About Wes Combs
Wes Combs has more than 25 years of experience in the field of diversity and inclusion as a trusted advisor to organizations that seek to leverage diversity and create inclusive environments to optimize business and organizational performance in today’s global and multicultural world. Wes is a seasoned thought leader with the experience and passion to lead change and develop sustainable solutions capable of achieving measurable outcomes.
Before founding Combs Advisory Services, Wes served as the North American Diversity & Inclusion Director at The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. Wes was responsible for the design, development and execution of programs affecting the recruitment and retention of employees from diverse backgrounds at all levels at BCG.
Prior to BCG, Wes was a Senior Manager at Accenture Ltd. where he lead the firm’s global inclusion and diversity consulting practice, working with clients to embed diversity and inclusion into their business strategies.
Wes’s roots in diversity and inclusion began when he served as the president and co-founder of Witeck-Combs Communications, Inc, a consultancy focused on how multicultural and diversity issues impact corporate, non-profit and government organizational human capital management and marketing strategies. The firm believed that authenticity and transparency were central to a client’s success.
He serves as a strategic advisor and “go-to” person on a broad range of issues related to the diversity and inclusion efforts. He co-authored Business Inside Out: Capturing Millions of Brand Loyal Gay Consumers (Kaplan Publishing) in 2006, considered the first-ever book on marketing insights, practical tips and strategies targeting the LGBT consumer market.
Wes and his husband Greg Albright are actively engaged in their community in Washington, DC, guided by the personal philanthropic vision of equality and opportunity. Wes currently serves as a DC Advisory Board Member of The Posse Foundation.