Michael G. Lescarbeau, Founder of Person
Mike Lescarbeau worked as an advertising copywriter and chief creative officer in Minneapolis, Boston, London and New York prior to becoming chief executive officer at Carmichael Lynch. His unusual route to the top of the 330-person advertising agency gave him a unique perspective when it comes to creating a dynamic company that’s inclusive of people from every background.
Lescarbeau’s work as CEO resulted in an unprecedented level of cooperation between business units, allowing Carmichael Lynch to bring an entirely new level of integration to its clients and prospects. During Lescarbeau’s tenure, the percentage of women in management at Carmichael Lynch more than doubled, and the percentage of people of color in management more than tripled. He cites these developments as a primary reason the fifty-three year-old company experienced double-digit growth in each of the three years leading up to his April 2018 retirement.
He has served for extended terms on the boards of two non-profit groups that promote inclusion in advertising agencies, and made Carmichael Lynch the administrative home for three organizations that cater to the educational needs of at-risk children.
Dr. Sarah Bridges, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Consultant at Person
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 Mike Lescarbeau, 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 for the company.
Formerly an executive for a $1.7 billion Fortune 1000 company and a practice leader for the assessment business at Personnel Decisions International (PDI), she draws on this “both sides of the desk” experience to focus on what really works, not just what is possible. She has a Ph.D. in neuropscyhology from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from Benedictine University.