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Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners' logo Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm committed to advancing the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity. At Guggenheim Partners, diversity and inclusion is reflected in everything that drives our success – our people, our corporate values, our business strategy, our culture, and our investment in the communities in which we live and work.  Through our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we access innovative ideas and varied perspectives to help us deliver financial solutions that meet our clients’ needs and make a difference in their lives. Guggenheim Partners is committed to supporting supplier diversity.  Our Firm encourages all suppliers, including diverse Women, Minority, Disabled and Veteran Business Enterprise suppliers to participate, monitor and support our program with products and services.  
Did you know?
Guggenheim Partners established and launched its first supplier diversity program, officially referred to as the “Inclusive Vendor Process” in 2014. By establishing the program we were able to increase access to our supply chain for WBEs.  
What value do you find in WPEO Corporate Membership?
Guggenheim Partners finds great value in being corporate WPEO members to:
  • Connect WBEs with our contract opportunities and our procurement team
  • Partner with WPEO to provide development and educational opportunities for WBEs
  • Connect Guggenheim Partners with other corporate members
What WBE successes have you experienced?
“My success story was with CTG, a WBE specializing in training and development, focusing on Microsoft and IT skills. I made the introduction to our Talent Management team a year ago and as of now CTG is our top training and development vendor. They have travelled to most of our offices throughout the country.” – Kate Kleyman, Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
20160426 Guggenheim Headshots_Rob DiGaro_036_High-res Robert DiGiaro, Chief Procurement Officer, Guggenheim Partners “At Guggenheim Partners we value Diversity and Inclusion and that includes diversity in our supply chain.  Our program began in 2014 and since then we have made great progress in establishing strong partnerships with diverse business enterprises.  Our focus is not only on diversity spend, but also on initiatives that create greater opportunities in the Financial Services industry.  Supplier Diversity has become part of our culture and an integral component in our Sourcing process.  We have a dedicated Supplier Diversity Manager, Kate Kleyman, who leads our efforts in this space.  I look forward to seeing Guggenheim grow in our Supplier Diversity efforts and thought leadership. Our objective is to advance inclusive vendor practices in corporate America.”