IT Services Leader Clearvision Appoints Regional Head In Philadelphia, Commits To Diversity In Team Building

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Clearvision - a fast-growing IT services firm specializing in enterprise-scale implementations of the Atlassian software suite - announces new leadership in North America and affirms commitment to diversity in tech team building.

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As much as it pains me that parity and gender diversity continues to be a conversation that we must continue to have, I am proud we have better than average levels of diversity in our own team here at Clearvision.

Clearvision, a software services firm based in Philadelphia and London, UK, has announced the appointment of Michelle Westich to the new regional senior management position of Head of the Americas. This appointment comes as part of Clearvision’s strategic commitment to an expanded sales and service delivery presence in the United States.

“At Clearvision we are delighted to bring Michelle on board to head up our rapid expansion and deliver continued operational excellence in the USA and Canada,” said British CEO Gerry Tombs, who is currently touring the US visiting key clients en route to Atlassian Summit, the NASDAQ-listed software developers’ annual conference in San Jose, beginning October 10, where Clearvision are Gold Sponsors.

In her role as Head of Americas, Michelle Westich is dedicated to Clearvision’s growth in the US market. An accomplished, hands on senior executive, Westich brings over 25 years of results-oriented experience in maximizing organizations’ capabilities to Clearvision as the business expands.

The growth of Clearvision’s US team is particularly noteworthy due to the diverse nature of recruits and existing team members. The tech industry is known for its lack of diversity, but Clearvision is pleased to reveal that its flexible, inclusive culture has created an environment where 50% of US staff identify as female, and 21% of US staff are women of color.

Says Michelle Westich: “As much as it pains me that parity and gender diversity continues to be a conversation that we must continue to have, I am proud we have better than average levels of diversity in our own team here at Clearvision. We hope to not only further the conversation, but lead by example and continue to challenge and inspire companies in the tech industry to do the same.”

In its announcement, the company affirmed a commitment to diversity in recruitment, in senior leadership roles and throughout the business.

“We are committing to inclusivity and diversity because we recognize these principles are critical to building a modern, global business in which teams can maximize their collective intelligence,” said CEO Gerry Tombs. “At Clearvision our mission is to empower teams to reach their full potential, and for us and other tech businesses, this means hiring more women in senior leadership positions, removing barriers of cultural bias, and unleashing the benefits of inclusivity across the organization.”

As the Clearvision’s US presence continues to grow, Westich and the rest of the team are committed to continuing to promote this inclusivity. This is in line with the rest of the industry, which is making a concentrated effort to move towards a more diverse workforce. Earlier in the year, a number of high profile Silicon Valley tech giants announced the signing of the Tech Inclusion Pledge, pledging “to make the technology workforce at each of our companies fully representative of the American people.”

The NCWIT report on diversity trends was published in 2015: https://www.ncwit.org/resources/women-it-facts-infographic-2015-update

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