How We Work With You

​We partner with businesses to drive performance, accountability and execution for early change adoption, by providing integrated teams, a forward focused data lens, a suite of proprietary diagnostics, and standalone solutions.

We take a different approach because it is all about you, not us.  We provide 100% dedicated teams, combining subject matter expertise across multiple industry sectors (Gurus) with project management, implementation and executional excellence (Ninjas).  We get to simple first and help you succeed through innovation, excellence, service and a love of our customers and people.  Our customers are our obsession.

We do the right thing no matter what by living honestly and focusing on serving others.  We want to provide you with a balanced, realistic and resourceful approach and will execute like crazy to exceed your expectations.  We ask you to provide feedback on a regular basis so we can enhance our offerings to best support you.

FirstPerform Mission

FirstPerform exists for its customers with a shared goal of creating value, achieving accelerated growth and building a sustainable foundation.  We build relationships based on values and we live life through the windshield not the rear-view mirror.  We have positive competitive energy with a profound belief that nothing should get in the way of possibility.

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FirstPerform exists for its customers with a shared goal of creating value, achieving accelerated growth and building a sustainable foundation.

Solutions and Expertise

FirstPerform exists for you, our customers.  Using proven, data driven methodologies we help you build and accelerate growth in your business.  If you want to remain best in class or your business is acquiring, integrating, divesting, experiencing a turnaround or needs a strategic reboot, we’re here to help you achieve results.  Our value proposition will drive performance, accountability and execution in your business and minimize waste and disruption.  Learn more by contacting us today!
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News Briefings

Changing the World, One HR Leader at a Time

Since civil rights activist Cezar Chavez came to speak to her second-grade class about the plight of the farm workers, Valerie Frederickson has worked to help others improve their lives and in the process make for a better world. As the teenage daughter of parents devoted to desegregation and diversity, she spent her summers volunteering

Academic Search Tapped by Coppin State University to Find Eighth President

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. Recently, education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search was selected by Coppin State University in

Wilton & Bain Expands Professional and Technology Services Practice

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has expanded with the addition of Jonathan Guest as a partner in its professional and technology services practice. “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team,” said David Heron, CEO of The Wilton & Bain Group. “He is someone we have known for some time, and we are thrilled that he has

Harris Rand Lusk Recruits CEO for Stupid Cancer

New York City-based executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk has placed Alison Silberman as the new CEO of Stupid Cancer, a non-profit that serves young adults with cancer. Matthew Zachary, the cancer group’s founder and CEO for 12 years, recently transitioned out of the role. Managing partner and CEO Jack Lusk led the assignment, along with Elly

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

Wilton & Bain secures Jonathan Guest as a Partner in our Professional & Technology Services Practice.

“It’s a pleasure to be joining Wilton & Bain in their London office to support the growth of their already market leading Professional and Technology Services practice. Wilton & Bain has continued to build upon its outstanding track record and brand recognition across Europe, as well as globally, since its establishment over a decade ago,

dentalcorp Retains Hanold Associates for Chief People Officer Search

Evanston, IL, September 10, 2019 – dentalcorp has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief People Officer search. Jason Hanold, Mayank Parikh, Sonia Nagra and Lisa Butkus lead the search for this position based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2011, dentalcorp is the largest Canadian dental services organization and one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. The company is focused on acquiring and partnering

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