28. Bridge Partners Growth Rate: 135% HQ: Seattle
Bridge Partners is a people-focused, customer-driven Seattle-based consulting firm that helps organizations transform their core functional engines to drive growth, adapt to change, and create enterprise value. The firm’s consultants take pride in their unwavering commitment to client service and bring real-world industry experience and deep subject matter expertise to every project, says Partner Rebecca Jones. “Leveraging a unique, small practice delivery model, we deliver better value, build longer-lasting relationships, and create happier clients,” Jones says. “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.” Jones says Bridge Partners never forces 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,” Jones says. With a 135 percent revenue growth and a No. 28 ranking in this year’s Fastest Growing Firms ranking, that approach appears to be working. Jones sat down with Consulting to talk about the firm’s success.
Consulting: What were the main factors that contributed to your firm’s exceptional growth?
Jones: Three main factors contributed to our growth this past year. First, our unwavering focus to develop smart and practical solutions that help our clients achieve results. Secondly, our trust in the Bridge Partners team to drive the business forward by enabling leadership at every level. And lastly, our ability to embrace and implement agile principles to evolve and refine our company’s GTM strategy.
Consulting: How is this year shaping up for your firm?
Jones: Bridge Partners is on track to achieve incredible growth this year. As we build for the future, we are fortunate to have a team aligned and focused on the core areas to build an even stronger company than we have today.
Consulting: How would you describe your firm’s outlook for 2017? Where do you see the most opportunities?
Jones: From a client perspective, there is great opportunity and optimism to engage in new and evolving business models to support customer needs. There is also a growing client need to evaluate their internal structures and processes so they can be more successful in building and sustaining their brand in the digital economy.
Consulting: What would you say are your firm’s biggest challenges in 2017?
Jones: Bridge Partners is focused on enriching the experiences we share with our consultants and our clients—which is really what we are known for. As we continue to expand into new markets, maintaining and expanding these collaborative, customer-driven relationships will be a critical component of our success.
Consulting: What does being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms mean to your firm, your employees and your clients?
Jones: It’s an honor to be recognized again this year. Our team’s commitment to client success is a distinguishing element of our brand and represents our commitment to the long-term vision.