Diamond’s Experienced Team
Diamond has one of the most experienced and diverse management teams in the industry. From our CEO to every executive, manager, and janitor, the Diamond team features world-class expertise and a steadfast dedication to success.
Our management structure consists of senior executives who are based throughout the country, with well-structured communication lines and proven controls to deliver exceptional operational efficiency. For clients, this means that an experienced manager is always close by and that personnel and systems are immediately accessible.
Steve Walton, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Walton is responsible for the development and execution of business strategies throughout Diamond while championing the customer-centric ethos of the business. Previously, he founded a European based integrated facilities service provider where he was responsible for supplying soft-service solutions for Fortune 500 Global clients including General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, British Airways and The BBC. Additionally, Steve has honed his executive skills through working on turn-arounds within the electronic component, internet social networking and consumer products industries.
Steve holds BA, BSME and MBA degrees in Finance from the University of Southern California.
Russell Richey, Vice President of Operations
Mr. Richey is in charge of Diamond's Western U.S. region and is largely responsible for the company's current success. He brings more than twenty-five years of related experience, with an emphasis on managing budgets, quality control, customer relations, monitoring labor relations and regulations, developing training programs, and directing all regional supervision. His results-oriented leadership style has earned him honor and distinction within the organization and industry.
Mr. Richey's well-versed background includes senior management positions with Johnson & Johnson, Inc., General Motors, and Kraft General Foods. Russell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Michigan.
Jorge Gomez, Vice President of Human Resources
Mr. Gomez comes to Diamond with more than fifteen years of experience in the areas of Human Resources and Employee/Labor Relations. He worked primarily in the Aerospace & Defense Industry having worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation for over 13 years. He most recently held the Corporate Director of Executive Staffing position at their corporate offices in Century City, CA. During Mr. Gomez’s tenure with Northrop Grumman, he held numerous management positions that include: Employee & Labor Relations Manager, Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager and Human Resources Generalist. Diamond’s pro-active Human Resources team, built and spearheaded by Mr. Gomez, is responsible for the company's health, welfare and workers compensation benefits, talent management, legal compliance, and evaluating and formulating policies relating to company personnel and employee recordkeeping.
Keith Michaels, Director of Corporate Communications
Mr. Michaels is directly responsible for the development and production of Diamond’s business proposals, brochures, and other marketing materials and written communications, both external and internal. He also provides support for the company’s quality control and training programs, information technology systems, and policies and procedures, as well as the development of strategic marketing tactics to provide leads and bid opportunities for Diamond’s regional markets.
Keith brings over twenty years of industry experience in business communications, training, quality control, software, computer technology, and sales and marketing. His skill set includes graphic design, software design and programming, technical and business writing and communication, digital photography and videography, teaching, and computer technology. He is a graduate of the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois, holding Bachelor of Music Performance and Master of Music Theory degrees.
Marcelo B. Jiménez, Training and Safety Manager
Mr. Jiménez is responsible for developing and implementing the employee training and safety strategies across Diamond Contract’s business areas. He comes to Diamond with over 10 years of training development experience with various Fortune 500 companies like Cisco Systems, Fidelity National Financial, and The Walt Disney Studios. Marcelo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and a minor in Psychology from Santa Clara University.