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Avis Yates Rivers

Company: Technology Concepts Group
Location: NJ
Industry: IT,Information Technology

Biography:
Avis Yates Rivers is the President and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International, LLC, (TCGi), an information technology solutions provider and full-service equipment-leasing firm. She possesses more than thirty years of general management experience in the information technology industry. Ms. Yates Rivers has been a successful entrepreneur for 25 years.

TCGi supports the public and private sector in the areas of technology acquisition, equipment financing, professional and technical services (managed print, field mobility, network/desktop support, and asset management solutions). The firm provides project and program management, business analysis and planning, implementation, and training.

Ms. Yates Rivers has worked tirelessly to increase the development and utilization of minority and women-owned businesses in both the public and private sectors. She has held leadership positions in various Supplier Diversity Advocacy organizations such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), the NJ Small Business Development Center, the Newark Regional Business Partnership, and the BPU Supplier Diversity Development Council.

Ms. Yates Rivers has been the recipient of local and national recognition including Girl Scouts’ Woman of Distinction Award, New Jersey’s Top 20 African American Business People, and New Jersey’s 100 Most Influential People.

Ms. Yates Rivers makes her home in Somerset, New Jersey. She is married to Robert Rivers and they have four children and six grandchildren. She graduated from City University of NY with a degree in Business Administration. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Executive Management Programs at the Amos Tuck School of Business, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.