Contact: Rob Travia
President & COO / Diversity Consortium
Diversity Consortium
Office: (425) 314-9805

COLUMBIA—(BUSINESS WIRE) — Tuesday, November 16, 2021-  – The Diversity Consortium announced today it is offering shared services to diverse owned businesses through Centralized Shared Services LLC (CSS), a newly formed company. CSS will assist XBE’s (women-, minority-, LGBTQ-, Veteran-, Disabled-, and Small Business-Owned Enterprises) in growing their business as much as 10 times bigger and 10 times faster to support the capacity demands of the largest companies in the world.

“This is a game changer for XBE’s looking to quickly scale their business with proven, expert managed back-office capabilities that don’t compete with the growth investments for the business,” said Randall Dobbins, President of Dobbins International, Inc. an XBE firm.

“This added capability provides XBE’s expert managed back-office capabilities that are more attractive and affordable to meet the needs of Fortune 1,000 companies. This gives these business owners time to focus on growth strategy execution and customer solutions to land contract’s more quickly,” added Dobbins.

CSS provides XBEs the breadth, scope, and expertise of world class service providers by performing back of house functions such as Finance & Accounting, Marketing, HR, IT Support, Facilities & Real Estate and Risk Management on a fractional basis and at a fractional cost.

The company is currently rolling out the offering in NC, SC, and GA. The company will operate across the United States expanding one state per month.

Shared Services will be offered as a product line through The Diversity Consortium (DC). The DC is excited to add the Shared Services product to our portfolio of services. “We believe CSS delivers XBEs the precise tools required to close the capability gap and deliver the highly desirable innovation that only XBEs can provide into the corporate supply chain” said Rob Travia, COO of the Diversity Consortium.

About The Diversity Consortium, LLC

Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the DC brings together a group of best-in-class service providers that drive the material benefit of XBE performance into the corporate supply chain. The DC was founded to overcome decades of sluggish supplier diversity growth by enhanced visibility to vetted XBEs, incorporating sustainable supplier improvements, and mitigating COVID-19 supplier impact and social justice issues. Our goal is to help corporations align their diversity strategies and efficiently implement their programs while supporting the XBE supply base with the tools and resources they need to be successful.