Bridgepoint Consulting Merges with Harder Consulting

BPC Press Release

Bridgepoint Consulting is pleased to announce the completed merger with Harder Consulting, an Austin-based recruiting firm specializing in accounting, finance, banking and human resources. The transaction was fueled by Bridgepoint’s business strategy to further expand their existing direct hire recruiting practice to serve the growing need for this service.

As a result of the combination, Liz Harder, recruiting industry veteran and owner of Harder Consulting, became an equity partner at Bridgepoint.  Harder will lead the overall strategy and operations for the firm’s combined recruiting practice as well as a separate temporary staffing division of Harder Consulting, which will be rebranded and operate separately as B360 Solutions. Three additional recruiters and 15 consultants from Harder Consulting have also joined the combined group.

“We’re excited about blending Harder’s knowledge and expertise in the recruiting arena with Bridgepoint’s broader suite of services,” said Bob Smith, Principal at Bridgepoint Consulting. “We have known Liz professionally for many years and truly respect her and the business she has created. We believe she will be a great addition to our team.”

In addition to Recruiting, Bridgepoint’s other practice areas include CFO Services, Financial Operations, IT Consulting, GRC (Goverance, Risk Management & Compliance) and Business Turnaround & Restructuring Services. Prior to the merger, Bridgepoint had 95 employees. With the addition of Harder Consulting recruiters and consultants, the headcount has reached 110 employees.

“I seized a great opportunity to align our core competencies with a highly reputable consulting firm like Bridgepoint,” said Liz Harder, owner of Harder Consulting. “This was a strategic opportunity for both of us to combine our complementary resources to strengthen our practices.”

Bridgepoint attributes their expansion efforts to increased activity in the market that drives the need for their professional services combined with a team of outstanding team of consultants who are assisting their clients.

“When our clients are active and growing, that’s when they need us the most,” said Smith. “Our team of quality professionals and their ability to deliver excellent client service enabled us to serve more than 200 clients in 2012 alone.”

Bridgepoint’s long-term plan is to continue to methodically grow and scale to meet the needs of clients throughout Texas with emphasis on Austin, Dallas and Houston.

About Bridgepoint Consulting: Bridgepoint Consulting is a leading Texas-based professional services firm that provides strategic services and highly qualified professionals to solve complex financial, management and technology challenges. Since 1999, the company has been helping executives and management teams reduce their business and operational risks, bridge resource gaps and improve overall performance. Bridgepoint has a team of 100+ qualified professionals with offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.