About Big Bear Partners

About us

Who are big bear partners?

We are your future of work experts who help bridge individual growth and achievement with high-performing organisations. We have deep experience with rapidly growing and ever-changing companies and are driven by our passion and obsession with technological and biological advances that will positively affect the course of humanity. Big Bear Partners think holistically from the individual’s perspective as well as your company’s unique lens on the world.

What is Your Why?

Why do you exist as a company? What do you want to achieve? Once we know that, Big Bear can create the people strategy to help you get there.

Matching Personal Passion
& Mission To Your Company's Purpose

Once we’ve agreed your purpose and vision – we shape, create and deliver how you will attract, engage, select and hire incredible people – aligned to your vision and mission – based on their Ikigai (reason for being).

Creating the Best Environment for High Performance

We will help you create the optimal conditions for inspiring your incredible people with brilliant leadership – working together to create a world-class performing team. Embracing the Five Behaviours, as outlined by Patrick Lencioni in his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team helps you avoid dysfunctional team behaviour and embrace high performance norms.

Anticipating and Preparing for Inflection Points

Big Bear experts have been through hyper-growth and global expansion. We’ve watched entrepreneurial cultures bend and often break under the strain of scale-up growth activity as well as restructuring and M&A activity – and can provide you the unique insight needed to steer your growth with awareness, intention and design – with people at the heart of your journey.

We target earlier stage or SME companies too young or small for a fully functioning HR department – and laser-focus our delivery to your urgent people challenges when you are between 50 and 500 employees strong. Our target clients are typically small to mid-sized, global growth-oriented technology and biotech/life sciences organisations, operating locally or globally and are within their Series A through to C funding rounds.

our ceo's bio

Bringing Winning People Strategy to Achieve Vision

Jeff’s career has spanned over 30 years of HR leadership and consulting working within investment banking, consulting and technology (SaaS, Voice Recognition, NLP, AI/Machine Learning, eCommerce and biotech & life sciences). He helps anticipate key inflection points within exponentially growing companies across people, processes, and technology to ensure vision realization. For the last 17 years, Jeff has been working with start-up & SME tech companies to provide actionable strategies to grow people, process & technology, building highly effective innovation cultures to support the revolutionary pace of disruptive product and service creation. As CEO of Big Bear Partners, Jeff is an accomplished talent & innovation accelerator and future of work consultant for SME businesses in the emerging, fast-growth high-tech and biotech sectors, as well as mature businesses undertaking digital transformation.

Jeff Wellstead - Founder & CEO - Big Bear Partners, Ltd

Big Bear Partners Values:

Borrowed from some of the greatest success stories in recent times – every Big Bear Partner member needs to be able to answer these value statements in the affirmative











Bringing your scale-up vision to life through intelligent people solutions