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Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We aspire to continuously foster a culture that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, as we believe a diverse and inclusive environment is an environment that people want to be a part of and stay a part of.

A top priority

At Dividend, we’ve made Diversity, Equity & Inclusion a top priority by forming our own Committee with goals and initiatives put in place to empower and support our employees. As a committee, we seek to encourage the Dividend Team to find their voice and create a culture where every employee feels open to share, contribute, and succeed, in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to explore our differences and enable the Dividend Team to bring their whole self to work. By feeling empowered to be ourselves, we put forth our best work for Dividend, our customers, and our partners, contribute to the growth of our company, and leave behind an indelible legacy.

What we believe

Diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of Dividend. We also believe that diversity and inclusion is a critical contributor to better decision making, innovation and outcomes for our business and all its stakeholders.

Our approach

We understand that diversity comes in many forms and are constantly striving to create an environment where everyone can thrive. Diversity of thought is what drives our innovation, direction, and creativity. We can’t just have one point of view – we need diversity of thought to excel our business forward.

Meet the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Dave S. General Counsel

Throughout Dave’s professional career, he’s had the good fortune to serve on different diversity councils and has found those experiences to be some of the most rewarding in his career. He’s looking forward to having an impact on our company and our culture and is a firm believer that diversity of background and thought can only make a business better.


Tamiko L. Compliance Operations Manager

As a woman of color, Tamiko has been diversifying neighborhoods, schools, dance squads, and businesses most of her life. Tamiko’s life experiences are what have made her passionate about giving a voice to people with various disabilities. She understands that there are many factors to achieving true equity and feelings of inclusion. Her goal is to represent those, like herself, who have many layers of differences and say, “Friend, I hear you, I see you, and I am with you.”


Olga D. People Operations Business Partner

Whether as a woman in a corporate environment, or a minority in a different country, Olga has experienced that a feeling of safety and a sense of belonging isn’t guaranteed. Seeing inclusion as a choice, she is dedicated and passionate about creating a workplace where every employee feels seen, heard, valued, and safe.

Eric W. Chief Executive Officer

Eric is fueled by a passion for developing innovative financial solutions to serve underserved markets and to address complex problems in our communities and across the world. He is hyper-obsessed with seeking and speaking truth through constructive study and direct dialogue on complex issues, including those such as Diversity and Inclusion.

Raymond G. Legal Operations Assistant

Raymond is a 20 year veteran of the Marine Corps and proudly represents this key demographic in the DEI world. But more importantly, being married to a black woman with 3 black step-daughters, not to mention having a daughter that is half Korean, diversity became very real to him after finding out that he is of Mexican descent. While growing up Detroit, Michigan, he was really able to see a melting pot of America all around him and continues to see growth today in southern California. During his transition from the military into a civilian corporate world he wants to be able to give back by representing and being the voice of few to all that shall listen.


Alisha C. Partner Operations Manager

When Alisha received her NABCEP Professional PV Installer certification in 2017, she was one of just a handful of women in Texas listed with that credential. "As a blue-eyed blonde woman, I acknowledge that I can walk the world in a different way than my black husband and two children. I am dedicated to my son and daughter experiencing a world without boundaries - where the rich tapestry of difference thrills and delights rather than strikes fear - where we can all choose our own adventure in life and follow our passions. Each conversation for change creates that future, and I am honored to raise my voice and join the chorus."

Janie G. Jr. Program Manager

Having grown up during the 1970s and early 1980s, Janie witnessed firsthand discrimination, bullying, stereotyping, etc., and was even subjected to some of these sorts of things herself simply because I was a woman. These experiences shaped her character. A part of Janie’s life mission has since been to extend a hand to anybody in need and particularly those who have been discriminated against, left out of the conversation, or felt less than equal or otherwise held down from achieving their dreams.

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