About Us

We’re “People” people.

At Bristol Associates, we believe that people are still at the core of our business. We focus on building lasting, real relationships with client companies and candidates. That’s how Bristol Associates has placed exceptional talent with leading companies for over 50 years.

Our History

Bristol Associates was founded by Jim Sr. and Sandie Bright in 1967 (pictured right). In 1982, Lucy Farber and Jim Bright Jr. became the owners. Now, President Ben Farber represents Bristol Associates’ third generation of family ownership.

Our Leaders

Ben Farber
Ben Farber represents the 3rd generation of proud family ownership of Bristol Associates. He joined the firm in 2003 with his focus in the Casino Gaming Division. As one of the top executive recruiters in the casino industry, he has filled hundreds of executive-level positions across the country.


David Alford
Vice President
David Alford has been in the staffing industry for nearly 20 years and joined Bristol Associates in 2017. He has placed people across a broad spectrum of industries, including Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Restaurant, Hospital & Healthcare, and Nonprofit. He has serviced and managed accounts ranging from small family-run businesses to billion dollar international corporations.


Jessa Farber
Director of Creative Operations
Jessa Farber joined Bristol Associates in 2018 and has over 17 years of experience in the creative industry. She oversees the creative and business operations of Bristol, including marketing, graphics, finance, and administration. Over the course of her career Jessa has worked as a graphic designer, color designer, production artist, and production manager in a wide spectrum of industries.


Contact for Marketing Inquiries

Erika Castro
Marketing Associate
Erika joined Bristol Associates in 2017 in an effort to strengthen her marketing and administrative experience. Erika graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Sociology. In her spare time, she volunteered for a nonprofit organization where she served as their Vice President, Administrative Committee Head, and Mentor.