Mike Lescarbeau enjoyed a long, successful advertising career in Boston, London and New York before returning to his hometown and assuming the chief executive role at Minneapolis-based ad agency Carmichael Lynch. In his time leading the 300-person shop, representation of women in management more than doubled, and the number of people of color in management tripled. He credits this progress as a primary factor in the company’s many business successes, including double-digit growth in each of the three years leading up to his 2018 departure to found Person.
Director of Business Development
Josh Thelemann has started and grown several for-profit and nonprofit businesses that promote diversity and inclusion. He is a co-founder of SaaS company 26 Letters, which provides text-based inclusion tools to business and education concerns, leveraging data to enhance employee equity. At Person, he is responsible for establishing meaningful relationships with clients, and assuring they receive appropriate counsel throughout every engagement.
Dr. Sarah Bridges
Ph.D., MBA, Senior Consultant
Sarah Bridges has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist, executive coach and leadership development consultant. She advises senior leaders at a broad range of Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, UnitedHealth Group, Ameriprise, and Cargill. Partnering with Person, Dr. Bridges uses a comprehensive approach to address executive assessment, organization design, inclusion, leadership development, and change management. Throughout any consulting process, she maintains a keen focus on achieving observable results and a measurable return on investment. She earned a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from Benedictine University.