Messiah Community Radio Talk Show

Messiah Community Radio Talk Show


Dr. Randal Pinkett – Winner of the Apprentice (Season 4)

July 17, 2019

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, scholar and community servant, and one of the leading voices for his generation in business and technology. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar research, consulting, training, technology and analytics firm based in Newark, New Jersey. BCT Partners mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. BCT works with corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the areas of housing and community development, economic development, children and families, health, education, diversity and inclusion, and energy. A partial list of BCT's clients includes: Johnson & Johnson, Ford Foundation, Pfizer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Annie E. Casey Foundation, Citigroup, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Facebook and Microsoft.

Prior to founding BCT Partners, Dr. Pinkett obtained corporate experience as a Member of Technical Staff at General Electric, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. A "serial entrepreneur", he also previously launched four socially responsible business ventures. First, Dr. Pinkett co-founded MBS Enterprises, selling compact discs and cassette tapes out of his dormitory in college and using the proceeds to fund high school outreach activities. MBS later evolved into his second venture, MBS Educational Services & Training, a firm committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for emerging and seasoned professionals. MBS's past clients include General Motors, the United Negro College Fund, ExxonMobil, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Merck & Company, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Johnson & Johnson, PNC Bank, Citigroup and Corning Incorporated. Third, Dr. Pinkett co-founded the Inner City Consulting Group, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that specialized in the unique needs of inner city communities. Fourth, in affiliation with One Economy, Dr. Pinkett co-founded Access One Corporation, with a mission to ensure that affordable housing was equipped for the 21st century by implementing innovative, sustainable, broadband network and telecommunications solutions. BCT Partners represents his fifth and latest business venture, whereas across all five of his companies and to this day, Dr. Pinkett has maintained a relationship as business partners with his close friends and college classmates, Mr. Lawrence Hibbert, Mr. Dallas Grundy, and Dr. Jeffrey Robinson.

A sought after public speaker for corporate, government, collegiate, philanthropic, youth and community groups, Dr. Pinkett has been featured on nationally televised programs such as The Today Show, Fox Business News, MSNBC, and CNN, as well as featured in Parade magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. He was the Season 4 Winner of NBC's hit reality television The Apprentice, having been selected as one of 18 candidates chosen from among 1 million applicants to compete for this opportunity. He re-appeared on The Apprentice as a boardroom advisor and was a regular segment host for CEO EXCHANGE on PBS. He is a Leadership New Jersey (LNJ) Fellow, a Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, and is a recipient of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum’s (ITSMF) Beacon Award, National Urban League’s Business Excellence Award, National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Fellowship, Lucent Technologies Cooperative Research Fellowship Program (CRFP), University of Oxford Graduate Scholarship, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Entre...