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 Team

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Ben Farber

President
Ben Farber joined Bristol Associates 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.

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Kelly Nelson

Senior Vice President
Kelly Nelson joined Bristol Associates in 1995 with initial responsibility for our long standing Hotel Industry Practice. Kelly currently specializes in executive search within the Hospitality industry, including Hotels & Resorts, Travel & Tourism, Theme Park & Attractions, and Facilities & Concessions.

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David Alford

Vice President
David Alford has been in the staffing industry for 18 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.

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Erika Castro

Marketing Associate

Erika Castro joined Bristol Associates in an effort to strengthen her administrative and marketing experience in a positive work environment. Erika graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Sociology.

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