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Food and Beverage Executive Search in Finance

Bristol Associates’ Food & Beverage Manufacturing division is a leader in placing top candidates in finance management and executive positions in food industry jobs nationwide. Our practice recruits for Retail including consumer packaged foods within grocery, club, mass merchandise, drug and specialty channels. In addition, we also specialize in Foodservice and Industrial Ingredients. Our practice is led by Vice President David Alford.


Featured Clients

We have completed searches for a wide array of clients including:

  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Odwalla Juices (Coca-Cola)
  • Ready Pac Produce
  • Monster Beverage Co.
  • POM Wonderful
  • Rich Foods
  • Natural Balance (Big Heart Pet Products)
  • Unilever–Best Foods

Examples of Positions Placed

Our Food and Beverage Division has placed successful candidates in a variety of finance positions including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Plant Controller.

Below is a sampling of positions placed.

Chief Financial Officer

The successful candidate was brought in as a Trusted Advisor to CEO and Board of Directors in Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Financing, and M&A. Their key Performance Indicators included quadrupling of sales and ERP implementation.

Vice President, Finance

The candidate’s repsonsibilities for finance, board reporting, workman’s comp, and insurance, for a fast-growing entrepreneurial frozen ethnic foods company.

Qualities of a Great Finance Executive

With over 50 years of experience placing food and beverage executives, we know what makes a great finance executive. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • The ability to implement and follow rigorous accounting policy
  • Ability to spot trends
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication
  • Ability to pay tremendous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated track record of challenging management decisions, as well as questioning numbers and assumptions
  • Ability to draft reports that are accurate, descriptive, comprehensive and incisive

Division Leader


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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