First Bridge Founder - Sasha Zerklova

Sasha (Aleksandra) Zerkalova


Sasha is a former investment banker, and mother of a child with ASD, who has lived the parental challenge of successfully treating and educating her son by adopting an interdisciplinary early intensive intervention approach. She has been actively involved in the field of EIBI in the UK, Canada and the US since 2015, and has …

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First Bridge Chairman John McCarthy

Jon McCarthy


Jon has over 12 years of experience in private equity, including his most recent role as Managing Director, OMERS Private Equity, a $10 Billion perpetual fund. While at OMERS Jon led numerous multi-site healthcare investments across North America, including CBI Health Group, Accelerated Rehab and Forefront Dermatology.

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First Bridge Rhian Woodisse

Rhian Woodisse

Head of Recruitment

Rhian has substantial experience in executive search. Prior to establishing the Woodisse Partnership, she was a partner at Virdis Group, the Miles Partnership, and Korn/Ferry, a tier one search practice in the Life Science and Healthcare sector. Rhian enjoys working collaboratively with her clients in this highly competitive and growing sector.

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