VRM Mortgage Services, an outsourcing solutions provider for residential and commercial assets, has received multiple awards from DiversityBusiness.com for the third consecutive year, according to an announcement from VRM.
DiversityBusiness.com has identified the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs in a variety of categories for 16 years, and they continue to recognize VRM as one of the top African-American and diversity-owned and privately held businesses in the country.
“This is the third consecutive year we’ve been honored by DiversityBusiness. The recognition from these awards renews our efforts to strive for even greater excellence as company,” said Keith Murray, president and CEO of VRM Mortgage Services. “More importantly, I believe it is also a result of our efforts in our industry. In this past year we’ve contributed a number or diversity & inclusion initiatives including introducing a new self-assessment tool for our industry to advance this cause as a whole.”
VRM ranked 47th on the list of “Top 100 African American-Owned Businesses in the United States” category and 158th in the “Top 400 Diversity-Owned Company in the United States” category out of a pool of 1.5 million businesses.
In addition to the national rankings, VRM placed 17th on “Top 100 Diversity-Owned Company in Texas” list and 21st on the “Top 100 Privately-Held Company in Texas” list.
VRM’s training division, VRM University, introduced its Diversity & Inclusion Self-Assessment toolkit in 2015 to provide financial service businesses with a free alternative to benchmark, document, and report their compliance with section 342 of Dodd-Frank.
Also, VRM’s leadership serves on multiple industry boards for diversity and inclusion, including the Five Star Institute’s American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) and the NAWRB’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC). VRM continues to be a strong supporter of the industry’s diverse real estate organizations through grant programs and specialized training opportunities through VRM University.