wave welcome

Press Release

For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2020

For Information Contact:
Kayla Wright
Executive Director, Universal Mosaic
(301) 868-3664

Award-Winning Senior Technology Executive Founds Consulting Firm Aimed at Creating More Opportunities for
Diverse College Students and New Career Professionals

Wave Welcome is a startup aimed at providing hands-on experience in STEAM Careers

Clinton, MD: Multiple award-winning technology executive, Vennard Wright, announced the formation of a new company, Wave Welcome, focused on creating greater diversity within career fields where women, minorities and other demographics are historically underrepresented.

“In light of recent political and societal unrest, it is more imperative than ever that we come together to find creative, lasting solutions for addressing long-standing challenges”, said Vennard Wright. “Wave Welcome is intended to serve as a trusted partner for organizations across all sectors throughout the hiring process and also serve as an advisor for colleges and universities in curriculum development and planning for experiential learning models.”

Through its Universal Mosaic initiative, Wave Welcome engages with universities to provide hands-on digital learning opportunities for the best and brightest, diverse college seniors and new career professionals. These partnerships connect prospective job candidates with firms that are seeking diverse, entry level talent to fill positions that serve as the start for rewarding careers.

A key element of Universal Mosaic is a 12-week program for training potential candidates in the fields of robotic process automation and business intelligence, while also providing coaching in the development and delivery of elevator pitches, resume building, interview skills, project plan creation and concept delivery.

Mr. Wright is joined in the endeavor by Maryland State Delegate Darryl Barnes who has served the 25th Legislative District since 2015. In addition to his political service, Mr. Barnes’ professional experience includes more than 20 years of senior executive roles including fiscal, strategic, operations leadership and experience as an entrepreneur, small business owner, non-profit founder and community activist.

Together Vennard Wright and Darryl Barnes aim to leverage the interplay between commercial, government, nonprofits and higher education to create scalable models for addressing and resolving the acknowledged disparity gaps in fields that are critical to our great nation’s continued success.

About Wave Welcome

Wave Welcome partners with organizations to provide hands-on experiences for diverse, graduating students and new career professionals through the thoughtful application of internship, apprenticeship and entry level career opportunities. These engagements are focused on the elimination of operational inefficiencies through the practical application of concepts such as robotic process automation, business intelligence and business process management to automate manual, redundant workflows and to make more informed decisions about how to achieve optimized results.