Seattle-based Bridge Part- ners is a people-focused, customer-driven consulting firm that helps organizations transform to drive
growth, adapt to change, and
create enterprise value. Bridge
Partners' consultants come
from some of the biggest names
in business. They could work
nearly anywhere they want,
but they choose Bridge because
they want to collaborate with
their peers in more meaningful
ways and build stronger client
relationships, says Richard Albrecht, CEO. “Our 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 Albrecht. “Through a
unique, cross-functional practice model, Bridge Partners delivers better value, builds lon-ger-lasting relationships, and
creates happier clients.” Albrecht sat down with
Consulting to discuss the firm’s financial performance. “We’re honored to be a part of this group
of exceptional firms,” he says.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth over the
last three years?
Albrecht: At Bridge Partners we
have a simple formula: Deliver
measurable results for our clients
and great experiences for our people. Our commitment to building a
people-focused and customer-driven firm helps us build long-term
relationships with the best customers and the best talent.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Albrecht: This has been another
year of growth and change, with all
that entails. We’ve had great successes and also some of the failures
that are part of the growth cycle.
The growing pains of 2018 have
been learning opportunities—and
that makes us stronger.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2019? Where do you see the most
Albrecht: Our 2019 outlook is positive. I see great potential in some
of our largest accounts, where we
have real opportunities to expand
Consulting: What would you say
are your firm’s biggest challenges
Albrecht: We see challenges in
two areas: 1. Scaling and building
unique delivery models to serve
our largest customers’ increasing-
ly complex needs. 2. Profession-
alizing our internal operations as
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s Fastest
Growing Firms this year mean to
your firm, your employees and
Albrecht: Being a Fastest Growing Firm this year is meaningful
to us at Bridge Partners because
it means that the work we’re doing has value for our customers.
At the end of the day, our firm
is about customer value, and our
sustained growth is indicative of
that long-term value equation.
Growth means opportunity for
our people and that is how we
build the firm of the future.
*REVENUE GROWTH: 83% HQ: SEATTLE