Founder & Managing Director

Anthony Tansimore

Anthony Tansimore is the founder and managing director of Blueridge Advisors, an executive search and leadership advisory firm dedicated to placing CEOs and Executive Directors in social impact organizations nationwide. Anthony has over 25 years of executive leadership and consulting experience.

He helps organizations transition from the old to the new leadership and builds long-lasting growth for organizations’ boards. Anthony supports collaborative efforts to build solid leadership teams and forward their mission and goals.  He is frequently called on to assist founder-led organizations through transitions.

Anthony is a recognized authority on succession planning and board leadership, and sought after speaker at not-for-profit conferences around the country.

Anthony began his career in philanthropy at Fannie Mae, the largest foundation dedicated to housing and community development, and has held leadership positions at the Fannie Mae Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation and MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund).  He later moved to the Bridgespan Group, a global nonprofit management consulting firm, where he led CEO searches for many national organizations.

Before he formed Blueridge Advisors, he worked at Olive Grove, a national consulting firm where he led the executive search practice.

Committed to giving back to communities, Anthony has served on several nonprofit boards, including positions as vice chair of the American Composers Forum, and board governance chair and board chair of the National 4-H Council. He holds a JD from Wake Forest University School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Colorado College.