Convergint’s Inclusion & Diversity Council serves as a working advisory body to Convergint leadership. Their purpose is to ensure diversity, equality, and accessibility are considered in strategic management initiatives, to assist in the alignment of strategic planning with I&D objectives, and to develop and support initiatives aimed at promoting inclusion.

Council Members


Stephanie has been with Convergint since 2019 starting as a Project Coordinator. Her time has been filled with opportunities for leadership and growth, bringing her to her current role in North American Operations. Stephanie has made Inclusion and Diversity a major part of all her roles and prides herself on making sure all colleagues feel welcome and have opportunities to grow within Convergint. She is honored to have been selected as Vice Chair and looks forward to continuing to influence change around I&D at Convergint.

Vice Chair

Terrence Baker started at Convergint on the 13th September, 2013. Terrence works out of the New York CTC. The roles that Terrence fill include Service Supervisor Banking Division, Fleet Manager, Regional Safety Champion, Regional iCare Champion–iCare trainer, Regional I&D Committee member, and Project Manager for Chase Bank retail locations. Terrence is passionate, dedicated, and an energetic person that loves the interaction with Colleagues on a daily basis. Every Sunday since February of 2014, Terrence has sent a safety message to 9 CTC’s across the nation.

Council Member

Kendyll Mayer has been working for Convergint since 2015, starting in the warehouse, moving to a specialist role in 2017. Kendyll is thrilled to be a part of the I&D council and looks forward to the initiative of making Convergint an even more inclusive culture.

Council Member

Noori Azmi joined Convergint in 2020 as its first dedicated Recruiter. She brings with her 10 years of recruitment experience from various industries. Though Noori graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting, she found her passion to be in Talent Acquisition and bringing people together. Noori also takes great pride in being first generation with parents from Pakistan and speaking three languages.

Janice Burse
Council Member

Janice has been with Convergint since 2019, starting as a project designer and moving to her current role as Technical Operations Manager – Engineering in 2022. She has over 30 years of experience in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Electrical Coordination, and CAD Management, 18 of which are in the security integration industry. Janice is active in the Convergint Women Connect and Unify affinity groups here at Convergint and NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). She believes our inclusion and diversity initiatives will continue to amplify the fact that all colleagues are valued.


Council Member

Steve has over 28 years of experience in law enforcement, military, professional services consulting, and project & program management in a variety of industries. Steve’s life experience includes living abroad both as a military brat and as an adult through varied professional contracts. He’s lived in Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Korea, Germany, and the UAE and has worked and traveled to over 60 countries thus far. He graduated with a degree in Organizational Development and is passionate about leadership and developing high-performing teams.


Council Member

Mickey has been in the Security Industry since 1999. Mickey started with Convergint in 2013 as an Administrator II & Warehouse Coordinator. Mickey is now a Project Coordinator for Convergint’s Fire, Sprinkler & Security Division at our Lake Mary. Mickey is now part of the planning committee at Convergint’s CTC, planning Breast Cancer walks, Potlucks & all activities, Mickey loves getting the Team together for some Fun & Laughter.

Council Member

Joe Morone joined Convergint in 2022 as Vice President of Sales Operations, having previously provided consulting services through his company Worldleaders Inc. Joe has a 30 year track record for leading B2B sales teams and is globally recognized for his research and leadership in complex B2B sales methods. He is the author of a five-star rated book, The Smart Sales Method which has helped hundreds of organizations improve their results. Indeed, Joe is leading a sales revolution here at Convergint, focused on training AEs nationwide for more successful transactional and consultative selling across all verticals. Joe has recently become certified in organizational change management.

Council Member

Scott Ferguson has over 30 years of experience in Fortune 200 companies, including two decades of experience as Division President. He joined Convergint after having served as GM for multiple global systems integration companies with decades of consistent success in sales, revenue, and earnings growth. Scott is a proven leader with a long-term track record of success in recruiting and training.

Executive Leadership

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Vice President,  I&D and North American Operations

Yaruba Tate has over 20 years of experience in the industry, joining Pinkerton Systems Integration in 1999 after serving in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. Yaruba joined Convergint in 2003 and has held several key leadership roles over the span of his career, with experience in sales, finance, operations, recruiting, and team development. Yaruba now serves as Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity. In this position, he provides education and training, improves communication between leadership and colleagues, and creates programs to promote inclusion and diversity—creating safe spaces at Convergint for underrepresented groups of colleagues across the globe.

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DAVID Conners
Director Inclusion & Diversity

David Conners has over two decades of experience in system integration. His journey began shortly after college graduation, when he entered the industry in a technical capacity as a service specialist. Over time, David transitioned to an IT Specialist role, leveraging his technical expertise. He collaborated closely with account executives as a technical sales engineer before assuming leadership positions such as Service Supervisor, Operations Supervisor, IT Supervisor, and IT Manager. In these roles, he provided mentorship, strategic roadmaps, and technical training. Currently, David serves as the Director of Inclusion and Diversity, where he focuses on education, training, and promoting diversity for underrepresented groups while actively recruiting new talent.