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The supplier.io Story

Helping companies engage with more diverse suppliers.

Our Mission

Every year, businesses purchase over $10 trillion worth of goods and services from other businesses. We believe that all businesses should have an equal opportunity to participate in these transactions and participate in their economic benefits. Historically, small, and diverse businesses have struggled to get equal representation in B2B transactions. We believe supplier diversity can change that - and that is why we have created a network of buyers and suppliers to help companies find and engage more small and diverse businesses that foster the growth of local communities through job and wealth creation.

cvm iconWhat is Supplier Diversity?

Supplier Diversity is a business strategy that encourages the use of diverse suppliers in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Supplier Diversity emphasizes the creation of a diverse supply chain that ensures the inclusion of diverse groups in the procurement plans for government, not-for-profits, and private industry. Statistics show that companies who embrace diversity are more profitable than companies who don’t.

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Our History

Started in 2011, supplier.io has rapidly become a prominent provider of supplier diversity solutions. We currently support customers in all stages of the supplier diversity journey. Our team has a long history in driving groundbreaking innovations in supplier diversity. We work with our customers to deliver effective solutions that provide measurable value and results.

In 2019, supplier.io acquired CVM Solutions. CVM pioneered many of the solutions that are considered industry standards today. This acquisition has enabled our customers to gain access to the largest network of diverse businesses and the combination of the best solutions on the market.

Today, we continue to focus on providing strategic solutions to our customers. Whether you are starting a new program, or already have a successful program, we believe our solutions can help you get to the next stage in your journey to make a lasting impact through supplier diversity.

The Solutions of supplier.io

Supplier Diversity Solutions

Regardless of your supplier diversity program's maturity level, our strategic approach and  world-class technology empower you to realize your highly desired goals.


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Diverse Suppliers

Our Supplier Registration portal enables diverse and small suppliers access to and to be discovered by corporations  looking for new supplier sources.


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Strategic Services

We provide guidance, consulting, and expertise around best practices in the Supplier Diversity industry.  We can help you discover what is possible with your program.  


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Valuable Partnerships

We support and partner with top certification agencies including:

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Women's Business Enterprise National Council

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National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

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Minority Supplier Development UK

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National Minority Supplier Development Council

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Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council

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Our Clients

We have played a significant role in helping the supplier diversity programs of our clients grow consistently over the course of nearly twenty years. As a testament of our success, our clients represent over 50% of the Fortune 100, the Billion Dollar Roundtable, and the 2018 Diversity Inc. Top 50.

Our Continuing Commitment to Diversity Inclusion

We have been an advocate for the Supplier Diversity movement and a leader in the industry for many years, and we're also just as passionate about diversity inclusion. Within the walls of supplier.io, our staff consists of a very diverse community of Women, Gay and Lesbian, African Americans, Asians, Latinos and Asian Indians. Over 50% of our overall workforce is diverse and over 75% of our management team. 

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Our team volunteering in the community.

It's difficult to understand the needs of a customer unless you have truly walked in their shoes. Well, we have. Our team of seasoned professionals  come from the supplier diversity community and, as a result, personally understand the importance of a robust supplier diversity program.

Collectively our team represents over five decades of experience in supplier diversity.