Diverse & Inclusive

Forward Thinking

Problem Solvers

Revenue Driven

Our Story


The marketplace is changing rapidly and so are your customers and employees. We develop strategies that will help you leverage these opportunities and build a competitive advantage. Many organizations are still using old traditional methods to reach these new prospects and customers, and often find themselves disappointed with the results.

So, what makes GDM unique?

Our founder who is a marketer by education has dedicated his entire career in promoting Diversity & Inclusion and considered as a leading authority on D&I. Our leadership has an impeccable track record in helping leading organizations. We are a full-service D&I firm. GDM is unique in that we also offer business growth strategies. We know how to develop and grow your revenue from diverse markets, which include the multicultural, women’s, millennial, LGBTQ and special needs populations. We not only develop a strategy; we also execute along with you to impact your bottom line. 

We find diverse talent and new customers for you at a much lower cost!




Tariq Khan is a published author, globally sought-after keynote speaker, and a recognized business leader who brings a combination of corporate and professional leadership experience along with academic learning.

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Director of Market Development

As the Director of Market Development, Kenia is responsible for developing business strategies for companies who need to grow in multicultural and diverse markets.

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Mark Hug

Senior Advisor

Mark Hug is a recognized business leader who has shaped the life insurance industry over the last three decades. Mark’s work has been highlighted in interviews and articles that have been published in trade and industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal.

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Account Manager

As an Account Manager, Sara is responsible for maintaining relationships with our key clients.  This includes handling all communications, ensuring deliverables are met and acting as our client’s main point of contact for GDM.

Chisa Miller

Senior Consultant

As an accomplished trainer, facilitator and public speaker, Chisa brings a big bundle of enthusiasm and energy into every room. She has created and facilitated numerous courses that focus on cultural
shifts, implicit bias, leadership, and high-performance teams.

Rashmi Datta

Advisor / Consultant

Rashmi is a highly-skilled marketing professional with extensive experience in working with clients to develop effective strategies to increase revenue, grow the customer base and improve brand awareness and consistency.

Bob Zilg

Senior Advisor

Bob is a highly experienced insurance professional with almost 40 years in the financial services industry, including over 20 years with MetLife’s international operations.

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Fabian J. De Rozario

Senior Consultant

Fabian is an entrepreneur who launched GlobalConnect Enterprises LLC, a consulting, training and coaching firm that helps organizations and individuals unleash the power of “connecting” by understanding and leveraging cultural distinctiveness.

Thomasina Skipper

Senior Consultant

Thomasina is a Chartered Financial Consultant and a Charter Life Underwriter with over 40 years of experience with several major financial services companies.

Shauna Weatherspoon

Senior Consultant

Shauna is a leading subject matter expert in the business world who possesses over 20 years of experience as a business woman, sales leader & entrepreneur. Her commitment to impact the masses have enabled her to effectively develop professionals towards reaching their goals.

Yara Hejazi

Project Manager

Yara Hejazi is a passionate young professional who is responsible for marketing, advertising and multicultural activities at GDM. She has proven experience in planning marketing and branding objectives and preparing marketing strategies.


Technical Consultant

Brian is responsible for managing the “behind-the-scenes” and technical aspects of the business.  This includes our website, 3rd party software, data management and more.

Our Experience


We asked Tariq Khan and Global Diversity Marketing to help lead our customer segmentation strategy by developing a plan tailoring our inventory assortment to specific customer shopping patterns targeting increased customer visits and sales. His strategic skills were useful in identifying customer trends and demographics and applying his research into actionable actions which addressed our customer needs. We considered Mr. Khan a subject matter expert with a keen sense of cultural influences impacting customer decisions.

Michael Fung

Former SVP & Chief Financial Officer, Wal-Mart Stores U.S.

Tariq is one of the most knowledgeable professionals in international marketing I have dealt with in the course of my career. He brings to any situation a compelling speaking style that blends his personal experiences with an understanding of corporate culture that is unmatched. He brings to any event, any work task, any assignment, any situation a sense of purpose that is contagious and will help any organization meet its goals.

Robert Underwood

Former U. S. Congressman / President, University of Guam, U.S.A.

Tariq has developed a mastery of strategic and innovative leadership while building upon core skill sets. With the ever-changing marketplace and broad diversity to meet the needs of any client base, Tariq has built a reputation of being the most professional thinker and developer within the industry.

Michael Hamilton

SVP, Sales & Distribution, RBC Insurance

Tariq’s marketing and strategy abilities are unquestioned. Moreover, he is a proven leader in business and the community, which drives his uncommon effectiveness and credibility in graduate and post-graduate education.

Craig Williams

President, JORDAN Brand at Nike Inc.

Tariq is an outstanding professional with extensive knowledge of strategy and leadership. His understanding of corporate culture and changing marketing trends along with his public speaking skills makes him a subject matter expert.

Kathleen Murphy

President, Fidelity Personal Investing

Tariq has been more than a DEI Consultant and business partner for our organization. He has also been a trusted listener and advocate who is able to leverage his years of experience to provide valuable industry perspective. He and his team at GDM partnered with our internal team to generate timely, impactful content during a period of change….both within our company and within the business environment. These changes necessitate flexibility and insight, and GDM continues to be more than up to the task.

James Cowan

AVP, DEI Strategy Lead, Constellation Insurance (Formerly Ohio National Financial Services)

Tariq has helped our leadership refine our short and long-term plans to grow AREAA and our membership. Now that we are nearing our five-year mark after adopting a strategic plan in 2019, we see the fruits of staying true to the course we established, thanks to his guidance and vision.

Hope Atuel


Global Diversity Marketing has been instrumental in supporting our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Talent Attraction efforts at Novartis. Tariq and his team provide thoughtful perspectives and insights that fueled innovative solutions for my team. What I admired most is their willingness to think outside of the box followed by action-oriented thought leadership and meaningful collaboration.

Charlesiah Mclean, Ed.D

US Head, Diverse Workforce Acceleration, Novartis

I have worked with Tariq and GDM since 2015 with two financial services organizations I’ve been part of. He is a knowledgeable, recognized business and marketing leader, a distinguished professor, and a change advocate in diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a business consultant, Tariq has provided industry connections, thought leadership, and expertise in marketing and cultural transformation while inspiring large audiences as a keynote speaker with his leadership perspectives. Tariq has been a mentor for me personally and professionally in integrating work-life balance as a mom and a sandwich generation caring for elderly parents, helping me to manage bi-cultural norms as an Asian woman with aspirations to grow within Corporate America, and offering strategies to influence C-Suite leaders. I’m grateful for his dedication, contributions, and servant leadership.

Jessica Choi

Senior Director, Field D&I, Asian Segment, Northwestern Mutual