Meet the Partners
Joe Devine, Bridge Partner
Joe Devine has over 30 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and information technology. Before purchasing Bridge, Joe held senior management positions at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Electro-Films, Inc., and Mupac Corporation. Joe holds a BSIE and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. Joe is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tech Collective and serves on the Board of Directors for Providence After School Alliance (PASA). Joe is also active with Bridge’s outreach activities including “Promoting the Advancement of Computing Education & Careers” and serves on several academic advisory boards for college and high school computer science programs. Joe lives in Narragansett with his wife and is the father of four daughters and two granddaughters!
James Wright, Bridge Partner
James spent 13 years in the IT staffing industry in Silicon Valley before purchasing Bridge in 2002. He was the head of HR and Recruiting at ThinkLink, a Communications ASP start-up in San Francisco; co-founded a contract IT staffing firm, Encore Technical Staffing in Menlo Park; and worked in senior roles at Advanced Technology Staffing, a leading contract IT staffing firm in the Bay Area. James has been published and quoted extensively on the employment industry, recruiting, and the state of the job market. He has a BA from Vassar College and a Master's from San Francisco State University. He serves on various boards, including BankNewport, The Newport County Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Jamestown Historical Society. James lives in Jamestown with his wife, daughter, and twin boys.
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