Bridgepoint Consulting is proud to have a seasoned recruiting team that has built a reputation of treating clients and candidates with honesty, respect and integrity. From C-level to experienced staff level positions, our recruiters place professionals in accounting, finance, tax, audit, HR and IT roles for an extensive list of outstanding companies. Armed with extensive knowledge of market trends and candidate resources, our team is able to source positions and candidates not found elsewhere.
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Bridgepoint Recruiting Team
Liz Harder, Principal
As a principal at Bridgepoint Consulting, Liz leads the overall strategy and operations for the firm's recruiting practice. She is also the leader B360 Solutions, a temporary staffing firm that is a strategic partner of Bridgepoint. Before founding Harder Consulting, Inc. in 1998, Liz worked for KPMG as a Sr. Auditor and held financial management positions for companies in the retail & distribution and financial services industries. Liz is the Past President of the Capital City Association of Personnel Consultants and Secretary of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants. She is also the Past President of the Austin Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA) and the American Association of Finance & Accounting (AAFA). Liz received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and a Certified Public Accountant* (CPA).
Stephanie Scanlan, Manager, Retained & Contingency Executive Search
As Manager of Retained & Contingency Executive Search, Stephanie focuses on placing finance & accounting professionals ranging from CFO to experienced staff-level, across all industries in the Houston, TX area.
With more than fourteen years of client management and candidate recruiting experience, Stephanie has extensive expertise in consulting with client companies and qualified finance and accounting professionals to facilitate successful matches. She has managed and closed searches for clients ranging from emerging middle market, private equity, venture capital, start-ups and Fortune 500.
Cindy Bowden, Executive Recruiter
Cindy Bowden is an executive recruiter that sources and places professional candidates for Bridgepoint Consulting’s clients. She develops and manages relationships with a broad range of accounting and IT professionals to facilitate the best matches between her candidates and Bridgepoint clients. Cindy holds the CTS designation and worked with Harder Consulting for 13 years prior to its merger with Bridgepoint Consulting in 2013. Prior to her current role, Cindy also worked as a manager for Marshall’s for seven years.
Kristi Kershaw, Director of Professional Search
As Director of Professional Search at Bridgepoint, Kristi is responsible for client acquisition and management as well as identifying candidates for successful placement with Bridgepoint clients. She also serves as a leader and mentor to the Bridgepoint recruiting team.
Kristi has 15 years of progressive experience in professional accounting and finance roles, including Big Four public accounting as well as private and publicly-traded companies. In 2007, Kristi transitioned into a recruiting role for a leading executive search firm. Most recently, she led the talent acquisition efforts for a publicly traded global medical device manufacturer. Kristi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University, and she is a Certified Public Accountant.
Carrie Guillory, Internal Recruiter
As internal recruiter, Carrie works with finance and IT candidates seeking positions as professional consultants at Bridgepoint. Working hand-in-hand with Bridgepoint’s Client Services department, her goal is to create successful career matches between candidates and Bridgepoint based on mutual needs. Prior to Bridgepoint, Carrie worked in recruiting and banking roles with both Bank of America and Amegy Bank. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of North Texas.
Lauren Fritsch, Recruiting Coordinator
As Recruiting Coordinator, Lauren supports the recruiting team with sourcing candidates and managing day-to-day operations. Prior to Bridgepoint, she worked in the field of research and as a Teaching Assistant during graduate school. Lauren earned a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Angelo State University.