Anna Stillwell Appointed as Head of Global Talent Acumen

NEW YORK, N.Y., February 2018 – Bridge Partners is excited to share the appointment Anna Stillwell as Head of Global Talent at Acumen.

Acumen ( is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $106 million in 96 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States, while also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world.

Anna joins Acumen from the Wikimedia Foundation, where she was a leader in talent and culture. A passionate defender and champion of the Wikimedia Foundation’s values, she played an essential role in recruiting executives, members of the Endowment Board, and members of the Board of Trustee, as well as helping engineer a successful reorganization of Product and Technology, and leading a cultural turnaround after a difficult leadership transition.

Prior to the Wikimedia Foundation, Anna built strategies and led performance transformations for senior leaders of Fortune 100 companies, sovereign wealth funds, small governments, and startups. In the decade prior, she worked as a psychologist in private practice.

About Bridge Partners

Bridge Partners is an executive search firm with a unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, global, diverse executives. Clients include major corporations, nonprofits, public sector, and entrepreneurial organizations across the US and around the world. What they have in common is a desire to adapt to a changing global market and a commitment to diversifying their leadership teams as a result.

Bridge Partners is a minority-owned retained search firm with offices in New York, Washington DC and Boston. Over nearly 15 years, the firm has developed an international reputation for its diversity-inclusion focus and client-oriented approach to executive search, successfully recruiting leaders for clients that include Edward Jones, Novartis, General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, YMCA, Owens Corning, Acumen, Sodexo, Starbucks, Sullivan & Cromwell, Gallaudet University, TIAA-CREF and USAA.

Tory Clarke
Co-Founder & Partner

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