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 Recruits CEO for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City

New York City-based Bridge Partners has placed Derrick Griggs and the new CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC). Partner Toya Lawson led the assignment along with co-founder and partner Tory Clarke. “We are pleased to successfully recruit a seasoned leader such as Mr. Griggs to lead NHSNYC,” said David S. Bagatelle, board president.

Bridge Partners Seeks CFO for Accion Opportunity Fund

New York City-based Bridge Partners has been enlisted to find an EVP and chief financial officer for Accion Opportunity Fund in the San Francisco Bay area. The non-profit organization spearheads the development of a national microlending strategy to meet the credit needs of small businesses. Bridge Partners’ founders Tory Clarke and Larry Griffin are leading

Metropolitan Museum of Art Taps Bridge Partners for Chief Diversity Officer 

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at museums across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of art institutions nationwide. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities beyond that of most administrators.

Bridge Partners Opens Chicago Office with New Partner

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has opened a new office in Chicago and named Ryan Whitacre as a partner. Mr. Whitacre is a strategic advisor and talent spotter to hiring managers, boards of directors and search committees for leadership roles including board, C-suite and function heads across sector and industry. He is dedicated to identifying and recruiting

Press Releases

Paul Hodgdon Appointed General Counsel at Northpond Ventures

(October 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Hodgdon as General Counsel at Northpond Ventures Northpond Ventures is a leading global venture capital firm dedicated to empowering the science- driven solutions that will drive humanity forward. Northpond has offices in Bethesda, Maryland– an emerging technology and science hub right outside Washington,

Hannah Wheatley Appointed as Associate Director Business Development Europe at Acumen

(September 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah Wheatley as Associate Director Business Development Europe, 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

General Counsel and Board Director Appointed at Democracy Works

(September 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Luis Lozada as General Counsel, and Namita Khasat as a Board Director, at Democracy Works. Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the status quo, with a mission to improve civic participation across all elections by building technology for voters and

Derrick Griggs Appointed CEO at Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City

(September 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Derrick Griggs as Chief Executive Officer at Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC). NHSNYC is a federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a housing counseling agency certified by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and a chartered member of

Marlowe Foster Appointed as SVP Development & Business Strategy at Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

(August 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlowe Foster as SVP of Development & Business Strategy at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (the Food Bank) is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger