The Bridgespan Group Announces Paul Carttar to Join Its New York Office

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Former SIF director returns to organization he co-founded as partner leading client work

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Paul’s presence will be invaluable as we seek to increase Bridgespan’s impact by helping social sector leaders achieve real and lasting social change.

The Bridgespan Group has announced that Paul Carttar, former director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) and a recognized leader in the fields of social innovation and nonprofit management, will be returning to Bridgespan as a senior partner in the organization’s New York City office.

According to Jeff Bradach, managing partner and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, “We are thrilled that Paul will be rejoining us. He brings 30 years of extraordinary experiences and capabilities across the public, private and nonprofit sectors that will enable us to advance our mission even more powerfully. An original Bridgespan Co-founder, Paul provided thought leadership and many ideas that continue to animate our work today and that contributed greatly to building Bridgespan’s reputation for impact and excellence.”

Until stepping down in September 2012, Carttar served as the first director of the Social Innovation Fund, an initiative of the U.S. government. Prior to that, he was an executive partner with New Profit, Inc. and a senior advisor with the Monitor Group. Over the course of his career, Carttar served as the executive chancellor for External Affairs at the University of Kansas, COO for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and as special assistant to Ambassador Arthur F. Burns, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, West Germany. Prior to co-founding The Bridgespan Group, Carttar worked with Bain & Company, which incubated Bridgespan. He has also held executive positions in two private, venture capital-funded companies.

Said Bradach, “Paul’s presence will be invaluable as we seek to increase Bridgespan’s impact by helping social sector leaders achieve real and lasting social change.”

About The Bridgespan Group
The Bridgespan Group ( is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. We collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness and accelerate learning. We work on issues related to society’s most important challenges in three primary areas: pathways to opportunity for disadvantaged populations, environmental sustainability, and civic engagement. Our services include strategy consulting, executive search, and leadership development, philanthropy advising, and developing and sharing practical insights.

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