The Bowdoin Group Announces Strategic Partnership with QPS to Further Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

National executive search firm partners with DE&I specialist to provide strategic guidance and advisory services

Posted by Emily Leinbach on October 13th, 2020


WALTHAM, Mass., October 13, 2020 – The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic company build-outs for growth-stage organizations, announced their strategic partnership with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion service provider, Quantum Power Skills (QPS).

QPS, a transformative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) specialty management consulting firm, partners closely with clients across the U.S. to provide a range of DEI solutions, creating customized plans using their strategic framework to enable organizations to meet their business goals. Bowdoin has kicked off an ongoing engagement with QPS to focus on internal improvements around awareness and education, as well as to make a positive impact on the vertical markets they serve with a heightened emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Bowdoin Group plans to partner with QPS to offer clients diversity immersion, equity advancement, and inclusion solutions. The solutions include workforce assessments, talent sourcing and development strategies, and industry benchmarking, among others.

“We are excited about this partnership for multiple reasons,” said Scott Aldsworth, President of The Bowdoin Group. “By formally training our team and continuing to foster a truly diversified and inclusive culture, our team will be better prepared to have thoughtful conversations around DEI with our clients. We know this won’t be easy, but we are excited for the opportunity to implement real change across our ecosystem, starting with our organization and our clients to help empower emerging leaders.” 

Esu Ma’at, Co-Founder and Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion at QPS, remarked on his eagerness to work with The Bowdoin Group. “The future of work is here, and the competition for diverse talent, combined with a burgeoning focus on cultivating a culture of true inclusion is top of mind for every company we are working with,” he noted. “The Bowdoin Group has shown itself to be a world-class recruiting organization, and through our initial assessment, I know they live and breathe their value of ‘doing the right thing.’ They have shown serious commitment to improving upon the foundation they have already created, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with Dave and the team.”

“This has been and continues to be a business imperative for us, both internally and external for our clients,” said Dave Melville, CEO and Founder of The Bowdoin Group. “We have worked hard to understand what we as a firm can do to improve ourselves and the market around us, but we can no longer afford to continue with business as usual. We must leverage and embrace the principles around DEI to create the highest performing companies and teams we can; that’s our job.”

About The Bowdoin Group

Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, and major hiring projects for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to larger firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. With deep expertise in BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Financial Services, and Software and Technology, Bowdoin is a national leader with the ability to source talent and service companies globally. The company’s service reputation has earned it a ranking in the top 2% of the recruiting industry for client satisfaction year after year. The Bowdoin Group is also active in supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit causes, including Life Science Cares, NEVCA, Hack.Diversity, and FinTech Sandbox.

About Quantum Power Skills (QPS)

Quantum Power Skills (QPS) is a transformative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion company that provides strategic direction, program implementation and comprehensive training focused on driving measurable returns on investments along with meaningful returns on society. Quantum Power Skills (QPS) is a Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise. Learn more at www.quantumpowerskills.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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