Tell us about your organization.
Established in 1992 in Columbus, Ohio, PSI (Proteam Solutions Inc.) has grown from a one-man start up to a multi-million-dollar IT Staff Augmentation firm providing solutions to both private and public sector clients. To ensure we achieve the best possible outcome, our core values guide every action we take – never sacrificing quality for quantity.
At PSI, we are DRIVEN to:
- Serve: We strive to provide world-class service to our staff, our clients and our community
- Solve: We seek to solve our client’s toughest issues to help drive profitable growth
- Deliver: We invest the time and attention needed to deliver the right solution, every time
Simply put, our client’s success is our top priority. Additionally, Community Responsibility is a continuing commitment for PSI to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life for our workforce and their families as well as our local community and society at large through the “PSI Gives” Program.
How does your work contribute to equity and inclusion in the business community?
We strive to present a balance of diverse resources to all of our clients. We are proud that we have over a 60% ratio of diverse contractors placed in our clients. We believe that a variety of opinions and experiences brought by people, only add to the richness at a client. We make it a point to look at candidates experience and what they can bring to the client or to the PSI team.
What’s the most common challenge in this space?
The most common challenge that PSI faces is finding people. This market is booming right now with so much opportunity…and it is happening FAST! Things are moving at break neck speeds right now. The opportunities are plentiful for folks who are hard workers with experience. While it is the most challenging, it is also the most rewarding. Knowing that we are helping folks with their career makes us happy.
What advice do you have for women in executive positions?
DO NOT SIT DOWN! Seriously, if you want the opportunity you need to take it. Make it happen. If you aren’t willing to put your neck out, to ask for the opportunity, to walk the difficult path you will never get to where you want to be. As Shirley Chisholm said “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring in a folding chair.”
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access