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About DEJ

Helping Executives Reach Their Full Potential

About DEJ

Meet David Edgerton Jr
An Executive Recruiter,
Coach & Consultant

David is the founder and managing principal of The DEJ Group LLC, an executive search and recruiting firm dedicated to uncovering the real needs of organizations and bringing forward a diverse set of candidates with an array of backgrounds and experiences.  The company focuses on increase the economic inclusion of people from underrepresented communities through employment. 

For over 26 years, David has successfully held roles within businesses that leverage technology and people to achieve optimal results.  He consults with small, medium, and large companies on business development, talent acquisition, and business model innovation.  He has a strong passion for seeing more diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace – especially in the tech industry.  That passion has led him to focus on the executive search industry.

When he isn’t building his business, David loves teaching technology and business topics as an adjunct college instructor and faculty member. He has spent over 17 years teaching adults coming back to school to earn their degrees.   David has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and is finishing a MA in Human Resource Management at Concordia University – St. Paul.  He has worked for several companies in the Twin Cities area including Andersen Windows and Doors, The National Marrow Donor Program, Best Buy, Imation Corporation, Smead Manufacturing, and Ambient Consulting.

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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.

Suzanne Murphy

President and Founder

David showed passion, leadership, and dedication to the work. He is a strong networker and builds relationships quickly. David is a trusted partner who supports his peers and organizational goals. David is a thought partner who will leverage his expertise to help strengthen the work product.  He was a pleasure to work with in the HR space.

Nicki Leritz

Chief Human Resources Officer

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.

Kirsten Womack

Startup Founder

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If you need help determining your next step in your professional career reach out to us to set up a consultation.  We look forward to the conversation.

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