We are a passionate team.
When you work with us, you have a team on your side who cares as much as you do.
Meet Anthony Tansimore Founder and Managing Director
Anthony leads the Blueridge Advisors team as they provide guidance and direction to national and global foundations and social impact organizations in hiring, restructuring, and developing their boards, teams, and new leaders. The team also focuses on strengthening the existing leadership within an organization through effective and impactful business practices, which elevates team cohesiveness and supports their capacity to make a greater impact in the world.
With more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in nonprofits and foundations, Anthony has an acute knowledge of how organizations work, where the tensions points are, and how to navigate through challenging transitions. In addition to leading the Blueridge team, he speaks at national philanthropy and nonprofit conferences on the topics of succession planning, improving board governance, and various perspectives to increase equity, justice, and inclusion in hiring senior leaders.
Anthony believes that there is no situation so complex that it cannot be solved by asking hard questions, self reflection, respect, honesty, transparency, encouragement, and patience.
Fun Fact: He has been inspired most of all by his father as well as great leaders, including Churchill, Lincoln, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. They all did radical things in their time and inspired people to achieve goals that they probably never knew they could accomplish through determination, humility, humor, and a belief in something beyond themselves.
Meet Erin Gough Associate Consultant
Erin has been working at Blueridge Advisors since September 2017. She is responsible for search project management, candidate and outreach research, and all of our promotional materials. She makes sure that our opportunities get in front of the right people at the right time so the organizations we work with can find amazing and qualified changemakers to help them make a difference in the world.
Erin has worked in a few different industries, and has struggled with the “why” of some of her past work. At Blueridge, she feels that she can see the direct impact of finding the right person to do the work that needs to be done to empower causes that she cares about, and that inspires her to do the best work she can do every day.
She is working with the Blueridge Team to put all of our systems and processes into action. Many of us have worked together before, and many of us are new, and it is exciting to be part of a true start-up and decide how we want to work, together. She is inspired by her teammates and our clients and seeing the results come together in the end to benefit the organizations that Blueridge serves.
Fun Fact: The craziest thing she's ever done was go skydiving in Hollister, CA. She said, "It was incredible to jump out of a plane over the greenest hills and see the ocean in the distance. I’ve only gone once, but I could definitely be talked into going again!"