Bridge Partners, LLC


Bridge Partners is an executive search firm with unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, diverse executives.

Our 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.

Our team brings extensive experience and credentials in leadership and senior-level recruitment. Speaking six languages, with experience living on three continents, and having led search assignments in more than 15 countries, we have a deep understanding of the multicultural needs of our clients.

We have built our reputation on maintaining high-quality relationships and consistently achieving superior results in the execution of our assignments.


Hunt Scanlon Newswire Briefings

Bridge Partners Finds Chief Program Officer for Win

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has placed Darlene William as chief program officer of the housing group Win, formerly Women In Need. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke led the search along with partner Janet Albert. Win was seeking an executive with a minimum of 10 years leadership experience in a scaling/high growth non-profit, government or philanthropy,

Women Remain Lacking in the C-Suite

Despite the advances women have made in today’s workplace, they still account for just a small share of top leadership posts. That’s true in politics and government, academia, the non-profit sector and particularly business. Women held only about 10 percent of the top executive positions (defined as chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest

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What to Really Consider When Hiring a Search Firm

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering partnering with an executive search firm. But which ones are the most important? A new report by Mitch Oakley, founder and CEO of search firm Charles Aris, lays out the questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm for your next big assignment. Various studies have underscored

Bridge Partners Places Head of Global Talent at Acumen

Recruitment firm Bridge Partners has placed HR veteran Anna Stillwell as head of global talent at Acumen, a New York City-headquartered non-profit impact investment fund. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke led the search. Ms. Stillwell joined Acumen from the Wikimedia Foundation, where she was a leader in talent and culture. In that role, she played a crucial

Spencer Stuart and Bridge Partners Land New Leader for Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, one of the most high-profile positions in the U.S. Federal Reserve System, has named John C. Williams as its new president and CEO. He replaces William C. Dudley, who is retiring in June. Recruitment firms Spencer Stuart and Bridge Partners led the assignment. Heading the Spencer Stuart team were search consultants John

Press Releases

Mariel Gonzales Appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Facing History and Ourselves.

NEW YORK, NY, July 2018 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Mariel Gonzales as Chief Financial Officer for Facing History and Ourselves. In her new role at Facing History (, Mariel will bring innovative ideas and financial best practices to support the development of a financial strategy and organizational infrastructure required

Two Senior Leaders Appointed to Women In Need (WIN)

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 2018 –  Bridge Partners is excited to share the appointment of two senior executives to the leadership team at Women In Need (Win). Win (, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years by providing safe housing, critical services, and ground-breaking programs to help homeless

Two Program Executives Appointed to Education Team at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

NEW YORK, NY, June 2018 –  Bridge Partners is excited to share the appointment of two executives to the Education team at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation ( is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. Its grantmaking is focused on four programs: Civil

Christina Williams Appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 2018 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Christina Williams as Chief Financial Officer for Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam (TUIV). In her new role at TUIV (, Christina will be responsible for the fiscal stewardship of TUIV’s resources and work closely with the senior management team, Board

Diversity-Inclusion Team Appointed to Charter Communications

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 2018 – Bridge Partners is excited to announce the placement of three executives to the newly- created Diversity Inclusion team at Charter Communications. Bridge Partners was retained in 2017 to help recently appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Rhonda Chrichlow, build her Diversity and Inclusion team. Over the subsequent months