The firm’s deliberate effort to foster a broad diversity in approach, perspectives, and backgrounds is the hallmark of the firm’s inclusive undertakings, says partner Carlos Poza. “The firm honors its commitment to encouraging participation in every conversation and ensuring that no voice is lost or unheard simply by virtue of its singularity. This practice, developed out of an awareness for its value to our clients, ourselves as a firm, and the communities in which we serve is what sets us apart, and assures a thoughtful approach in the service to our clients”
As a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Carlos is committed to the role and involvement of the Committee in advancing the firm’s core approach to a balanced meritocracy in recruiting, hiring, and fostering employee engagement. “By continually elevating our awareness for the value of a broad spectrum of ideas and contributors, we can achieve solutions that outpace expectations,” he says.
As a native born San Franciscan and active member of the University of California Community Outreach Educational Services Program, Carlos’ experience observing the value of diversity and inclusiveness has been first hand. His work with community educational outreach has strengthened his appreciation for the successes of approaching solutions from a variety of perspectives, and seeking the buy-in from those whose voice may not always be heard.