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

6 Proven Ways to Select the Right Search Firm to Win Top Talent

 The right candidate can have a measurable impact on your bottom line. So how can you ensure that you are identifying, interviewing and selecting the absolute best candidates? The goal is to identify a search firm that focuses on being your recruiting partner rather than just fitting you into their process, according to a new

Bridge Partners Finds Chief Talent & Culture Officer for Wikimedia Foundation

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has placed Robyn Arville as the new chief talent and culture officer of Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. “Robyn brings to Wikimedia a passion for building

Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation

Janet Albert and Larry Griffin of Bridge Partners have recruited Javier Soto as the sixth president and CEO for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. The organization’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly stepped down last summer. Former board chair and trustee Virginia Bayless had been serving as interim president. Mr. Soto is the president and CEO of the Miami

Bridge Partners Seeks New Leader for the Denver Foundation

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. Partners Janet Albert and Larry Griffin are leading the assignment. The Denver Foundation hopes to have a new leader in place this summer. The group’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly

Press Releases

Robyn Arville Appointed as Chief Talent & Culture Officer at Wikimedia Foundation

NEW YORK, NY, September 2019 – Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Arville as Chief Talent & Culture Officer at The Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Together, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects are visited by over 1.5 billion unique devices every

Danielle Shoots Appointed as VP & Chief Financial Officer at The Colorado Trust

August 2019 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Danielle Shoots as VP & Chief Financial Officer for The Colorado Trust. The Colorado Trust (The Trust) is a foundation dedicated to achieving health equity – ending inequalities that affect racial, ethnic, low-income and other vulnerable populations, so that everyone can achieve good

Cathy Pope Appointed as President & CEO, Mid-South Food Bank

July 2019 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Cathy Pope as President & CEO for Mid-South Food Bank. The Mid-South Food Bank is guided by a mission to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South. It has an excellent reputation in the communities it serves and is a member of

Debra Sotelo Appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Results For Development

July 2019 – Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Debra Sotelo as Chief Financial Officer at Results for Development (R4D). R4D ( www.r4d.org) is an international nonprofit, founded in 2008, that collaborates with change agents around the world – government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators – to create strong systems

Javier Alberto Soto Appointed as President and CEO, The Denver Foundation

July 2019 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Javier Alberto Soto as President and CEO for The Denver Foundation. The Denver Foundation is one of the largest and most experienced community foundations in the country and is guided by a mission to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen the community.