Strategic Partners & Certifications

Strategic Partners

Stratus TMS, a division of Cockerham & Associates, is a leader in DEI software development and deployment. Our integrated solutions include Strategy Lighthouse™, a tool for tracking and measuring DEI strategy performance, and ERG Insight™, a platform for managing Employee Resource Groups. These solutions are designed to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Baker-Eubanks provides comprehensive background investigation and analysis for senior-level management, executive and Board placements. Baker-Eubanks specializes in sensitive background validations for school systems, corporations, private institutions, non-profits and religious organizations.
Paradox Consulting Partners is a management consulting company located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. Paradox prepares organizations for growth and impact by integrating Process, People, and Performance with a particular focus on equitable process redesign.


To be Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified, businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned, managed and controlled. As defined by NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, or Hispanic.

We are 100% black-owned, managed and controlled, and our team is comprised of individuals who identify as Asian, Black, Hispanic, and white. The diversity of our team benefits our clients. Our team not only has the DEI expertise from their industry experience but also from the deep personal understanding and dedication that comes from lived experience.

The ISO 9001 certification is based on the idea of continual improvement, bringing more efficiency and customer focus to company processes. Less than 300,000 companies in the U.S. have this certification. Each year we are audited in order to maintain this certification, which is only obtained by companies with a high standard quality management system. We are proud to have upheld the standards to become recertified every year since 2019.


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A Helpful List of DEI Companies and Consultants