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Recognizing Recently Hired Black Executive Leaders
The ON community celebrates the Black executive leaders recently appointed to leadership positions and the organizations hiring them
February 2022 – In celebration of Black History Month and as part of our ongoing recognition of both organizations building diverse teams and the diverse leaders they hire, ON Partners is proud to highlight recent placements of Black executives across several market sectors.
From supply chain to healthcare to technology, these organizations are making significant progress in creating and fostering diverse leadership teams:
Lisa Lewis, Vice President of Customer Success – Blume Global
Blume Global, a leading provider of supply chain technology solutions, has appointed Lisa Lewis, vice president of customer success. Lisa will pick up the customer journey after implementations, providing ongoing support for customers and ensuring a continued successful relationship. She is in charge of customer delight and the quick resolution of any customer challenges.
Pamela Osbourne, Vice President of Sales – Equinix
Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success, recently appointed Pamela Osborne as Vice President of Sales.
Thomas McEachin, Board of Directors – Mednax
Mednax (NYSE:MD), a physician-led health care organization, appointed Thomas McEachin to the Mednax Board of Directors. McEachin has served on the Board of Directors of Surgalign Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRGA) (formerly RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTIX)), a global medical technology company advancing the science of spine care, since December 2015.
Tracy Harris, Chief Financial Officer – MIB Group, Inc.
MIB Group, Inc. recently announced the addition of Tracy S. Harris as Chief Financial Officer. She will join MIB’s Executive Team, overseeing the direction, control, and coordination of all financial activities for the organization, reporting to Brian Winikoff, MIB’s President, and CEO. Ms. Harris brings over 20 years of experience focused on strategic, operational, and financial leadership activities.
Christopher McLaughlin-Brooks, Chief Information Officer – Arise Virtual Solutions
Arise Virtual Solutions, a customer management technology, and business process outsourcing company has appointed Christopher McLaughlin-Brooks as Chief Information Officer. McLaughlin-Brooks is a 30-year veteran of the technology and retail services sector and brings a strong track record to Arise.
Keith Holmes, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer – ADT
ADT (NYSE: ADT), a trusted brand in smart home and business security, appointed Keith Holmes as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, reporting directly to CEO Jim DeVries. At ADT, Holmes will lead go-to-market activities and teams, including marketing, sales execution, offer development, and pricing – all key drivers of the company’s long-term revenue growth.
Erin Chin, Chief Marketing Officer, Streamers and Creators – Logitech
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video, and computing, has appointed Erin Chin to Chief Marketing Officer, Streamers & Creators. Before joining Logitech, Erin was the Head of Brand Communications & Consumer Engagement – Mountain Dew for PepsiCo.
We created the “DEI in the ON community” video series to recognize organizations and leaders in our community that have made great strides in building diverse leadership teams. Tapping into our community of leaders and executive influencers helps us understand what actions they are taking, where the challenges are, and how they have progressed in their DEI journey. A sample of our video series feature:
Epicor Executive Vice President, CHRO/Legal Jignasha Amin Grooms
“At Epicor we approach the definition of DE&I from a global landscape by really looking at things that are going to have the most significant influence on both our culture strategy and our business strategy,” says Amin Grooms. “We wanted to make sure that our mission, vision and execution measurements were aligned around the world so that every employee no matter where they sat felt like they were aligned to Epicor’s business goals and Epicor’s higher purpose…No matter where you are in the world, no matter what generation you are, making sure that you feel inspired by your colleagues, by your leadership and that you feel aligned with the business purpose and find it to add personal and professional value is huge in the DE&I journey.”
NBA Chief People & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart
According to Stuart, “We have to represent the fan in all aspects of our business, so for us diversity, equity and inclusion are core values and they are central to our business strategy… Just over the past year we’ve seen significant increases in the percentage of women and underrepresented minorities across our league office and at our teams, particularly at more senior levels, and it’s something we’ve been very focused on…Fundamentally, the progress we’re seeing is that the game continues to grow across the globe and gain more fans and that’s most representative of our commitment to diversity and its integration within our core business strategies.”
Papa John’s Chief People & Diversity Officer Marvin Boakye
“We wanted to create a culture that made us a place that attracted people from all different backgrounds and included them within this conversation that we were trying to create that we call Papa John’s,” notes Boakye. “There is no reason why the diversity of our workplace should not represent the communities that we serve. It makes business sense for us. It attracts great talent when they see that, and it also attracts more customers.”
Supply chain executive Christina C. Loh
Notes Loh, “A lot of women and minorities and folks of other attributes are attracted to seeing someone who doesn’t really fit in the mold and who has achieved a certain level of success, and they want to learn from that. So I think that as supply chain leaders want to build more diverse cultures, they really have to look at ensuring that the leadership is diverse, because that will attract additional diverse candidates.”
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