Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and scholar. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm.
BCT's mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. The company has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms, Manage HR magazine as a Top 10 Company for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Black Enterprise BE 100 list of the nation's largest African American-owned businesses.
He is an expert in several areas relating to emerging technologies, "big data" analytics, social innovation, culture and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and is a regular contributor on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News. He holds five degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and business administration from Rutgers, Oxford and MIT. Most notably, he was the first and only African-American to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University where he competed on the track and field team.
"I bought the DVDs from season one and I watched them three or four times over every episode and took notes and studied every single contestant candidate and in particular, what led somebody to be fired so that I would not recreate or replicate those mistakes. "
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