Full Name
Randal Pinkett
Job Title
Cofounder, Chairman, and CEO
BCT Partners
Brief Biography
Randal Pinkett, Ph.D., MBA, has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and scholar. He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of BCT Partners, a global multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm. BCT’s mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. Randal is an expert in several areas relating to emerging technologies, “big data” analytics, social innovation, culture, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and is a regular contributor on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News. An international public speaker, he has authored several books, including Data-Driven DEI: The Tools and Metrics You Need to Analyze, Measure and Improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness, and more.

He holds five degrees including a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University; an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in England; and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, MBA, and Ph.D. from MIT. Most notably, he was the first and only African-American to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University; he was inducted to the Academic All-America Hall of Fame; and he was the winner of NBC’s reality television show, “The Apprentice.” A lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, he is happily married to Natasha Williams-Pinkett and the proud father of two daughters, Amira and Aniyah, and two sons, Jaz and Marquis.
Randal Pinkett