In the late 1990's a study involving 77 companies and almost 6,000 managers and executives from McKinsey & Co. predicted that the most important corporate resource in the next 20 years would be talent; smart, creative, innovative people who bring a total package to the leadership team. Through near economic collapse and the half life of technology decreasing at an increasingly rapid pace, nothing seems more true than the fact that the competitive edge that a successful business holds over its competitors it the depth of its human talent resources. The past years have been marked by companies trimming down their overall workforce, but investing heavily in bringing on more elite, specialized leaders who have the vision and skills to take a company to the next level. In the war for talent, the companies with the best talent are able to implement strategy faster and with less cost than companies who have not invested in bringing the best and the brightest talent to their organization.
During this same period, the demographics of the U.S. are undergoing an astonishing amount of change. From the years 2000 to 2011 80% of all population growth in the United States is from non white ethnicities, with 52% of this growth attributed to Hispanics1. Realizing the changing landscapes in both the demographics of our country, and the ever noticeable War for Talent in the corporate ranks, DG&A built its competitive advantage over ten years ago when the firm narrowed its focus on helping organizations identify the most talented diversity candidates in our country.
Since the change DG&A’s Founder and CEO David Gomez, has established himself as the Finance Chair for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce while continuing to bring elite executive leadership to corporate boards, public entities, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States. DG&A firmly believes that Executive Leadership in Corporate America needs to reflect the demographic that it serves. DG&A is a certified Minority Business Enterprise and understands the value of having a diverse and inclusive slate of highly qualified candidates. As a firm we have over 30 years of experience in identifying highly qualified “passive” candidates, with the last 10 years focusing on finding the best and brightest candidates in the demographics that best reflect the changing corporate landscape in the United States.
Diversity is valued by today’s leading organizations as essential for a robust enterprise, but the path to building a diverse team can be complex. We understand diversity to mean the inclusion of individuals who represent the broadest range of ethnic, racial, and gender differences as well as differences in perspectives, experience, personality and skill sets. DG&A has a proven track record of identifying the absolute best talent from the mainstream sector and presenting them with leadership opportunities for our clients. By using our services, companies can be assured that they will have the best possible talent that reflects their targeted demographics.
1. Geoscape; American Marketscape DataStream: 2011 Series
Diversity inclusion combined with time tested executive search methods and the flexibility that comes with a smaller search firm, make DG&A an effective solution to any executive leadership deficits your company might face.
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