Bridget Papanicholas


As Managing Director, Bridget’s leadership and strategic thinking have propelled TRANSEARCH Chicago to new heights, establishing it as a prominent player in the executive search industry. Bridget’s extensive network and deep understanding of various industries enable her to identify the perfect fit between organizations and executives, ensuring long-term success and growth. She fosters a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone’s expertise is valued, leading to a collective pursuit of excellence. TRANSEARCH Chicago is a team of talented search consultants and researchers who share her dedication to delivering exceptional results.

Bridget’s reputation for excellence extends beyond her professional achievements. She is known for her integrity, empathy, and commitment to building strong relationships with both clients and candidates. Her approach goes beyond matching skills and qualifications; she seeks to understand the cultural nuances and values of organizations to ensure a seamless integration of leaders into their new roles.

Armed with a proven track record and expertise in the Orxestra™ Method, Bridget designs and delivers customized Culture and Leadership programs for large and small organizations. She is certified in the Hogan method of personality assessment and has a passion for guiding her clients through exercises that improve their teams’ effectiveness with Attraction, Retention, and Alignment Workshops.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Bridget is actively involved in various industry associations and community initiatives. She believes in giving back and uses her knowledge and experience to contribute to the development of aspiring leaders. When not leading culture, team and leadership development projects across North America and beyond, Bridget can be found spending time with family or puttering around her garden back at home near Chicago. She is an active supporter of local live arts and music events.

Life holds endless possibilities, Bridget’s unwavering curiosity and open mind allow her to discover hidden gems in every corner of life.



  • Superhuman attention to detail
  • Master of the Orxestra™ Method
  • Hogan Assessment guru
  • Renew Journey Guide
  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Cleantech and Renewable Power
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Life Sciences
1953 N Clybourn Ave
STE R-149
Chicago, IL 60614
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