Diverse Concepts (DCi) has been providing technology solutions and consulting services to private sector clients since June 2002. We offer a broad range of technology products and services in the areas of Systems Engineering, Systems Architecture, Network Engineering, Network Architecture, Information Assurance, Information Security, Secure Wireless, Computer Forensics, and Program Management to our clients. By contributing professional and highly trained personnel to provide the highest quality of service within a variety of areas of the Information Technology realm, our mission is to provide our customers with exceptional IT support, solutions, and service that surpass their satisfaction. This allows DCi to focus on continuous innovation as it relates to advancing the user experience, overall efficiency and staying ahead of the curve.
Diverse Concepts, Inc. was the creation of three partners who believed in an idea where they could create a company that would be a viable alternative to the large businesses that treated their employees simply as a number. In June 2002, Diverse Concepts, LLC was born from that idea. Henry Wakefield was selected by the Board of Directors as the President of Diverse Concepts. While the first year of the company was full of growing pains and paperwork, Diverse Concepts was able to sign its first commercial client Cooper and Tuerk, LLP in November 2002.
Midway through 2003 Diverse Concepts received the news that it had successfully won its first government contract from the Federal Government under Omen, Inc. This was a very important leap forward for Diverse Concepts and, as the company continued to grow, meant that the company could pursue other government contracts. Diverse Concepts closed out the 2003 year by signing its second commercial client, Bader and Cooper.
In early 2004, Diverse Concepts hired Steven Brower to the support one of its government contracts. Steve would go onto to complete his Masters Degree while working at Diverse Concepts and finally move into the management team of the company in January 2005. Also in January 2005, Diverse Concepts restructured into Diverse Concepts, Inc. to allow the corporation to grow to its full potential and became a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). This certification would allow the company to bid on more government contracts that are set aside just for those certified businesses.
In early 2008, Diverse Concepts received news that it was part of the winning team on another government contract with Comso, Inc. In October 2008, Diverse Concepts began to place individuals on the first awarded TTO under this contract. One of the employees hired was Roy White and Roy was to provide classroom support on that government contract. In June 2010, Roy White was elected by the Board of Directors as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diverse Concepts, Inc. Roy would immediately begin to take Diverse Concepts to new places as he took over the reins of the Business Development department.
The year 2011 became a milestone year for Diverse Concepts as it doubled in size and began planning to move to a larger facility to allow for growth. In June 2012, Diverse Concepts officially moved from Odenton to Millersville and opened up a PC Repair Lab and an Equipment Testing Facility to continue to expand its business base. This expansion allowed Diverse Concepts to sign up additional commercial customers.
Through 2020, Diverse Concepts’ continued growing and eventually its commercial business began to outpace its government business. In November 2019 this growth attracted the attention of Independent Software, Inc. and in January 2020 Independent Software acquired Diverse Concepts. Roy White was elected as the President of Independent Software during this acquisition. Working alongside Derrick Repep, Executive Vice President of Independent Software, Roy continues to grow the company’s Mid-Atlantic office in Ellicott City, Maryland. Eric Jansen, Executive Vice President, working alongside Rhonda Jansen, are responsible for the company’s growth in the Southeastern Region working out of the Florida office.