Sales and Marketing Specialists for Restaurant and Foodservice

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Restaurant and Foodservice practice recruits within the Sales and Marketing segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key sales and marketing functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Experienced in the development, management, and communication of brand strategies and tactics
  • Anticipates changing customer needs and demands
  • Consistent performance increasing market share and exceeding revenue goals
  • Manages outside advertising agencies, maintains budgets, and achieves timely results
  • Success in developing and executing promotional, public relations, loyalty, digital marketing, and partnership programs
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of how to use data analytics to improve ROI

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Restaurant and Foodservice Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“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)

“I highly recommend Bristol Associates recruiting services to elevate your career! The recruiters possess a people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job description. With their constant encouragement and guidance throughout the process I was able to land my dream job!”

Betty Hui

Sr. Purchasing Manager, Panda Restaurant Group

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 Restaurant and Foodservice Sales and Marketing Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Chief Marketing Officer

Our client is a large, publicly traded, full service restaurant company. As the Chief Marketing Officer, our placed candidate is in charge of leading all strategic company-wide marketing efforts.

Director of Sales and Marketing

We successfully placed the Director of Sales and Marketing for a growing restaurant company. Our placed candidate plans and implements sales and marketing programs that are targeted toward existing and new markets.

Director of Advertising

We completed the Director of Advertising search for a multi-unit QSR (quick service restaurant) company. Our placed candidate is responsible for directing and overseeing the company’s advertising and promotional campaigns.

We Can Fill Your Sales and Marketing Roles in the Restaurant and Foodservice Industry

  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Corporate Vice President of Marketing
  • Corporate Vice President of Sales
  • Director of Advertising
  • Director of Field Marketing
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Regional Director of Sales
  • Regional Vice President of Sales
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing
  • Senior Vice President of Sales
  • Vice President of Brand Strategy and Marketing
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Vice President of Marketing
  • Vice President of Sales