The Fastest Growing Firms, 2015: Bridge Partners


Bridge Partners

Rank: #28
Revenue Growth: 121%

Bridge Partners is a contemporary, people-focused, and customer-driven consulting firm with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin. Bridge consultants solve tough problems, accelerate growth, and transform businesses. With experience serving clients from Fortune 50 to start-up, across a wide variety of industries, Bridge Partners’ consultants bring breadth of experience and depth of expertise to work every day.

“We’re consistently recognized for employee satisfaction and the quality of our work,” says Richard Albrecht, CEO of Bridge Partners. “At Bridge Partners, we practice the art and science of business transformation.”

Albrecht says Bridge Partners consultants come from some of the biggest names in business. They could work nearly anywhere they want. They choose Bridge because they want to collaborate with their peers in more meaningful ways and build stronger client relationships. Bridge connects local knowledge with national presence in a uniquely collaborative business model. “We deliver results for companies from Fortune 50 to start-up, from technology and manufacturing to healthcare and transportation,” says Albrecht. “We never force a project into a cookie-cutter methodology. Instead, we work with our clients and each other across teams, functions, and seniority levels to deliver higher impact and better value.”

Albrecht sat down to discuss Bridge Partners’ 121 percent growth rate, which landed the firm at No. 28 on Consulting‘s Fastest Growing Firms list.

Consulting: What were the main factors that contributed to your exceptional growth?

Albrecht: Three key factors were important in Bridge’s growth trajectory over the past three years. One, excellence in client delivery and laser focus client satisfaction; A leadership and sales model that puts authority and autonomy in the hands of our leaders across our offices; A practice strategy based on our core areas of expertise supported by robust go to market plans.

Consulting: How is 2015 shaping up for your firm?

Albrecht: 2015 has been another year of growth for Bridge Partners. We’ll land the year with great growth, great new clients, and successful business nationally.

Consulting: How would you describe your firm’s outlook for 2016? Where do you see the most opportunities?

Albrecht: The outlook for 2016 is very strong. Our opportunities are in geographic expansion across the USA and in continued definition of robust practice go-to-markets.

Consulting: What do you see as the biggest challenges for your firm in 2016?

Albrecht: The biggest challenge is finding more great consulting leadership to take our business to the next level.

Consulting: What does being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms mean to your firm, your employees and your clients?

Albrecht: We’re very proud of the award and honored to be named a Fastest Growing Firm. It is a testament to the great work our people do, the compelling market offerings we take to customers and a leadership model that works for the best and brightest.