Who we are

Making Connections
Is What We Do

We are an executive search and recruiting firm dedicated to uncovering the real needs of our client organizations and bringing forward a diverse set of candidates with an array of backgrounds and experiences.  Our job is to make sure everyone has the opportunity to contribute their time, talent, and resources at their place of occupation.

Collaboration

We build trustworthy relationships with our clients and candidates to serve their needs

Value Creation

We create value for our candidates and clients through our process

Strategy

We leverage our expertise and experience to chart the path

Close The Deal

We get the job done so our clients and candidates to move forward

WHO WE ARE

How We Started The DEJ Group

2017
2017

Company Start Up

Our founder, David Edgerton Jr, started the company originally as a way to create training for minority entrepreneurs. He worked with a local non-profit part-time to provide a business development course to help those founders scale their businesses. He also taught MBA classes at the local business school at night and won an award for teaching.

2018
2018

Diversity Recruiting

As a volunteer, David began traveling to HBCUs to recruit candidates for the company he worked for during the day. He also started working with the information technology department to recruit diverse candidates from local colleges to the organization. He helped successfully place an individual who worked as a production associate into a software engineering role through his personal network.

2019
2019

Opportunity To Lead DEI Efforts For A Major Company

David got the opportunity to serve as a director of diversity equity and inclusion with a major company. During this time he engaged in diversity recruiting, employee resource network development, and creating an inclusive work environment to attract diverse candidates to the organization.

2020
2020

Opportunity Within The Pandemic

When the pandemic first struck the country in 2020, David found himself working independently full-time. He began speaking at conferences on minority business development and diverse talent acquisition. This presented the opportunity to further his own entrepreneurial vision and led him to pivot his part-time teaching business into a full-time executive search and recruiting firm.

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