Our Facilities & Concessions division conducts executive searches for entertainment venues such as assembly halls, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, museums, performing arts centers, retail merchandise concessions and stadiums. Our facilities management recruiters also provide executive search services to food service companies who provide meals for corporate dining suites such as airports and travel plazas, governmental organizations, schools and higher education.

Heading the concession services and assembly management practice is Senior Vice President Kelly Nelson and Vice President Catia Pecoraro.

Bristol Associates recruits for key executive positions within the following areas:

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“I’ve collaborated with Bristol Associates for many years now, and I continue to be impressed by their vast network of talented hospitality industry professionals. Bristol Associates’ consultant Kelly Nelson is a valuable resource that I covet and respect.”

Jay Kudla

Vice President, Ryan Sanders Sports Services

“Bristol Associates has been a pleasure to work with on several Executive Searches. Our consultant Kelly Nelson has been the ultimate professional with a strong sense of industry needs and trends. Not to mention finding my personal perfect fit at Team San Jose. I would highly recommend Bristol for your recruiting needs.”

Ewell Sterner

General Manager of Convention Center Operations, Team San Jose

“Communicative, intuitive, considerate, precise and responsive. These are the first words that come to my mind on my interactions with Kelly. Over the years, Kelly has worked with me on several opportunities and he has been honest in his approach with integrity always at the top of his mind. If you are seeking an opportunity and Kelly calls you, take it seriously.” 

Jay Francis

Current Facilities & Concessions Searches

Division Leaders


Kelly Nelson

Senior Vice President
Kelly Nelson joined Bristol Associates in 1995 with initial responsibility for the firm’s 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.


Catia Pecoraro

Vice President
Catia Pecoraro has over 12 years of executive recruitment experience in the global hospitality industry, specializing in the strategic placement of directors, senior, and C-level executives, as well as culinary leaders within hotels, resorts, casinos, and restaurants around the world.


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