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 Opens Office in Philadelphia

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has opened a new office in Philadelphia, adding Toya Lawson as partner. Ms. Lawson has 20 years of experience working in retained and contingent search, corporate human resources/talent acquisition and staffing agency recruitment environments. Bridge Partners said that Ms. Lawson’s “clients view her as a trusted advisor, her relationships with candidates are

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 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

Press Releases

Liz Pesch Appointed as Chief Financial Officer, San Francisco Symphony

NEW YORK, NY, November 2019 – Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Pesch as Chief Financial Officer at The San Francisco Symphony (SFS). SFS is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S. The Orchestra is a leading presence among American orchestras at

Cub Barrett Appointed as Senior Vice President, Corkery Group Unlimited

NEW YORK, NY, October 2019 – Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Cub Barrett as Senior Vice President at Corkery Group . Corkery Group Unlimited is a full-service strategic consulting firm specializing in issue-oriented health and medical communications. They are internationally recognized for their work with some of the world’s most influential

Toya Lawson Joins Bridge Partners as Partner in the Philadelphia Office

Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY – October 2019 – Bridge Partners, an executive search firm with unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, global, diverse executives, today announced that Toya Lawson has joined the firm as Partner. She will be based in Bridge Partners’ Philadelphia office. Ms. Lawson has twenty years of experience working

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