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  • Your Seattle Area Recruitment Specialists

    Bristol Associates is never sleepless in Seattle – we have the myriad of activity in this sleek, urban city to thank for that! Whether visiting popular attractions like The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the MoPOP museum, going for a hike in the forests of Mount Rainier National Park or the coastal area around Puget Sound, or playing a few table games or slots at the nearby casinos, there is always something to do for tourists and locals alike in Washington’s thriving metropolis. Coffeehouses are a large part of the restaurant industry here, and the city is dotted with unique boutique hotels. The area also has a significant CBD presence, especially when it comes to businesses involved in the production and manufacturing of cannabidiol.

    Seattle 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 Seattle 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
    • Robust pillars of our boutique executive search firm, the Hospitality and Food and Beverage recruitment divisions are regarded as the #1 headhunter service, especially in Seattle, for tourism, hotel and resort, restaurant, casino and gaming, attraction, and CBD search demands

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

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

    “Bristol Associates was wonderful to work with. Their team was responsive, proactive, and professional from start to finish. We would definitely consider using Bristol again.”

    Barb Stuckey

    President and Chief Innovation Officer, Mattson: We Make Food Happen

    “The Hotel Group retained Bristol Associates to conduct a confidential search at our firm. The search was professionally conducted and successfully concluded. We would not hesitate to use Bristol’s services for our future search needs.”

    Doug Dreher

    President, The Hotel Group

    “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

    “The company listened to our needs and challenges. Additionally, our representative’s seamless coordination of multiple rounds of interviews made the process effortless. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”

    Aaron Paley

    President, Community Arts Resources (CARS)

    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 Seattle Keep Our Clients Coming Back

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Our client is one of the largest Casino properties in the region with upcoming plans for significant expansion. The property offers over 3,000 gaming machines, a variety of restaurants and bars, live entertainment, and a special events center. The CMO is responsible for overseeing all marketing related programs of the property. Our placed candidate plans and executes marketing strategies to accommodate the changing market and increase gaming revenue.

    Vice President of Engineering

    This search was for the Vice President of Engineering for a CBD manufacturer in the Northwest. The position is responsible for overseeing and managing engineering related activities. Our placed candidate ensures that the standards of the company’s procedures and methods are met and maintained.

    Vice President of Construction and Project Management

    This completed Vice President of Construction and Project Management search was for a Hotel Corporation that operates over 30 full and select service hotels. Our placed candidate is involved in overseeing and managing all aspects of renovation and new construction planning and execution.

    District General Manager of Meeting Solutions

    Our client is an international leader in the hospitality industry, specializing in handling all aspects of hospitality management for the headquarters and meeting facilities of America’s leading corporations. The District General Manager of Meeting Solutions is specific to one of the largest publicly traded companies in North America. They are responsible for the coordination of multiple business disciplines that include event planning, catering services, and audio-visual support to facilitate the execution of over 20,000 events and 27,000 caterings for over 1 million attendees annually, and the maintenance of over 3,000 conference spaces on the company’s campus. Total revenue exceeds $30 million. Our placed candidate also acts as the executive contact for clients and customers.

    Corporate Director of Training and Development

    We were retained by a hotel industry management company, located in the Northwest, with multiple hotel locations. The Corporate Director of Training and Development analyzes and assesses the training and development needs of the company. The job requirements included advanced knowledge and experience with successfully applying learning practices and techniques in the hospitality industry. Our placed candidate is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of effective team leadership and the management of a dynamic training program. Our candidate also has experience in developing facilitator-led training, computer-based training, and Web-based programs.

    Director of Food and Beverage

    Our client is a leading casino property that features over 2,500 slot machines, 10 unique dining options, and an entertainment venue. The Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for overseeing all aspects of food and beverage at the property while providing superior guest services. The expectations for our placed candidate are to maintain a positive work environment while managing the daily activities of the department.

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