Gene Waddy appointed Chair of MBEIC
NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council has announced the appointment of Gene C. Waddy, CEO of DIVERSANT, LLC. as Chair of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC). The MBEIC is a collective of minority business owners, whose mission is to help the New York & New Jersey council-certified minority owned businesses grow and expand by providing counsel and specific program recommendations to The Council. To read full article, click here.
San Francisco Office Opening Announcement
Our organization continues to experience growth and as a result, we have opened a new branch office in San Francisco, CA. We're looking forward to partnering with clients, consultants, and partners in the local market to provide the highest level of customer service. Please contact our San Francisco office at 415.230.5583 to learn more about IT job opportunities and staff positions.
Gene Waddy serves as judge for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
CEO Gene Waddy was selected for the second year in a row to serve on the judging panel for this prestigious event. This program is dedicated to recognizing civic and community leaders in the New Jersey area. Gene is also a past regional award recipient. We appreciate EY for continuing to partner with Gene to support the process. To learn more, visit Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.
DIVERSANT is now in Minneapolis!
As part of our continuing nationwide expansion, we've just opened a branch office in Minneapolis. We're looking forward to providing our signature high level of customer service to the region's consultants and clients alike. Please contact our Minneapolis branch at 612.808.6950 to learn more about opportunities for consulting projects and staff openings.
DIVERSANT Supports Women in Technology
DIVERSANT's Charlotte Branch proudly hosted over 20 ladies from TIAA-Cref's Women in Technology group! Every attendee took part in a craft project to personalize their own DIVERSANT mug!
Gene talks about how he defines Success
DIVERSANT CEO Gene Waddy on the panel of The State of Black-Owned Businesses, sponsored by NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council. To view, please click here.
DIVERSANT Supports the Fight Against Heart Disease in Women
In a display of support, DIVERSANT offices participated in National Wear Red Day.
Gene Featured in Black Men's Dossier
DIVERSANT CEO Gene Waddy is featured in the Black History Month feature on digital site Black Men's Dossier. To view, please click here.
New Chief Operating Officer
DIVERSANT welcomes our new COO, Mr. Jim Yoshimura. We look forward to another successful year. To view the press release, click here.
A Great Partnership
CEO Gene Waddy attended the Supplier Diversity Forum in North Carolina and talked about the great partnership between Piedmont Gas and DIVERSANT. To view, please click here.
Jeans For Troops Day
The Charlotte Branch participated and raised funds in the “Jeans for Troops” Day created in Honor of Veterans Day!
We're grateful for all the commitment, dedication, and sacrifice offered by the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. We honor and salute you on Veterans Day—and every day! Click here to learn more about our commitment to Veterans through our work-opportunity programs.
DIVERSANT Supports the Fight Against Breast Cancer
DIVERSANT offices show their support by wearing Pink to Support those Fighting Breast Cancer, and in Honor of those we lost! We Honor YOU!
DIVERSANT Supports National POW/MIA Recognition Day
You are Not Forgotten! In Honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, DIVERSANT offices show their support by wearing Black & White! DIVERSANT supports our lost and fallen soldiers, and will continue to support our Veterans.
Partnering with Wells Fargo to support Economic Development in Charlotte, NC
We would like to thank Wells Fargo and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for presenting DIVERSANT with a Wells Fargo Charter Award. We're proud to be a part of the Charlotte business community and look forward to greater participation as we continue to grow.
DIVERSANT Supports Purple Heart Day
We're grateful for all the commitment, dedication, and sacrifice offered by the men and women of our armed forces. In a display of support, DIVERSANT offices participated in Purple Heart Day. Click here to learn more about our commitment to Veterans through our work-opportunity programs.
Thank you to everyone at Black Enterprise for putting DIVERSANT at #40 in their 2014 BE 100s list of the nation's Largest Black Enterprises! We're honored to be on the list and look forward to working our way up the ranks as we continue to grow and prosper thanks to our staff, consultants, and clients.
DIVERSANT Loves NY!
Taking a cue from our Charlotte branch, DIVERSANT's Manhattan office hosted its inaugural mixer to bring staff, consultants, clients, and friends together for some drinks and good times. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and details about the next round of DIVERSANT mixers.
Making the Point
In April we congratulated Gene Waddy for his induction into Fairleigh Dickinson University's PINNACLE Society. To read more about this honor bestowed upon FDU alumni, click here.
Congratulations NOVA@Merck Veterans!
This week the Veterans enrolled in the NOVA Program completed their classroom studies at Penn State Abington. They have now begun fulltime work as Associate Project Managers for DIVERSANT at Merck. The NOVA Program was created to provide transformative career opportunities for U.S. Veterans through work-study programs supported and sponsored by corporations. NOVA is managed by the partnership between DIVERSANT and WOS.
We're Hiring (a lot)!
We're launching a major internal staff hiring campaign this year with opportunities at each of our existing and soon-to-be opening offices. Come visit our new Careers Website for all the information you need about working with one of the fastest-growing firms in the US.
DIVERSANT is proud to have been a sponsor at the St. Jude Charlotte Golf Classic supported by Wells Fargo Wholesale Services Group this year. We want to thank everyone who came to visit and who helped us support this noble cause.
Please join us in congratulating Gene Waddy on his induction into the PINNACLE Society at his alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University. The PINNACLE Society was introduced to formally recognize and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of its most distinguished alumni. Way to go, Gene!
NOVA Launches at Merck
The first class of U.S. Veterans in the innovative NOVA Program is beginning work at Merck, the global healthcare leader. Fifteen Veterans will be working as Associate Project Managers, organizing and managing important initiatives in the vital $340 B drug research and manufacturing industry. The NOVA Program was created to provide transformative career opportunities for U.S. Veterans through work-study programs supported and sponsored by corporations. NOVA is managed by the partnership between DIVERSANT and WOS.
New Advisory Board Members
We're very excited to announce that Bill Grubbs and Steve Scopellite have joined the DIVERSANT Advisory Board. The Board is composed of industry leaders and business luminaries who provide advice and council on matters pertaining to commercial development and strategic planning. Bill Grubbs brings more than 25 years of experience in the recruiting industry and in 2013 he was named one of the 100 most influential people in staffing by Staffing Industry Analysts. Steve Scopellite recently retired from Goldman Sachs after a distinguished career of nearly 30 years, having served as global chief Information officer and head of the 8,000-person Global Technology Division.
Interest in Diversity Staffing Suppliers Strong
DIVERSANT CEO Gene Waddy spoke to Staffing Industry Analysts recently about the state of diversity staffing. Please click here to read his comments.
The Value of True Partnerships
Please take a moment to read the article published by Black Enterprise describing the partnership between Wells Fargo, the NMSDC, and DIVERSANT. It illustrates what can be achieved when dedicated organizations passionate about diversity work together.
Happy Veterans Day!
We would like to thank our Servicemen and Servicewomen for their sacrifices on our behalf and to wish them a Happy Veterans Day. If you are a Veteran interested in building a career in IT, please look into our STAR Program which we developed specifically for this purpose. It's part of our way of supporting the Veterans Community which has given so much for all of us.
Thank You Georgia!
DIVERSANT has been named Supplier of the Year by the Georgia MSDC! We are very honored to have received this important accolade and are most grateful to those who nominated us and to the Awards Committee that selected us — thank you all.
Bigger and Better…
For the third consecutive year NJBIZ has named DIVERSANT one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in NJ. We are very grateful for the support of our clients, partners, consultants, and staff without which we could not have accomplished this feat.
Show Your Stripes
iHeartRadio's Show Your Stripes is a community initiative launched by Clear Channel, the media and entertainment company in America with the largest reach, to generate awareness around the issue of veteran unemployment, encourage businesses to hire skilled Veterans and help those transitioning out of the military find jobs. We are pleased to be partnering with Show Your Stripes through our STAR Program which creates career paths in IT for qualified Veterans. As part of our partnership, DIVERSANT CEO Gene Waddy recorded a public service announcement (PSA) promoting the cause which you may listen to here.
We're named DIVERSANT for a reason
We are happy to announce that DIVERSANT has been listed by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the largest diversity staffing firms in America and the largest African-American owned IT Staffing and Solutions firm in the nation.
Four Times & Counting…
DIVERSANT has made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is the fourth consecutive year that we've made the list. Thank you to all of you who helped us
And still growing…!
DIVERSANT would like to thank Staffing Industry Analysts for ranking DIVERSANT in the top 100 fastest-growing staffing companies in the US — For the third year running! We would also like to thank all our clients, partners, and consultants without whom our growth and success would not be possible.
Please join us in congratulating Gene Waddy as a New Jersey regional winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2013. We also want to thank the judges for recognizing in Gene what we've known all along. Next it's on to nationals in Palm Springs this November. As always, we'll keep you posted.
Supporting our future…
DIVERSANT was pleased to have been a sponsor at the St. Jude Charlotte Golf Classic which is supported by Wells Fargo Wholesale Services Group. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth; we hope you had as much fun there as we did supporting a noble cause!
A Winning Team
DIVERSANT is pleased to be a participant in Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's initiative to promote business and businesses in New Jersey. As part of the Program, a photography team visited our corporate offices to take pictures for an upcoming ad campaign by the state.
Young at Heart…
We are honored to announce that Gene Waddy has been nominated as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in the New Jersey Region. The award recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced June 13, 2013.
Puttin' on the Ritz
DIVERSANT's Achievers Club for outstanding performers celebrated its inaugural meeting at the Ritz in Naples Florida this month. Members of the 2012 Achievers Club enjoyed sunny days on the beach and warmer nights on the dance floor. Congratulations to all the Members!
Another Satisfied Customer
We'd like to congratulate Jason Lundsford, a DIVERSANT consultant and recipient of Duke Energy's "Best Customer Service" award for the year for Jason's work with the Charlotte helpdesk team. Well done, Jason!
Profile for STARS
Check out the latest issue of Profile Magazine for a conversation with Gene Waddy about our STAR Program. STAR was created by DIVERSANT to give US Veterans a way to build a long lasting career in the IT field. We're already on our third successful program implementation with many more in the pipeline!!
We're proud to announce six new members of our STAR Program, an initiative designed to provide US Veterans with rewarding career opportunities in IT. Graduates from the latest class will be starting their careers at AIG and Merck in areas such as Quality Assurance and Java Testing. For more information, please visit the STAR Program webpage.
Happy New Year!
From all of us at DIVERSANT to all of you: we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013!