About Us

Bridge Partners is an executive search firm with unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, diverse executives.

Their clients include major corporations, non-profits, 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 diversify their leadership teams in order to reflect their employee base, as well as the constituents they serve.

Bridge Partners was founded in 2003 by partners who previously worked together at a major international search firm, where they ran the Diversity & Inclusion practice.

Diversity-inclusion-equity is not an “initiative” for them. It is what they do. Their team reflects a commitment to driving diversity in all its forms, embedding this core value in every aspect of our culture and practice.

As a minority-owned firm, they have grown their business based on the knowledge that a diverse leadership team is critical to their clients – not just to reflect employee base, clients and constituents served, but also to encourage innovation and progressive decision-making.

They have a proven track record of building effective leadership teams by:

  • Providing a higher level of service, embedding diversity and inclusion into every aspect of their client work
  • Raising the degree of expectation regarding inclusion in their candidate slates
  • Partnering with clients to ensure they gain access to the very best executives in the marketplace, remaining focused on ability as the top priority, regardless of race, gender, or any other defining characteristics

ACHIEVEMENTS

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At Bridge Partners, they believe clients are best-served by a consultative, client-driven process, with the attention of two Partners on every search. They develop custom search solutions, tailored for  clients’ strategy, needs and culture.

The firm engages in a limited number of partnerships on a relationship-driven, long-term basis, thus enabling us to gain a thorough understanding of the client’s organizational culture and ensuring the optimal candidate “fit”.

Through a combination of their team’s unique, varied backgrounds and extensive networks, the firm maximizes coverage of today’s marketplace and can swiftly locate, engage and assess true value executives.

Solutions And Expertise

Bridge Partners is an executive search firm with unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, diverse executives.

Their clients include major corporations, non-profits, 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 diversify their leadership teams in order to reflect their employee base, as well as the constituents they serve.

Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Faith Based
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

Bridge Partners Finds New CEO for BlueLabs

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has placed Thomas Gensemer as the new CEO of BlueLabs Analytics, a data science and technology company in Washington, D.C. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke led the search along with partner Debbie Tang. “It was such a pleasure to partner with the BlueLabs team – they are a fantastic organization, doing great

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Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Now that they’re on the brink of entering the job market, older workers are wondering how these ‘digital natives’ will impact the

Wikimedia Foundation Retains Bridge Partners to Find Talent and Culture Chief

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, has tapped Bridge Partners to find a chief of talent and culture. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. “This is one of the highlights of 2018 both for me and my

Bridge Partners Finds Chief Program Officer for Win

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has placed Darlene William as chief program officer of the housing group Win, formerly Women In Need. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke led the search along with partner Janet Albert. Win was seeking an executive with a minimum of 10 years leadership experience in a scaling/high growth non-profit, government or philanthropy,

Press Releases

Daniel Anthony Appointed as VP Communications & Public Affairs, Global Communities

NEW YORK, NY, January 2019 – Bridge Partners is excited to share the appointment of Daniel Anthony as VP Communications & Public Affairs at Global Communities. Global Communities ( www.globalcommunities.org ) is an international nonprofit organization with programs in more than 25 countries. In his new role, Daniel will oversee external and internal communications as

Two Business Development Leaders Appointed to Acumen

NEW YORK, NY, January 2019 – Bridge Partners is excited to share the appointment of two business development/fundraising leaders at Acumen. Acumen ( www.acumen.org) 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

Sangita Sigdyal Appointed as Managing Director at FairVote.

NEW YORK, NY, January 2019 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Sangita Sigdyal as Managing Director at FairVote. FairVote is a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans. As the new Managing Director, Sangita will advance

Thomas Gensemer Appointed as Chief Executive Officer at BlueLabs

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2019 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Thomas Gensemer as Chief Executive Officer at BlueLabs. BlueLabs is a leading data science and technology company. With origins in the 2012 Obama For America campaign, the organization has helped over 400 clients solve their strategic and marketing challenges through data, predictive

Tamer El-Raghy Appointed as Managing Director, Acumen Capital Partners

NEW YORK, NY, December 2018 – Bridge Partners is excited to share the appointment of Tamer El-Raghy as Managing Director at Acumen Capital Partners. Acumen ( www.acumen.org) 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. Tamer will lead

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