a great reputation in the industry. I was looking for a specific role in a specific geography. True to their word, they kept me on file and came up with the right fit. I liked the personal touch and the sense that they were looking out for the client and for me. They kept me in mind for a position for a long time, and then ensured the process was smooth on both ends.”

    Matt Roob

    Sr. VP of Financial Analysis, Spectrum Gaming Group

    “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

    “Bristol Associates has a great national reputation and our personnel has had previous experience working with them in both Casino Gaming and Hospitality capacities. The team displayed professionalism and support for onboarding candidates, providing negotiation assistance, and fulfilling timely placements. We appreciate Bristol being open-minded to operational needs as we’ve worked to reconfigure and rework our company.”

    Merrick Dresnin

    Corporate Director of Human Resources, Cote Family Destinations

    “We have retained Bristol Associates for multiple executive searches for nearly a decade. They are professional, responsive and proactive in generating candidates that meet our specifications. We have also been impressed with their ability to generate quality candidates across multiple disciplines, such as retail, food and beverage, hospitality and sales.”

    Craig Freeman

    Sr. Vice President, Administration, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

    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 Boston Keep Our Clients Coming Back

    Chief Financial Officer

    A well-established tour operator located in the Northeastern United States was our client for this search. They were looking for a seasoned CFO to reorganize their financial team in order to create a culture of enhanced financial responsibility and control. The position is also responsible for the company’s banking relationships. Our placed candidate oversees the Corporate Controller, Internal Auditor, and a Corporate Tax Manager. Other administrative oversight responsibilities include human resources, purchasing, and MIS.

    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.

    Vice President of Sales

    Our client, located in the Northeast, is a prominent riverboat cruise company specializing in Europe and Russia. They retained our firm to find their Vice President of Sales. The position leads the National Sales Team and also has responsibility for property level sales. Our placed candidate had specific experience with sales tracking and management software systems, and in group, meeting, and incentive sales.

    Vice President of Product Planning and Development

    We made a retained placement for a direct marketing company that operates a significant cruise product line that includes river cruises, small ship cruises, and traditional cruise products. The Vice President of Product Planning and Development directs, oversees, and conducts all negotiations and purchases of product components for the company’s programs. They prepare product strategy and pricing documents for all offerings, final costing for all products, and prepare and manage annual product development budgets. Our placed candidate also works closely with the marketing, operations, and product teams to develop and design product offerings, and establishes and implements long-range strategies for the development of new product offerings.

    Executive Director of Online Gaming

    Our client is a premier casino resort that offers gaming, four-diamond hotels, restaurants, award-winning golf, theaters, and online casino games. The Executive Director of Online Gaming is responsible for all online gaming initiatives and strategies for the company. Our placed candidate directs the teams responsible for online gaming products and builds positive relationships with partners, vendors, and stakeholders of the property.

    Executive Director of Assisted Living Services

    Our candidate for this Executive Director position was placed at an award-winning community care retirement community. They offer a full range of services including skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation care, assisted living, independent living, home healthcare, adult day health, and Alzheimer’s care. The Assisted Living Division has 80 rooms, offering private and companion suites in New England.

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    1 Lincoln Street
    Boston MA