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Jamie Crump

President at The Richwell Group, LLC

Atlanta Metropolitan Area, United States

Author, speaker, consultant, and advocate for business results in supply chain and supplier diversity.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Atlanta, GA
Speaking Topics: Leadership, Procurement, Supplier Diversity

Speaking Fee $699 (In-Person)

Jamie Crump Points
Academic 0
Author 78
Influencer 64
Speaker 1
Entrepreneur 20
Total 163

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Featured Videos

What are the Best Supplier Diversity KPIs to Measure?
June 13, 2022
Supplier Diversity Should Be a Business Strategy
June 13, 2022
Making Research Sexy
June 13, 2022

Featured Topics

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Theatre: North America, Europe, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, UK
Media Experience: 20 years
Last Media Interview: 02/03/2021

Areas of Expertise

Analytics 30.07
Business Continuity
Business Strategy 34.58
Change Management
Culture
Customer Experience 30.05
Diversity and Inclusion 50.27
Entrepreneurship 30.35
ERP
FinTech 30.08
GovTech 30.18
HR 30.09
Innovation 30.04
Leadership 30.46
Management 30.20
Marketing
Mental Health 30.16
Mergers and Acquisitions
Procurement 30.58
Project Management
Renewable Energy
Risk Management
Sales
Social 30.35
Startups
Supply Chain 32.67
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Automotive
Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Hospitality
Insurance
Media
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities
Wholesale Distribution

Publications

18 Article/Blogs
Supplier Diversity and the Bottom Line
Hired Magazine
May 05, 2021
The top five ways that supplier diversity affects the bottom line.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Procurement

Business has a voice, with action or inaction
LinkedIn
April 20, 2021
On April 29, 1992 I was at a board meeting in the Marriott Marque in downtown Atlanta when the Rodney King verdict was read. I remember being escorted across the street by hotel security to the Hilton where I was staying. I remember being told not to come down to the lobby because my safety could not be guaranteed. But mostly, I remember being so angry at the outcome and feeling let down by the justice system.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Strategy

New York Power Authority Turns Up Heat On Supplier Diversity
Diversity Professional
January 25, 2021
Industry Insights: New developments at NYPA to increase success of their supplier diversity program.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Procurement

A Wealth of Knowledge for Long-term Impact
Diversity Professional/Diversity Professional
October 15, 2020
Article for the Power Players Section of the magazine. A profile of Marc E Davenport.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Management

Ford Supplier Diversity: A Master Class in Leadership and Advocacy
Diversity Professional/Diversity Professional
October 15, 2020
Corporate Strategy Section of Magazine. Interview and profile of supplier diversity team at Ford.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

The Flow of Leadership: A Conversation with American Water's CPO Josh King
Diversity Professional/Diversity Professional
October 15, 2020
Industry Insights Section of magazine. Interview and profile of CPO of American Water.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

The Best Kept Secrets of the Small Business Administration
Diversity Professional Magazine
August 24, 2020
Business: A Conversation with Georgia District Director Terri Denison

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, GovTech

Fueling Entrepreneurship
Diversity Professional Magazine
August 24, 2020
Power Players: Coverage of Bernita McCann Hightower, President and CEO of Next Generation Fuel.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Management

Calculating Your Return On Event Investment
Diversity Professional Magazine
April 20, 2020
Business: Calculating the ROI of attending events and tips on making that ROI higher.

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Tags: Business Strategy, FinTech, Management

Serial Wow!
Diversity Professional Magazine
November 18, 2019
Power Player: Article on serial entrepreneur Tiffany "Tip Jones" Keaton.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship

Unlocking Greatness - Great Service and Social Justice in One Company
Diversity Professional Magazine
November 18, 2019
Power Players: Article on Zenja Norful-Glass "Z"

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Social

Kayla Creative - Service Supreme
Diversity Professional Magazine
August 19, 2019
Power Players: Coverage of Al Bullock, owner of Kayla Creative.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship

American Water Company and Supplier Diversity are Open for Business
Diversity Professional Magazine
April 22, 2019
Corporate Strategy: Coverage of American Water's first Supplier Diversity Summit at their new HQ in Camden, NJ.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Procurement

Know What You Know - Making Informed Decisions About Information
Diversity Professional Magazine
April 22, 2019
Understanding the source and credibility of news and data.

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Tags: Analytics, Social

National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Diversity Professional Magazine
November 19, 2018
All Access: Coverage of the annual NGLCC conference.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Social

Diversify Your Training and Development Portfolio
Diversity Professional Magazine
August 20, 2018
Leadership: Different ways to develop your team

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, HR, Leadership

Ford Drives Supplier Diversity Progress
Diversity Professional Magazine
August 20, 2018
Industry Insights: Ford's supplier diversity program continuing to innovate and improve.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation

Ten Things to a More Powerful You
Diversity Professional Magazine
June 18, 2018
Motivation: Ten things I would tell my younger self.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Mental Health

1 Book
Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity
Publish Your Purpose Press
June 15, 2020
Most agree that options, choices, and diversity are a good thing. No financial advisory ever suggested a portfolio of a single stock. We all love having 31 flavors to select from at the ice cream counter. So why is it so hard to see that a diverse supply chain is a necessary business strategy? The connection between diversity and profitability has been shown time and again. Research from McKinsey, Deloitte, and Harvard Business Review show that with diversity, companies make more money. Yet, many struggle to build the business case at their companies.

Jamie Crump spent 25+ years in corporate supply chain and supplier diversity. She is a thought leader in both areas and unveils best practices for developing and executing a supplier diversity business strategy in “Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity.”

Crump provides a backstage look at the five primary cast members: C-suite, supplier diversity professional, supply chain professional, diverse business owner, and end user. She shows what each brings to the table, their challenges, blind spots, and best practices. She then delves into how the cast members can best interact to execute a business strategy that will help recruit and retain talent, keep and win customers, and add money to the bottom line.

Her comprehensive six-step model offers a blueprint for success, from how to gain executive support to practical tips on creating new diverse business relationships. Crump shows that a supplier diversity business strategy is as basic as sound financials and a good marketing strategy.

Whether your organization is B2B, B2C, or a combination, if supplier diversity is a missing business strategy at your company, you are leaving money on the table. Find out how to get it back.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Supply Chain

1 Founder
The Richwell Group
The Richwell Group
April 03, 2017
The Richwell Group was established in 2017 by Jamie Crump, our company President. Her vision is for a consulting group with laser focus on two key business areas: strategic sourcing and supplier diversity.

The Richwell Group provides consulting and coaching services to corporate and certified diversity-owned businesses in the areas of strategic sourcing and procurement strategies, supplier diversity initiatives and optimizing leverage of a diversity certification.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion

8 Media Interviews
Making Research Sexy
IWSCC (Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada)
June 02, 2022
Jamie talks all things research with Deidre Guy, head of IWSCC.

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion

Supplier Diversity Should Be a Business Strategy
JAGGAER
May 25, 2022
A program has a start and finish.
A business strategy is ongoing.
SupplierDiversity is a business strategy. Like sound financials. Or business development.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

New Book Provides Expert Insight on Supplier Diversity
Diversity Professional Magazine
August 24, 2020
Interview and review of book Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Procurement

331: Making the Case: The Business of Supplier Diversity w/ Jamie Crump
Art of Procurement | YouTube
July 27, 2020
Listen to the full episode here:
https://artofprocurement.com

In this interview, Jamie explains:

Why the majority of diversity spend is associated with indirect suppliers.
How stakeholders (or distributed buyers) are ultimately the ones with the power to make the greatest difference in supplier diversity.
The fact that the effort to ensure supplier diversity is never done, and why it can’t be put on ‘cruise control.’

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Tags: Supply Chain, Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion

Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity
Publish Your Purpose | YouTube
July 09, 2020
Most agree that options, choices, diversity are a good thing. No financial advisor ever suggested a portfolio of a single stock. We all love having 31 flavors to select from at the ice cream counter. So why is it so hard to see that a diverse supply chain is a necessary business strategy? The connection between diversity and profitability has been shown time and again. Research from McKinsey, Deloitte, and Harvard Business Review show that with diversity, companies make more money. Yet, many struggle to build the business case at their companies.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion

Backstage Pass with Jamie Crump & Joanna Martinez
ISM New Jersey | YouTube
June 24, 2020
Joanna Martinez will be interviewing Jamie Crump on her first book to be released in mid-July entitled "Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity"

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Tags: Supply Chain, Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion

TBL #043 - Jamie Crump, Author of Backstage Pass
Write Your Book in a Flash with Dan Janal | YouTube
April 27, 2020
Jamie Crump has focused her career in strategic sourcing and supplier diversity across a variety of industries including: banking, catastrophic insurance, heavy equipment rental, IT, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and welding and medical supply.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion

Tracing the Line of Diversity
Diversity Professional Magazine
April 17, 2017
Cover story on me

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Procurement

1 Panel
Member Toolbox: Finding The Right Tools For Your Supplier Diversity Program
WBE Canada
November 09, 2021
WBE Canada provides access to powerful and time saving tools, resources, and benefits to support the SD programs of corporate and government members. Whether you are just starting on your journey, moving your SD program into Canada or taking your existing program to the next level, learn how our team of experts can support your journey at any stage. Come meet the team supporting the tools for corporate and government members: our in-house supplier diversity professional, WBE certification specialist, supplier diversity professional consultant, and our data reporting consultant.

Find out what you can take back to the office tomorrow that you don’t have in your toolkit today and ensure you are getting optimum value from your WBE Canada membership. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to ensure you are taking full advantage of the many benefits offered by WBE Canada’s Corporate and Government Membership.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion

1 Quote
Asked & Answered
Diversity Professional Magazine
April 22, 2019
Advise readers of the magazine on questions posed.

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Tags: HR

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2 Speakers
Diversity for Dollars: Real Talk on the Value of Diversity Certification

Location: Virtual, US, Canada, UK, Ireland, E    Date Available: December 27th, 2021     Fees: Starting at $495 USD

Submission Date: December 26th, 2021     Service Type: Service Offered

PROGRAM TITLE: Diversity for Dollars: Real Talk on the Value of Diversity Certification
SPEAKER: Jamie Crump

PRESENTATION SUMMARY
This session is designed for diverse entrepreneurs who are considering obtaining a diversity certification or renewing their certification. They may be new to supplier diversity or on the fence about whether or not they want to keep their certification.

In her talk, “Diversity for Dollars: Real Talk on the Value of Diversity Certification” Jamie Crump reaches into her experience developing, managing and growing supplier diversity strategies in Corporate America. This presentation gets to the root of when diversity certification is a good business decision for entrepreneurs whether they have been in business for years or are just starting out. This candid presentation is about what happens after the certification and answers the questions: What should you expect to see in the way of benefits and dollars? What should you be ready to do to obtain it?

DESIRED ACHIEVABLE STATE
Obtaining diversity status (LGBTQ, disabled, minority, service-disabled veteran, veteran, and woman owned businesses) is something every diverse business owner will be told at one time or another they should get, but is it really worth it? Many diverse business owners work to obtain their certification status but are not always sure what to do with it once they have it. In this program, Jamie outlines what the business owner’s expectations should be and what they will have to do to leverage 100% of the opportunity that is out there.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE
By the end of the presentation, audience members will:
• Understand the business strategy behind supplier diversity.
• Be able to identify if certification will work for them and if so, how.
• Have a five-step methodology for assessing events for dollars.
• Identify four ways that certified companies leave opportunity and money on the table almost every time they attend an event.

DELIVERIES:
30-minute
60-minute
½ day workshop
Full day workshop

ABOUT SPEAKER JAMIE CRUMP
With over 25 years’ experience in corporate supply chain and supplier diversity, Jamie Crump brings that and a vast array of industry knowledge to The Richwell Group, a consultancy that specializes in supply chain and supplier diversity. In addition, she is a speaker, author and advisor. Jamie is recognized as a global thought leader and expert. She has been named twice as one of the Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity; twice named as a Top 30 Champions of Diversity and has been featured in publications including USA Today’s Annual Supplier Diversity Issue, Diversity Professional, DiversityPlus, and PurchasingB2B.

Jamie is the author of “Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity” which focuses on the imperative of supplier diversity as a necessary and profitable business strategy. Based on her experience, Crump has the keen ability to understand the five primary drivers, or cast members, what they do, how they are paid, their challenges and blind spots and what they need to know about each other to make a supplier diversity business strategy successful.

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Found Money

Location: Virtual, US, Canada, UK, Ireland, E    Date Available: December 26th, 2021     Fees: Starting at $495 USD

Submission Date: December 26th, 2021     Service Type: Service Offered

PRESENTATION SUMMARY
This session is designed for people who want to improve the results of their conference or event investment. They may be attending a given conference for the first time, or one they have attended many times before. Leveraging the most effective preparation, on site actions and follow up afterwards provides a methodology for the best return.

In her talk, “Found Money” Jamie Crump looks at the opportunities often missed when attending business development, networking, and education and training conferences. This presentation gives audience members a look at the opportunities presented at these events over and above what is on the schedule. She then provides practical tips for getting the most return on investment to ensure there is no money left on the table.


DESIRED ACHIEVABLE STATE
Conferences and training events are an expensive investment. Whether people are paying for it themselves or the cost is covered by their company, they rarely get the optimal return on the investment.

Understanding what goes on behind the scenes in the planning and execution of a conference event helps audience members understand the business opportunities that are not laid out in the published agenda. Crump identifies where they are and how to best ensure all opportunities are leveraged. This allows attendees to make the most of their time spent.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE
By the end of the presentation, audience members will:
• Understand the five items needed to assess the opportunity of an event
• Receive the six essential tips on activities on site that can provide the most productive return
• Identify the four elements of research and preparation before and after the event that will ensure their encounters will be remembered.

EVIDENCE-BASED REFERENCES
With over 25 years of experience in supply chain, supplier diversity and leadership, Jamie has planned, attended and mentored those attending thousands of conferences and training events throughout her career. She has navigated a vast array of industries including banking, telecommunications, technology, pharmaceutical, welding and medical suppliers and heavy equipment rental.

Below is a list of a few of the clients and industries to give you a sense of the depth and breadth where Jamie has experience and has successfully deployed this methodology. In some cases, the company’s identities are not revealed due to NDA’s, so the industry and where possible their Fortune Ranking is provided.


United Rentals, Inc.
Pharmaceutical (Fortune 500)
IBM
Manufacturing (Fortune 1000)
Consulting
Global Banking & Mortgage (Fortune 500)
Telecommunications (Fortune 500)
CGLCC
WBE Canada
Diversity Professional
Centre for Women in Business

DELIVERIES:
30-minute
60-minute
½ day workshop
Full day workshop

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