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 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

Bridge Partners Fills Board Positions for the Congressional Hunger Center

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners placed Gerri Mason Hall and Alfonso Martinez as new member of the board

Press Releases

Mellissia Zanjani Appointed as Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Executive Director for the College Foundation oat Community College of Philadelphia

(June 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Mellissia Zanjani as Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Executive Director of the College Foundation at Community College of Philadelphia. Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is an open admission, associate’s degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. As

Shaneka Louise Davis Appointed as Associate General Counsel at UMASS Memorial Health Care

(June 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaneka Louise Davis as Associate General Counsel at UMass Memorial Health Care. UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts and committed to improving the health of the people of the diverse communities of Central New England through culturally

Vaughn Iskanian Appointed as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at B.F. Saul Company

(June 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Vaughn Iskanian as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at B.F. Saul Company. Founded in 1892, B. F. Saul Company is one of the most successful privately-owned real estate companies in the United States. One of B. F. Saul Company’s affiliates, Saul Centers, Inc.,

Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman Appointed as President of New Media Ventures

(March 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman as President of New Media Ventures (NMV). New Media Ventures (NMV) is a mission-driven fund and angel network that invests in entrepreneurs and activists wrestling with the biggest challenges facing our democracy – companies and organizations that are telling new stories, building

Bridge Partners Announces Appointment of Shawn Mood as Chief Human Capital Officer at TechnoServe

January 2020 – Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Mood as Chief Human Capital Officer at TechnoServe. TechnoServe was founded in 1968 and today works with enterprising men and women across 29 countries in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. As Chief Human Capital Officer, Shawn will