Founder & Owner
David Edgerton Jr. is the managing principal for The DEJ Group, an executive search and recruiting firm that focuses on finding and connecting exceptional diverse talent with inclusive companies. The firm also provides executive coaching and custom training services for minority entrepreneurs and business professionals.
I provide custom training development and delivery workshops for clients at their request.
Building an inclusive workplace is the first step for improving the overall performance of your organization.
“Walking MBA” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about David Edgerton, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dave for over a decade, during which time he has become a trusted & valuable member of my career steering committee. Above all, I’m impressed with David’s ability to make complex technical & business trends easy to digest. And, of course, his selflessness and commitment to the greater good are unmatched from my perspective. David is passionate about access to STEM education for all, higher education and tech (primarily software). I recommend David for any management consulting leadership he desires.
David’s insights, ideas, and approach were extremely helpful in facilitating a conversation focused on inclusion in the technology space. We are looking forward to future conversations.
David and I go way back as friends and colleagues. This year I worked with David as my Business Coach and it was an incredible 8 weeks. As a founder, I was looking for support working through a huge pivot and a personal growth period. David was amazing to work with. He was able to quickly understand my customers, market, and the opportunity. He knew how to use my strengths to coach me to double down on what I’m already good at — it never felt “out of the box”. At each step, he also helped me look back and see how much I accomplished in a short time. Perspective is hard when startup time clips by so rapidly and with such intensity. If you’re looking for a business coach, hire David.
I had the pleasure of working with David very recently, as he provided DEI training to the MNUDL advisory board. He is passionate, knowledgeable, and delivers important content with good humor. DEI training is a must-have for all nonprofit boards; I am so glad we had the opportunity to work with David!
I remember the day I met David. We were working at Andersen Corporation – he was an IT leader; I was a Talent Development leader. He stopped at my cube, introduced himself, and said he’d like to help instruct workshops for employees. NO ONE in my entire career has simply strolled into the Talent Development department and said they wanted to help. David genuinely cares about the growth and success of those around him. With his current career focus being guiding budding business leaders to thoughtfully include all, I can’t recommend a stronger advocate. You will leave each encounter with David with new knowledge and a smile on your face.
David and I first met at a technology conference years ago. I immediately noticed his constant efforts to learn, improve, and grow. I’ve watched over the years as he has grown in leadership professionally. He doesn’t just talk about creating a better world, his actions help create a better world. Through his professional work, teaching university courses, and teaching with MEDA to help underestimated entrepreneurs, he is out there creating that world we want to live in.