The Bridgespan Group at a Glance


  • "Commitment to social impact."
  • "Meaningful work, incredible colleagues, dedicated senior management."
  • "The people and the amazing clients we get to serve."


  • "Reputation doesn't always translate outside social sector."
  • "Hard work for lower compensation, harder to enter the private sector afterwards."
  • "Still challenges of work-life balance."

The Buzz

  • "Best non-profit firm."
  • "Social impact!"
  • "Very prestigious for those who want non-profit work."

About The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a global consulting firm that serves nonprofit organizations, NGOs and philanthropy by collaborating with mission driven leaders to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. The firm's services include consulting to nonprofits and philanthropists, leadership development support, and developing and sharing insights. 

The aim of all that work: to tackle some of the toughest problems facing society today, including breaking the cycles of poverty-an approach to the social sector that has been the subject of two case studies by Harvard Business School. 

Backed by Bain

The firm was incubated by Bain & Co.--one of the consulting industry's bold-face names--in 1999 with over a $1 million grant, with co-founder Tom Tierney stepping down from his role as Worldwide Managing Director at Bain at the same time to get the firm off the ground. Current Bain Managing Director Bob Bechek serves on the Bridgespan Group's advisory board, and Bain consultants can opt for a six to twelve month rotation at the firm. 

Today, the Bridgespan Group is led by Jeffrey L. Bradach, who also co-founded the firm. A former Harvard Business School professor--he left his post upon starting the firm-Bradach is also a former Bain alumnus, and is widely regarded as a thought leader in world of nonprofit strategy, social sector leadership and philanthropy. He has been named to the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top50 for the last four years in a row. In addition to regular speaking engagements, he also blogs at



The NonProfit Times 2017 Power and Influence Top 50

Co-founder Jeffrey L. Bradach was chosen for the fourth year in a row as one of the top 50 leaders in the nonprofit sector who have "distinguished themselves as initiators of concepts that will have legs and are already having impact." 

Denver Frederick, The Business of Giving podcast: Better than most

Radio personality Denver Frederick interviews Bridgespan staff to understand the exceptional aspects of Bridgespan culture. 

Why work at the Bridgespan Group? Consultants explain why working at The Bridgespan Group is rewarding on video. 


Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work - 2016

Bridgespan is honored to be included in the 2016 list of Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign. 


The Bridgespan Group Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Bridgespan celebrates 15 years of serving mission-driven leaders and organizations.  

September 2015

Bridgespan Group Announces Launch of India Office

Cites India as "Crucible for Next Wave of Global Solutions.

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The Bridgespan Group

2 Copley Place
7th Floor, Suite 3700B
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 572-2833
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  • Employer Type: Private Non Profit
  • Managing Partner and Co-founder: Jeffrey L. Bradach
  • World Wide Managing Director, Bain & Co.: Bob Bechek
  • 2017 Employees: 252

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Children, Youth, & Families
    Global Development
    Public Health

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA
    New York, NY
    San Francisco, CA

    Mumbai, India