Philadelphia Area Recruiting and Executive Search

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  • Your Philadelphia Area Recruitment Specialists

    Philadelphia acts as a narrator of significant American history. The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed – are only a few of the major historical attractions. But “Philly” is also a place that is passionate about food and culture. From a nationally recognized chef to an eatery with a legendary cheesesteak, the city can delight with anything from simple fare to upscale gourmet. The wealth of museums, the art scene, and one of the nation’s top zoos also draw in travel to the City of Brotherly Love; tourism has steadily increased since 2010, and the bulk of it is leisure driven. And with Atlantic City only an hour away, casinos are certainly part of the “things to do” conversation. The hotel inventory is now keeping up with the increase in demand, with new budget-friendly concepts and solidified luxury properties dotting the map. Besides these tourism-related industries, the Philadelphia area also has a significant food and beverage presence, especially when it comes to production and manufacturing businesses.

    Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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, hotel and resort, restaurant, casino and gaming, attraction, and F&B search demands, especially in Philadelphia

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

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

    “For over a decade, Bristol Associates has successfully found us key executives ranging from COO to VPs, Directors and Managers. Not only do they understand the recruitment business, but they have made a point of understanding and learning about our company – critical when considering senior level recruitment.”

    Andy Green

    Sr. Vice President of Human Resources, Parx Casino

    “We’ve enjoyed using Bristol Associates in the years we have been open here in Maryland. They have been a great resource in finding top executive talent for us!”

    Stephen Heise

    Vice President of Human Resources, Maryland Live! Casino

    “Bristol Associates was there with me every step of the way. Their personal touch and lightning fast response times made Bristol Associates stand out from some other firms whose approach felt much more like commodity trading than talent placement.”

    Eric Pearson

    President/CEO, Valley Forge Casino Resort

    “The expertise, recommendations, and personal touch have been invaluable to our success in building a strong management team. If you have the opportunity to work with Bristol Associates, their dedication and high quality results will speak for themselves.”

    Andrew Helmer

    Vice President of Human Resources, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

    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 Philadelphia Keep Our Clients Coming Back

    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.

    Senior Director of Hospitality

    We filled the Senior Director of Hospitality position for a lively casino resort on the East coast. Our placed candidate oversees the daily operations of the Hotel and Food and Beverage departments. This confidential search was completed to assist our client with finding the right individual to implement and develop strategies for the property to grow and prosper.

    Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits

    We were retained by a leading company involved in the management of Sports Facilities, Entertainment Venues, Resorts, and Theme Parks. The company is a respected, well known leader in the industry. The Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits plans, develops, manages, and leads the Compensation and Employee Benefit programs within the organization. Our placed candidate is responsible for advising, consulting, and serving as a member of the management team in the development and execution of short-term and long-term plans and budgets.

    Director of Sportsbook Operations

    We were retained by a leading casino that offers state-of-the-art gaming and entertainment to fill their Director of Sportsbook Operations. Our placed candidate oversees the planning and execution of the casino’s sportsbook to optimize customer experience.

    Head Brewmaster, Food and Beverage

    We completed a search for one of our long-time clients, an established and multi-faceted gaming facility, that was opening a brand-new craft brewery and eatery. The Head Brewmaster, Food and Beverage is responsible for all menu creation, product sourcing, and hiring processes for the venue. Our placed candidate is an innovative leader and had prior experience as a Head Brewer for several breweries.

    Compliance Officer

    We made a placement for an award-winning casino hotel with state-of-the-art amenities. The property features 4,000 slot machines, over 300 hotel rooms, 11 restaurants, an events center with live entertainment, and a spa and fitness center. The Compliance Officer develops and implements the Title 31 Compliance program in agreement with Federal and State gaming regulations. Our placed candidate is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all Title 31 related documentation.

    Our Location

    1900 Market Street
    Philadelphia PA