Bridget Papanicholas


As head of the project delivery team, Bridget Papanicholas leads a team of senior recruiters and researchers as she oversees all the TRANSEARCH Chicago searches. She partners directly with executives to provide terrific insight on candidates and outstanding service during the interview and on-boarding process. Her passion for process and consistency has been instrumental in streamlining and improving our search process and project timelines.

Executing projects throughout North America and beyond, Bridget has managed projects at the CXO, President, Managing Director, Vice President, and Director, levels. Bridget has done much of her work in the following sectors: Engineering (civil and electrical), Construction, Finance, Renewable Energy (manufacturing and development), Real Estate, Non-Profit, and Health Care.

Bridget is an expert in the Orxestra Method and uses the tools to help her clients hire the best candidates, not merely the “right candidate.” Bridget leads Culture Workups and “Why Do You Stay” employee engagement projects to help her clients assess the company or division culture.

Bridget is certified in the Hogan method of personality assessment and partners with clients who are seeking to improve the effectiveness and functionality of their teams. She lives in a suburb of Chicago and enjoys spending time with her family, puttering in her garden, and attending live arts and music events. Bridget attended John Carroll University.



  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Cleantech and Renewable Power
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Life Sciences
1658 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite B-337
Chicago, IL 60647