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Restaurant Executive Search in Information Technology

Bristol Associates’ Restaurant Division recruits for senior and executive information technology positions in the restaurant industry. Our practice is led by Vice President David Alford.

Featured Clients

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

  • Dinequity
  • Panda Restaurant Group

  • Munchery
  • Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

  • Dominoes’ Pizza
  • Rita’s Italian Ice

  • Caribou Coffee
  • Landry’s

Examples of Completed Searches

Our Restaurant Division placed successful candidates in a variety of key Information Technology positions. Our placements include positions such as Director of IT Finance and Manager of Quality Systems.

Below is a sampling of completed searches.

Director of IT Finance

Our client is a top level quick service restaurant brand. The placed candidate possessed experience working in innovation finance and ecommerce. The responsibilities of the candidate included: management reporting, strategic planning for the company’s global IT expansion through mobile device usage and online ordering, and execution of a more cost effective and efficient financial plan.

Manager of Quality Systems

We assisted our client, a popular restaurant chain in the US, in their search for a Manager of Quality Systems. The chosen candidate was responsible for preparing and analyzing annual budgets, implementing strategic plans for information technologies, and studying company trends to develop quality products and designs.

Qualities of a Great Information Technology Restaurant Executive

With over 50 years of experience placing restaurant  IT executives, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • Ability to deliver integrated enterprise solutions company wide
  • Responsible management of IT budget while performing necessary hardware and software upgrades
  • Skills to maintain positive relationships with staff memebers and vendors
  • Ensure compliance of all IT programs
  • Experience developing, installing and administering new systems

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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