NELSON, Windward Alliance Creates Tier 1 Supplier Diversity Opportunity
By: NELSON Worldwide
As more of our clients commit to supply chain diversity via accelerated spending with diverse-owned partners, NELSON Worldwide and Windward Engineering have taken an important step to support these efforts.
As an enterprise partner, NMSDC-certified MBE Windward Engineering now offers full end-to-end program management services – including project management, planning and design, procurement, and permitting – as part of its portfolio of offerings. These new services position Windward to serve as a prime consultant, allowing clients to leverage its Tier 1 MBE as a Native American-owned entity, while engaging the power of the NELSON x Windward alliance.
“Windward represents a unique opportunity for corporations to engage a diverse firm with national reach,” says Jason Booth, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and Windward’s President. “We listened to corporate CPOs, who suggested we build a firm with scalable solutions to meet their critical facility design and sustainability needs.”
“Known for bold solutions and bold designs, this is yet another step in the NELSON Worldwide and Windward partnership to meet the changing needs of our clients,” says John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr., Chairman and CEO, NELSON Worldwide. “With organizations like the Billion Dollar Roundtable recognizing the effort and impact of forward-looking companies to grow their supplier diversity programs, we saw an opportunity to facilitate that growth thanks to our unique partnership with Windward.”
As part of this initiative, two NELSON professionals – Senior Program Manager Tariq Subhani and Senior Architect Franco Gamero – have joined Windward and will lead program management efforts there. Tariq brings 35 years of experience in corporate interiors, residential, retail, lab, and healthcare design for Fortune 500 clients, and Franco rounds out the team with complementary architectural expertise in schematic design, project management, and construction administration as well as in Industrial architecture, including site planning, jurisdictional research, ground up core and shell, tenant improvements, and managing national rollout programs for e-commerce clients.
For more on this exciting initiative, please visit NELSON x Windward partnership.