—September 29, 2020—The Bridgespan Group has announced that both Kara Gruver and Rebecca Rimel have joined its Board of Trustees. Gruver is a Director at Bain and served as the Boston Office Head for six years. As the head of the Full Potential Office, she is leading Bain’s talent development and is managing its transformation. Rimel is senior advisor and an emeritus trustee of The Pew Charitable Trusts. She served as president and CEO there from 1994-2020.
Bridgespan’s Co-founder and Managing Partner Jeff Bradach said, “We feel very lucky to welcome these extraordinary leaders to our board. Each, in their own way, has been a trailblazer in her field. We know our work will benefit greatly from their expertise in talent development, strategy and innovation, in particular, at a time when Bridgespan is focused on doing all it can to support a vibrant and strong social sector.”
About The Bridgespan Group
The Bridgespan Group (www.bridgespan.org)
is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven organizations, philanthropists, and investors to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. With a presence in Boston, Mumbai, New York, Johannesburg and San Francisco, Bridgespan’s services include strategy consulting, leadership development, philanthropy and nonprofit advising, impact investing strategy and diligence, and developing and sharing practical insights.
Kara has spent the last 30 years at Bain & Co. focused on serving clients in the consumer products and retail industries. She has developed deep expertise working with a broad set of clients across multiple industries on operating model, decision effectiveness, and innovation. She recently published an article in Harvard Business Review
on “Innovation in Turbulent Times.”
Prior to joining Pew, Rimel built an exemplary career in health care. She was the first nurse to hold a faculty position at the University of Virginia’s (UVA) medical school, serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. She serves on the board of directors for Becton, Dickinson and Co.; DWS Mutual Funds; and BioTelemetry Inc. She also is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, along with its prestigious Wistar Association.