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Initiative Celebrates SDI’s Past and Future Commitment to Diversity
CHICAGO, April 16, 2008 — SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC), a systems integrator specializing in technical and operational support for capital asset intensive organizations, today launched its SDIDiversify initiative, a program which will provide opportunities for other minority companies through partnerships, mentoring programs and community activism.
When SDI recently grew out of several Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) programs, the company developed the SDIDiversify program as a way to demonstrate its continued commitment to diversity. SDIDiversify fosters growth for minority and women owned businesses through business partnerships and mentoring. Through the program, SDI is also committing to continue its workforce minority recruiting and continuing education offerings. Furthermore, SDI continues to nurture a corporate culture that celebrates diverse perspectives, and exceptional community activism and outreach.
“Diversity is fundamental to SDI’s culture and will continue to be a paramount value as we grow and experience further success,” said David Gupta, president and chief executive officer, SDI. “We are proud of our past history and success as an MBE enterprise and now look forward to enlarging the circle of opportunity for other companies.”
Under Gupta’s leadership for more than 12 years, SDI has served nearly 150 clients; opened a second office in Denver and has achieved consistent annual growth in revenues. Continuing to build on SDI’s core competency of managing critical assets through technology, SDI is accomplishing its mission of becoming the preeminent advisory services firm in its customer set.
Gupta is also the founder of the First Chance Initiative, a student internship program designed to provide minority public high school students the opportunity to work in a professional office environment. Interns in the program earn compensation, experience and scholarships for advanced education. SDI has paid over $500,000 in salaries and scholarship funds through the First Change Initiative and currently employs several past students.
SDI is a systems integrator that fuses information technology, security, operations and facility management to support critical organization systems and data by providing advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM long-term support. With substantial private and public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent services and support to our nation’s critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. SDI embodies the technical breadth, depth of talent, and complex systems experience of a national, top-tier systems integrator – with a reputation of sticking with our projects until our obligations are met and our clients are successful. For more than 19 years, we’ve been there for our clients, and people are taking notice. Visit us at www.sdienterprises.com.
Dawn Nash Pfeiffer, VP of Marketing