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  • Your Los Angeles Area Recruitment Specialists

    “LA” draws more than 50 million visitors annually; LAX is always ranked as one of the busiest airport hubs in the U.S. The City of Angels has a booming tourism industry largely due to Hollywood’s intrigue, but the melting pot of amazing restaurants and glamorous hotels has an enormous effect as well. Beautiful beaches, snowy mountains, enchanting forests, and captivating deserts all within a few hours of downtown are certainly an added bonus. The Los Angeles area also has casino attractions. The Southern California area has a significant CBD and food and beverage presence, especially when it comes to production and manufacturing businesses.

    Los Angeles (LA) 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 Los Angeles 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
    • The Hospitality and Food and Beverage recruitment divisions at our boutique executive search firm are regarded as the #1 headhunter service for travel, tourism, attraction, hotel and resort, restaurant, casino and gaming, facility, CBD, and F&B search demands, especially in Los Angeles

    Join The Many Los Angeles Area Companies That Already Recruit With Bristol Associates

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

    “Bristol Associates is my go-to firm for all manager level and higher recruiting needs in the food / bev space. The food and beverage team takes the time to learn about my company and the position as well as the subtleties that determine fit within the culture. I am grateful for their patience, as we have a stringent recruiting process, and that has led to more protracted searches than either of us would prefer. But the investment in the relationship has yielded some outstanding candidates. Most recently, we took months to look for a planning / purchasing manager, and they nailed it with the perfect person that brought skill, experience, worth ethic, and cultural fit all within our budget for the position.”

    David Choe

    Chief Executive Officer, Jo's Candies

    “Bristol Associates’ team was very articulate and knowledgeable in helping our organization to define our needs, enterprising in putting out the word for suitable candidates, and thorough and insightful in the initial screening of candidates.”

    Allen Robert Gross

    Music Director, Orchestra Santa Monica

    “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)

    “In our opinion, Bristol Associates is the leader for professional recruiting. The team has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the tourism industry. The company is very responsive and is able to match profiles with their extensive database of prospects. A strength is their ability to negotiate complicated transactions in a satisfactory manner to the employer and employee. We have no hesitation in recommending Bristol Associates, Inc.”

    Dave Herbert, CTC

    Chief Experential Officer, Great Safaris

    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 Los Angeles Keep Our Clients Coming Back

    Chief Executive Officer

    We made the Chief Executive Officer placement for a leading food manufacturer. The CEO is responsible for developing new business in all strategic channels including retail and food service, and for both branded and private label food products, to reach strategic and operational targets. The position develops new distribution channels and customer segments and works with the Research and Development team to develop new products. Our placed candidate became the key representative of the organization in the US and is an ambassador in relevant markets, as well as to stakeholders and government bodies.

    CFO and Controller

    We completed the CFO and Controller search for a prospering Tribal casino with an amazing opportunity to expand into an ideal vacation destination. Our placed candidate is responsible for managing all financial projects, assets, and systems of the organization. The position reports to Tribal Chairman.

    Brand President

    Our client is a deluxe escorted tour company with a highly recognizable international brand. The Brand President is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of the company’s marketing program for the brand in North America. As part of a worldwide network of companies, our placed candidate is responsible for the support and advancement of the brand within the context of the global brand positioning, including the reinforcement of all global brand, product, and service standards and the animation of brand marketing at the regional and local level.

    Vice President of Sales

    A highly regarded CBD leader on the West Coast was our client for this Vice President of Sales search. The position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to achieve the Company’s sales goals. The Vice President of Sales also ensures that their team delivers profitable growth. Our placed candidate had over 20 years of sales experience.

    Director of Public Relations

    We placed the Director of Public Relations for a medical center that is part of an award-winning health system that operates over 40 hospitals with 15 of them being not-for-profit. The position designs, implements, and directs media relations, advertising literature and campaigns, marketing and community relations, and charitable donations. Our placed candidate leads a small staff to promote the full-service medical center.

    Director of Culinary

    A growing restaurant chain worked with us to find their Director of Culinary. The position is responsible for overseeing short- and long-term product development in order to meet or exceed the company’s profit, financial, and market growth goals. Our placed candidate also manages the Innovation Chefs, implements core menu developments, and is in charge of leading the test kitchen and researching food and beverage trends to discover innovation opportunities for the company.

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