“This is an exciting time because I truly believe we are making the workforce and the workplace stronger through diversity in business.”
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (PRWEB) September 15, 2016
Robert Feldman, Director of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships at NextGen Information Services, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s class of Diverse Business Leaders for 2016. The distinguished group of 19 award winners was chosen for their commitment to diversity and their dedication to growing their companies and communities. The honorees include a wide variety of diverse leaders, from executives and entrepreneurs to civic and educational leaders. Introduced by the St. Louis Business Journal, more than a decade ago, the publication received more than 100 nominations this year.
“I am extremely honored to be included in this group for this award,” said Feldman. “This is an exciting time because I truly believe we are making the workforce and the workplace stronger through diversity in business.”
As the Director of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships at NextGen, Feldman’s focus is on building NextGen’s multicultural business relationships and expanding the firm’s international talent engagement services. Feldman works with companies and their human resource departments to maximize their strategic partnerships and to optimize their hiring process while strengthening the fulfillment of their diversity and inclusion strategies. With more than a decade of industry experience, Feldman has a proven track record in management, talent engagement, multicultural marketing, and business development.
In support of NextGen’s newest program, CHAMBA, Feldman’s additional responsibility is to build and foster productive relationships in Mexico. He is tasked with developing innovative marketing, recruiting and business development efforts to cultivate the Hispanic market within the Americas.
“CHAMBA helps to create global citizens who will work to change the future today,” said Feldman.
According to NextGen’s President, Lori Eaton, CHAMBA, was designed to leverage an international talent community to help satisfy the talent shortage in the STEM areas, while strengthening global communication between businesses. In addition, through the CHAMBA program, NextGen provides integrated workforce solutions which combine business, technology and talent.
“Robert demonstrates what a successful global citizen truly is and what a true diversity business leader should be, so he is ideally suited to spearhead our outreach programs and well deserving of the Diverse Business Leader Award“ said Eaton. "His personal experience and passion for diversity has made him an amazing advocate for fostering change. “
Feldman was born in El Salvador and raised in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Project Mosaic, the Multicultural Society of United Way and Focus St. Louis. Feldman and his family reside in Chesterfield, Missouri.
NextGen Information Services, Inc. is a leading talent engagement firm specializing in information technology and professional services providing Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and emerging tech organizations with a diverse talent community. The $75+ million company headquartered in St. Louis, has satellite offices across the country and 300+ billable consultants. The firm has been named Missouri’s Minority Business of the Year by Governor Nixon, one of the top privately held companies and fastest growing companies in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal, Hispanic Company of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis and ranked 43rd in the Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the US for 2016. The firm has also been awarded by Ernst and Young, Enterprising Women Magazine, along with numerous honors from Inc. Magazine, Diversity Inc. and Diversity Business. The company has a tenured recruiting team and sourcing division responsible for placing more than 4,000 people with companies across the United States. NextGen Information Services, Inc. is a Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Certified by the State of Missouri and the Minority Supplier Development Council.
NextGen Information Services, Inc., visit http://www.nextgen-is.com
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