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Jan 25, 2022

Marty Parker is a partner at TECHCXO, an executive professional services firm that provides CXO professionals for tech companies. He is also the Chief Strategy Officer at Hire Ground, leading  its strategic planning processes and external relationships. Marty has worn many hats in his career, but they all have one thing in common: his services help companies and students succeed in their chosen industries.

Marty joins us today to discuss how the pandemic has changed the way businesses treat their employees and how large companies see their smaller counterparts. He shares his thoughts on what makes supplier diversity a challenging concept. He explains how the pandemic affected different companies of various industries and sizes. Marty also describes why you only want a little more capacity in your business.

"A diverse supplier needs to look bigger than they are." - Marty Parker

This week on Breaking Barriers:

  • Marty's perspective on the challenges surrounding supplier diversity
  • How the pandemic affected large and small companies differently
  • Realizing the importance of body language in personal conversations
  • The technological shift of the last 20 months
  • Some of the good that came out of Covid-19
  • Why every industry needs small businesses to be mobile or officeless
  • How employees are being treated throughout the pandemic
  • Why you only need a little bit more capacity as a company

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This podcast is brought to you by Hire Ground

Hire Ground is a technology company whose mission is to bridge the wealth gap through access to procurement opportunities. Hire Ground is making the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority-led, women-led, LGBT-led, and veteran-led small businesses to contribute to the global economy as suppliers to enterprise organizations.

For more information on getting started please visit us @ hireground.io today!

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