Blue Bridge was founded with the core beliefs of relationships and helping people accomplish their goals. We find great technical talent for customers by understanding your needs and wants. Our goal is to be the conduit for overall success.
We believe building great relationships is critical for long term partnerships. Our customers are a community of people who work hard to accomplish common goals. IT professionals are part of the community helping organizations accomplish these goals.
While “technology platforms and AI tools” will continue to play a role, we pride ourselves in taking a holistic approach to technology talent acquisition. We are driven by building relationships. We want to be known for our ability to understand your needs and provide the right solution to our customers and candidates!
Our mission is to raise the bar on building relationships by providing exceptional services to our technology talent & customers. Our purpose is to create an environment where relationships are at the center of everything we do! We intend to do this by working hard, earning every opportunity and exceeding expectations.
We aim to think globally and act locally.
How often have you heard “tech jobs soar even as overall jobs market dips” during the pandemic and over the last 20 years?
We specialize in bringing Humanity back to technical recruiting.
Blue Bridge provides technology talent recruiting and retention services. We intend to harness the power of technology and professionals’ needs to find the right fit for customers and candidates alike. With 3% unemployment in IT, “one size” cannot fit all! We intend to customize our solution to your needs. With over 35 years of combined experience in technology recruiting, we prefer to understand each client’s individual needs and work efficiently to accomplish their business goals.
Contract & Permanent
Skilled IT professionals are difficult to find and critical to retain. With IT unemployment at 3%, candidates have options to work on a “contract/gig” or “permanent” basis. Since Blue Bridge is focused on hiring for IT exclusively, our quality process is built around evaluating technology talent for various opportunities. We work for our professionals by identifying projects that will enhance their long-term growth.
Senior & Executive
Senior talent is looking to work for organizations that embody a “growth mindset” and a culture where technology has a “seat at the table.” Senior technology professionals provide leadership to their teams. Most of them are passive job seekers. Blue Bridge will help you build a value proposition to attract and retain these professionals. Senior technology talent investigates how the organization can use its technological prowess, speed, and customer service to outperform rivals.
Advisory & Recruiting
Align your IT talent hiring with the market through our advisory and enhanced recruiting platforms. The demand for IT professionals will continue to grow. This demand is stemming from Covid challenges, cloud computing, and information security. How you hire, promote and retain these highly trained professionals is critical. Our advisory services can guide your talent acquisition teams, recruit talent and provide with you with a “recruiters on demand” model.
At Blue Bridge, we spend the extra 1% on building relationships with the tech community.
Our goal is to be perfect in placement of candidates and understanding of customer needs. It is a lifelong process, and our intention is as follows:
Focus on relationships
We focus on aligning our candidates’ skills, goals and interests with our customer’s technical and business needs. We are focused on being the best recruiting company in the mid-west by providing a personalized experience. Our board is a testament to our global reach and local delivery.
Interview & Testing
Quality is critical. Technical testing, references and background information are part of our process. In addition, we understand a candidate’s cultural needs and match them with organizations for short term results and longer term retention. We are committed to finding the best candidates in 5 days.
feedback & improvement
We need feedback for continuous improvement. This feedback loop with our customers and candidates helps with hiring, promoting and retaining the best professionals. We are obsessed with the quality of our talent services to our customers.
To be great, we need to be specific, small and boutique. We find technical talent for customers in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville & Indianapolis. In addition, we can support our US based customers in India. Given the growing nature of pervasive technology & a globalized tech workforce, our search for candidates is geography agnostic. Our goal is to find the right candidates for our customer and great companies for our candidates. Blue Bridge has a unique approach in that we intend to customize the way we build relationships, understand your needs and deliver on our promises.
Meet Mani & Our Advisory Board
Founder & Owner
Himanshu (Mani) believes building relationships and listening to customers is critical. He founded Blue Bridge to build an organization that values people’s needs and relationships more than technology. Since 2000, Mani has worked to enhance recruiting and talent assessment organizations globally. He intends to improve the Technology recruiting industry in the Mid-West, specifically in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. Blue Bridge is building global recruiting models to support US based customers in India. Driving results has always been about understanding human behavior, and Mani feels fortunate to work with like-minded people on the Board of Advisors. Mani is a “tennis and basketball junkie” who spends time arguing about the best NBA players with his two sons, talking to his family and friends about the world’s future, and traveling the world with his wife. He continues to be grateful for the values instilled in him by his parents!
In addition to the Blue Bridge portfolio of services, Mani is available to provide sales, operations, and strategic improvement services to recruiting organizations. Learn More
Martin Re, CPA
Advisory Board Member
Martin is an experienced entrepreneur. He brings out the best in his employees by building great organizational cultures, bringing good people together and helping them find their purpose in their chosen profession! Martin has had a long track record of innovating thinking and delivering in the emerging business of psychological counseling. By leveraging his 40 year track record coupled with his knowledge and consumer insights, Lifeway continues to help thousands of people who are suffering from anxiety and depression. Given his previous partnership in a Public Accounting firm, Martin has a sharp eye for the future, coupled with the savvy of sound business practices. He continues to guide businesses in innovation while guaranteeing financial sustainability. Martin brings unbounded energy to build and take action. He started his entrepreneurship journey in grade school. He enjoys sailing, has roots as a professional drummer, sports and reading! Martin is married to Judy and they have 4 delightful children!
Swaroop Aradhya, Ph.D
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Aradhya is a board-certified geneticist and has been involved in research and clinical genomics for the last 25 years. After receiving his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, he completed his medical genetics training at Stanford University. Swaroop has participated in the international Human Genome Project, contributed to translating research discoveries into clinical testing, and helped characterize several genetic disorders. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics and is currently an adjunct clinical associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Swaroop is currently the Head of Global Medical Affairs at Invitae and continues to pursue his passion to improve global health through genomics. On a personal note, he is also an avid world traveler, an obligatory wine enthusiast as a California resident, and a regular consumer of non-fiction genres.
Advisory Board Member
Tammy is an experienced marketer with an extensive background in sales, management and entrepreneurship. As co-founder of TAT2 Marketing Group, she embodies the philosophy of “Big problems don’t require big budgets. They need big ideas.” And she’s got ’em! By helping business owners find their “story” and developing a brand through digital strategy, social media, traditional marketing channels and PR that breaks through the clutter…she found her passion. Over the past 22 years, she has worked as a successful Sales Executive/Trainer within the cosmetic industry and has innovatively navigated the broadcast, print and digital space as a media professional. Her success is fueled by strong relationships and she is known for “her ability to take a vision, maximize it and execute it.” With unparalleled experience in sales, training, management, ideation and implementation she is a perfect fit for the Blue Bridge Advisory Board. She lives in Liberty Township with her husband and teenage daughter and enjoys eating out in Cincinnati, hanging out at Findlay Market and the craft brewery scene.
Advisory Board Member
Chris Kelly is an entrepreneur and executive who has been part of the Greater Cincinnati startup community since 1995. He has grown and transacted multiple companies, including retail, healthcare, tech, and waste management. Chris is a strategic thinker who enjoys identifying and building innovative solutions for business challenges that unlock and drive value. He is currently a Senior Director of strategy and healthcare services at CVS Health, and owner of Redbox+ Cincinnati.
Craig Gosdin, MD
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Craig Gosdin is a pediatric hospitalist at www.cincinnatichildrens.org with a diverse training background. His clinical experience includes practice in community and academic settings as well as practice in the office, emergency department and inpatient settings. Dr. Gosdin has held several Leadership positions at Cincinnati Children’s hospital. These include being the initial Medical Director of Inpatient Services for the Liberty Campus with wide ranging responsibilities including development of the inpatient service, collaboration with specialty services to expand service offerings. and helping to lead the Liberty expansion efforts. He also helped lead the use of telemedicine to connect the Burnet and Liberty Campuses to provide services for inpatients. Dr. Gosdin continues to insights in to the strategic and holistic talent acquisition processes in medicine.
Advisory Board Member
A seasoned, talent acquisition professional with a solid track record of providing high-caliber talent to his clients, Lamar has successfully provided nationwide executive search and corporate recruitment-related services to a number of organizations, large and small, from start-ups to Fortune 25’s. He has successfully recruited hundreds of professionals for positions ranging from individual contributors to senior executives.
Throughout his professional career, with an expertise in recruitment strategy planning, Lamar has developed a strong track record of quickly assessing resource needs, and is adept in providing solutions specifically tailored to these needs. His extensive background in business and management has provided him with excellent insight into the organizational needs of his employers and clients.