Our Leadership Team

Bridgepoint’s leadership team consists of many Big Four alums and industry experts, with deep expertise and a passion for client success. While each of these professionals bring unique experience and energy to the table, they work especially well as a team. Our firm’s number one goal is to add value to clients, and our leaders drive this core value in every area of our business.

Principals

Bob Smith Principal
Michael Johnson Principal
Bill Patterson Principal
Vince Trevino Principal
Manuel Azuara Principal
Monica Gill Principal

Management Team

Kristi Kershaw  |  Director, Professional Search

As Director of Professional Search at Bridgepoint, Kristi leads the overall strategy and operation for the Professional Search practice. Kristi has 15 years of progressive experience in professional accounting and finance roles, including Big 4 public accounting as well as private and publicly-traded companies. In 2007, Kristi transitioned into an Executive Recruiter 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 (CPA).

kkershaw@bridgepointconsulting.com

Sam Wood III  |  Director, Technology Consulting

Sam is responsible for leading strategic efforts to support Bridgepoint clients in a broad range of IT transformation initiatives, including IT planning, systems integration and cyber security. With more than two decades of experience, Wood has broad corporate experience providing IT strategy and execution to companies that are experiencing rapid organizational change. His background also includes comprehensive IT governance, business-to-business integrations, and process improvement including leveraging the ITIL, COBIT and other best practice frameworks. Wood earned two degrees from the University of Texas including a NASA-funded Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Science.

swood2@bridgepointconsulting.com

David Roe  |  Managing Director, Risk Services

David has over 25 years of experience in internal audit, accounting management, and corporate governance/compliance. Prior to joining Bridgepoint Consulting, David was an Executive Director in Ernst & Young’s advisory practice serving clients across various industries and ranging from public multinational Fortune 100 to private emerging companies. He led projects covering Internal Audit implementation through outsourcing; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; risk management; and business process/control improvement. David also served as Controller for a manufacturer/distribution company and internal auditor for a large defense contractor.

David leverages his expertise in understanding business issues, people management and technical skills to help companies achieve sustainable risk management and compliance solutions. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oklahoma Christian University, is a Certified Public Accountant* in the state of Texas and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Dawn Ragan  |  Managing Director, Turnaround & Restructuring

Dawn Ragan has 20 years of experience in financial services and turnaround management. She is skilled in quickly assessing complex situations, developing effective operational and financial restructuring solutions, and managing multiple constituencies. She has experience in a number of industries, such as: Construction, Consumer Products, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality and Timeshare, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail and Technology. Dawn’s  engagements have included assets and operations in China, Japan, Europe, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and the United States. She has served in a variety of interim management positions including CFO, COO and Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO), and has provided expert witness testimony.

Previously, Dawn was a principal of a national advisory firm. She was also a senior manager and a member of the restructuring practice of a Big Four accounting firm and vice president of a Wall Street investment bank. Dawn  holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Regis University, and an executive MBA from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and Texas Wall Street Women.

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Gina Budd  |  Managing Director, Marketing

Gina brings more than 20 years of in-depth experience in marketing and public relations to Bridgepoint Consulting. She has provided numerous companies with marketing and communications strategies, including small businesses, large healthcare organizations and publicly traded companies. Her past experience includes  managing the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program,  leading accounts at SicolaMartin and directing marketing  and branding  efforts for several start-up companies in Austin. Gina graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University.

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Jeff Hiddemen  |  Managing Director, NetSuite Consulting

Jeff is a dedicated and passionate team member who loves working with others and helping clients solve complex business challenges through the use of technology and better business processes. As Bridgepoint’s NetSuite practice lead, Jeff is focused on empowering the firm’s team of NetSuite Consultants with the tools, expertise, best practices and training to ensure all clients receive best-in-class services and solutions. With nearly five year of end-to-end NetSuite implementation and integration consulting experience, Jeff has deployed ERP, CRM and eCommerce strategies for clients ranging from enterprise Fortune 100 to startups.

His industry experience spans Manufacturing, Financial Services, Energy, Retail, Government, Software, Human Resource Management, Wholesale/Distribution and Sports/Entertainment. With 10 years of professional experience prior to joining Bridgepoint, Jeff obtained expertise in accounting, financial analysis, strategy, operations, and product management.  He earned his MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

jhiddemen@bridgepointconsulting.com

Karen Mellon  |  Director, Finance

Karen Mellon brings more than 20 years of senior financial and operations experience in the private and public sectors to Bridgepoint Consulting. Throughout her career, she has worked  with growth companies in various industries. Her specialties include financial management and reporting, cash flow forecasting, revenue recognition, multi-national operations, growth initiatives, and staff development.

As Director of Finance, Mellon will spearhead Bridgepoint’s internal accounting operations and infrastructure, including financial reporting, accounting system implementation, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets.  Prior to joining Bridgepoint, she held several executive roles with growth companies, where she managed million dollar budgets and led finance, accounting and human resources departments.  Mellon earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Business Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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