Who we are
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.
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WHO WE ARE
How We Started The DEJ Group
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.
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.
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.
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.