As a people-first organization, we embrace each person on our team – and each person we work with – as an individual. We also believe our sum is greater than our parts. Here at Bellmont Partners, we strive to help each person realize their potential while pooling our skills, experience and quirks to create a culture we’re proud of. Earlier this month, our efforts were recognized as we were named an Inc. Best Workplace for the fourth time. We are grateful for the team that brings our agency and work to life, and to all the clients and partners who have trusted and supported us along the way.
We recently reflected on four aspects of the first 25+ years of Bellmont Partners – our culture, history, work and community – and captured these thoughts on video. Below is the first of this series. Thanks for being part of our story – we look forward to continuing the journey.
“When we started Bellmont Partners it was really, really important for us to chart a path that would allow us to create a place where people could do their best work and also have work-life balance,” said Brian Bellmont, founder and president. “We wanted to build a people-centric organization, and I think we’ve succeeded.”
Rooted in five core values – collaboration, connection, investment, flexibility and transparency – we enact each value not only in work with clients, but in agency structure and support for each team member.
“We’ve always had a people-first culture at Bellmont Partners,” said Jen Bellmont, owner and head of finance. “It’s super important to us to make sure our team feels supported in everything that they’re doing, and they in turn take that same [support] and apply it to what they’re working on on behalf of their clients.”
In wins, losses, learnings and growth, Bellmont Partners approaches our work as a team.
“We really want to see each other be successful in life and at work,” said Sara Grasmon, account supervisor.
Overwhelmingly, Bellmont Partners team members agree.
Johanna Holub, account supervisor, described how Bellmont Partners sets itself apart in its genuine care for its employees, saying, “We are encouraged to bring our whole selves to work. We see everyone first and foremost as their own person.”
For many team members, this looks like getting support and flexibility around taking care of health needs for themselves or family members. For others, this looks like trust and flexibility around working from home, a coffee shop or the office.
Director and 10-year team member Hyedi Nelson summarizes the Bellmont Partners culture concisely, sharing, “Without trying too hard, we check all those boxes naturally. Whether a best place to work for someone means having cool perks like a flexible work schedule, we check that box. Working with great clients? We check that box. But the baseline of it all is that we respect each other.”