"Every engagement resulted in significant progress and outcomes achieved. Anyone paying attention understood that we could not have achieved those outcomes without Bridgeport."

− David Waksberg, Executive Director, Jewish Learning Works

"Bridgeport is incredibly organized and always prepared. Meetings and events are productive, engaging - and they start and end on time!"

− Maggie Bayless, Managing Partner, ZingTrain

"Bridgeport's support was invaluable. All campus constituencies commented positively on their contribution to helping us effectively navigate a challenging dialogue and project outcome."

− Rhonda Longworth, Associate Provost and Associate VP for Academic Programming & Services, Eastern Michigan University

''Kerry & Griffin dove in with enthusiasm and helped me scope the project to my budget (and to my aggressive timeline) with precision and speed.'' - Amy Louise Liedel, Senior Director of Guest Operations, The Henry Ford

the Henry FordKerry & Griffin dove in with enthusiasm and helped me scope the project to my budget (and to my aggressive timeline) with precision and speed. They anticipated phases of the project that I may have missed otherwise, and guided the team well despite shifting priorities from our organization… We were extremely pleased with our “finished product” that was delivered on time and on budget. For me personally, they turned a challenging project into a pleasure!

Amy Louise Liedel
Senior Director of Guest Operations, The Henry Ford

''This was an extremely complex implementation and throughout the process, Bridgeport provided extraordinary consultation services and contributed greatly to the overall success of the implementation.'' - Thom Madden, Senior Project Director, Administrative Services Transformation Project, University of Michigan Business and Finance

University of Michigan Shared Services CenterI had the pleasure of working closely with Bridgeport Consulting in my role as Senior Project Director for the implementation of the Administrative Shared Services Center at the University of Michigan. Bridgeport’s role was to ensure that campus Schools, Colleges, and Vice President Units had adequately reorganized and redesigned their business operations to align with the services that were moving from the units to the Shared Services Center. This was done through business process mapping, current and future state assessment, best practices recommendations, and business process re-engineering. This was an extremely complex implementation and throughout the process, Bridgeport provided extraordinary consultation services and contributed greatly to the overall success of the implementation. I would highly recommend our consulting team of Kerry Sheldon, Griffin Reames, and Ryan Waggoner and will look for opportunities to utilize their services in the future.

Thom Madden
Senior Project Director, Administrative Services Transformation Project, University of Michigan Business and Finance

''Working with Bridgeport has truly been game-changing for us. I would use them again in an instant.'' - Michele Frasier Wing, Director, Administration, Finance & Strategic Planning, University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan Law SchoolWorking with Bridgeport has truly been game-changing for us. We had been working on a variety of approaches for change management among a staff that has significant longevity, low morale and felt under-appreciated; a REALLY tough crowd who had seen it all, had manufactured their own ways of getting things done and had no impetus to change. Bridgeport helped us find a strategy for making this group feel heard, appreciated and part of the team. We’ve seen amazing results. We’ve gone from a group of people working independently who insisted we needed to hire more people, to a group that came to us and told us not to hire and that they could, as a team, take on more responsibility when we had two more departures. Griffin and Kerry are smart about people, savvy in their approach, and really just fun to work with. I would use them again in an instant.

Michele Frasier Wing,
Director, Administration, Finance & Strategic Planning, University of Michigan Law School

''Bridgeport excels at managing details, are always prepared, on time and on budget - just what you hope for when hiring a consultant!'' - Carol McCabe, Executive Director, Avalon Housing

Avalon HousingThe Avalon staff and board loved working with Bridgeport on our vision. We really appreciated Kerry’s clear and direct communication style, the depth of her knowledge and her ability to add humor and lighten up even the most difficult conversation. Bridgeport excels at managing details, and are always prepared, on time and on budget – just what you hope for when hiring a consultant!

Carol McCabe,
Executive Director, Avalon Housing

''Bridgeport was great to work with - every meeting felt like a team effort filled with meaningful discussions.'' - Bob Gillett, Executive Director; and Angela Tripp, Managing Attorney, Michigan Legal Help Program, Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Legal Services of South Central Michigan

“We worked with Bridgeport on a data/evaluation project that was new to our organization and totally out of our comfort zone. Kerry was great to work with – every meeting felt like a team effort filled with meaningful discussions, and she helped us design and carry out the project through many modifications and iterations. The final report was so well done that we were invited to present it at numerous national meetings (including at the White House!).”

Bob Gillett, Executive Director, and Angela Tripp, Managing Attorney Michigan Legal Help Program
Legal Services of South Central Michigan

“I have worked with many organizational consultants in my career, which spans human rights advocacy, software development, Fortune 500 business practices and optimization, and now, Jewish education. Without qualification, I can say that Bridgeport has provided the most valued contribution to the work of my organization. Every engagement resulted in significant progress and outcomes achieved.”

David Waksberg

Executive Director, Jewish Learning Works

“Bridgeport has the ability to quickly engage and develop a genuine and trusting relationship with a diverse audience, which is key to any project. My staff was actually disappointed that we finished the project ahead of schedule because we all enjoyed working together so much.”

Eileen Spring

President and CEO, Food Gatherers

''I've worked with Kerry a number of times over the last few years and I can say with total confidence that she is that rare and exceptional consultant who has the ability to apply a soft touch in order to arrive at hard results in record time.'' - Bob Sherman, CEO, Jewish Education Project

The Jewish Education ProjectBridgeport is about as good as it gets at synthesizing disparate data from a wide range of people with different perspectives about a prickly issue or a complex problem. Although very thorough and professional in her approach, Kerry nevertheless facilitated with the kind of warmth and humor that helped us to feel comfortable and safe in our planning and problem solving processes. Not to be overlooked, we always remained right on budget and accomplished our stated goals in the time frame we had allotted to it.

Bob Sherman
CEO, Jewish Education Project

''Griffin is energetic, smart, insightful, thorough and dedicated to finding solutions that work for her clients. Without question, my interactions with Bridgeport have been among the best consulting experiences of my career.'' - Ellen Crissey, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, University of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public HealthWith over twenty years in higher education administration, I have worked with various consulting firms and consultants on numerous projects over time. Without question, my interactions with Bridgeport Consulting have been among the best consulting experiences of my career. Griffin is energetic, smart, insightful, thorough and dedicated to finding solutions that work for her clients. She has great social and interpersonal skills that enable her to make connections with even the most difficult constituents, which is critically important to successful change management. She is someone who can “work in the trenches” just as easily as she can innovate and lead in high-level strategic ways. In my opinion, Bridgeport offers a level of commitment and personalization to the customer that is lacking from many other major consulting firms. They offer the benefits and tools of consulting without losing touch with the culture and ideals of your specific organization.

Ellen Crissey
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, University of Michigan School of Public Health

''This was a new group, in its early stages, and required skill in bringing competing organizations together for a common purpose. Kerry was masterful in engaging partners in meaningful discussions.'' - Ellen Rabinowitz, Public Health Officer and Director of the Washtenaw Health Plan

Washtenaw Health Plan, Washtenaw County GovernmentWe engaged Bridgeport to help us with our work to launch a new safety net health collaborative body, as part of a new coordinated funding process in Washtenaw County. This was a new group, in its early stages, and required skill in bringing competing organizations together for a common purpose. Kerry was masterful in engaging partners in meaningful discussions. She helped frame the big picture questions about collaboration, and also helped manage the details of the project. With Kerry’s help, we were able to produce a needs assessment, and develop a plan for the group’s ongoing work together.

Ellen Rabinowitz
Public Health Officer and Director of the Washtenaw Health Plan, Washtenaw County Government

''Bridgeport provides amazing liaisonship to units in need of top-down organizational transformation.'' - Cathy Seay-Ostrowski, Institute Administrative Manager, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

University of Michigan Office of ResearchBridgeport provides amazing liaisonship to units in need of top-down organizational transformation. Their in-the-trenches coaching and consultancy to those involved in change efforts makes all the difference in fostering sustained engagement, continuous movement toward the goal line, and assuring effective EQ throughout the process!

Cathy Seay-Ostrowski
Institute Administrative Manager, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

''Kerry's ability to quickly grasp and translate complex ideas and processes, engage even the most resistant stakeholders, clarify and convey a vision, and facilitate movement toward that vision are unparalleled.'' - Mary Jo Callan, Director, Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic DevelopmentI’ve worked with dozens of consultants through the years, and haven’t found a single one with the extraordinary set of skills that Kerry brings to every project. Her ability to quickly grasp and translate complex ideas and processes, engage even the most resistant stakeholders, clarify and convey a vision, and facilitate movement toward that vision are unparalleled.

Mary Jo Callan
Director, Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development