Charlotta has 25+ years in software development and staffing and is the CEO of GRI Technology Solutions, Inc., a staffing and technology company headquartered in San Mateo, Ca. She has held senior technology positions with companies that include: IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and SGI.
Charlotta has grown her current company 50% YOY since inception in 2011. She holds a bachelors degree in computer science and business from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Her company, GRI Technology Solutions, Inc. was the first African-American company chosen in the Silicon Valley to participate and complete the Warren Buffett-Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program. She is also managing partner with Canadian technology company – PWC Technology Services, Inc.
Charlotta has been a key figure in growing diversity talent in the Silicon Valley area and in Canada. She is a Corporate member of:
She has also served as Sr. Diversity Program Manager for Microsoft – 2000-2004 at the Mountain View, CA campus. As a key diversity advocate for IBM in the Toronto Lab (2006-2012), she was a primary driver for IBM sponsoring the first ever International NSBE conference in Toronto 2010.
Charlotta founded a non-profit, DSA ( DVRSTY-STEM Accelerators) www.dstemaccel.org in April 2015. DSA has the expressed focus on growing diversity technology in the Silicon Valley and beyond.
She is married, mother of two (2) daughters, both technologists – Jana (Sr. SAP Executive – Toronto) and Brittany (Sr. Biotech Engineer – San Francisco).