Last night, Bridge employees surprised Partners Joe Devine and James Wright with a Crystal Anniversary themed dinner party to celebrate Bridge’s upcoming 15-year work anniversary next month.
Both partners have dedicated themselves to providing a positive work environment for all their employees. Just this month Bridge was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in RI by The Providence Business News for the 5th consecutive year. They have worked hard to create a culture of employee empowerment, which is why their team wanted to take a moment to recognize all that Joe and James have done for Bridge as they celebrate this incredible milestone.
“Bridge is much more than a great place to work and make a living. James and Joe have created a culture of employee empowerment and engagement that isn’t often seen today. They work hard to ensure that we have the tools necessary to achieve personal and professional success” said Scott Deutsch, Regional Director.
The Bridge team was not only very excited to pull off this surprise (they even bought a Snapchat geo-filter, and made a video for the partners to celebrate) but looks forward to working together for another 15 years!
Prior to purchasing Bridge in 2002, James Wright spent thirteen years in the IT staffing industry in Silicon Valley. He was the head of HR and Recruiting at a communications startup in San Francisco, he co-founded a contract IT staffing firm in Menlo Park, and he worked in senior-level roles at Advanced Technology Staffing, a leading contract IT staffing firm in the Bay Area. He currently serves on numerous boards, including BankNewport, The Newport County Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Jamestown Historical Society.
Joe Devine has over thirty years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and information technology. Before joining James Wright as a Partner at Bridge, Joe worked in senior management positions at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Electro Firms, Inc., and Mupac Corporation. He plays an active role in the community by serving on the Board of Directors for the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) and organizing many of Bridge’s outreach activities.