Diamond Assets, a Milton-based technology buyback firm serving schools, businesses, government agencies, and channel/leasing partners, announced in a release Friday it has hired Tamara Raitt as its Senior Vice President of Operations.
Raitt will manage the company’s day-to-day functions using guidance, supervision, and leadership in relation to operational procedures, analysis, and processes, according to the release. She will oversee management processes for warehousing, production, supply chain, and product recovery.
As an operations transformation expert in her previous roles, Raitt has overseen customer care, logistics, operations, and inventory management for national corporations. She has led development and execution of new product launches, overseen cost reduction and process simplification, and led myriad teams to deliver millions in productivity savings and increased revenues for organizations.
“We’re thrilled to have Tamara join our team. Her background and thoughtful approach to scaling organizations will provide our internal team and our customers with impactful outcomes,” Diamond Assets CEO Diamond McKenna said in a statement. “Tamara is an operational excellence enabler allowing further growth and opportunities for us. We look forward to her expertise to continue to move us forward.”
Founded in 2014, Diamond Assets – now with 130 employees – saw a need for an electronic waste program that could accomplish environmental, community, and financial goals. It upcycles still-useable technology through refurbishment, providing otherwise unaffordable technology to individuals and organizations in need.
Diamond Assets provides consulting to schools, businesses, healthcare, and government agencies to create plans that sustain the rapid growth of technology in an environmentally and financially friendly way. This education keeps electronics out of landfills and allows leaders to select technology systems that best fit their organizations.
In a press release, Diamond Assets said it has prevented more than 2 million devices from ending up in landfills, reducing GHG emissions by nearly 17 million pounds. The company also recycles unusable electronics to preserve resources like aluminum, copper, gold, silver, and ferrous metals.
“I’m excited to join the Diamond Assets team to make a difference both internally and externally,” Raitt said in a statement. “The organization’s drive and growth over the past several years energizes me to make the move and become part of their outstanding culture they’ve built.”