Welcome to JobMakers, a new, weekly podcast, produced by Pioneer Institute and The Immigrant Learning Center. Host Denzil Mohammed explores the world of risk-taking immigrants, who create new products, services and jobs in New England and across the United States.
In the debut episode, Denzil talks with Herby Duverné, CEO at Windwalker Group, an award-winning small business with more than 25 years of experience in physical and cybersecurity solutions that protect and prepare companies through custom learning and training solutions. Herby shares his background as a Haitian immigrant, and some of the challenges of moving to America, working through college to support his family, and embarking on a career path. They discuss what inspired him to start his own business, how he prepared for success, lessons he has learned along the way, and how he gives back.
Herby Duverné is currently CEO at Windwalker Group, which specializes in creating online training content in compliance, safety, Human Resources, and general business skills. Previously, he was the Principal and CEO of Taino Consulting Group, and held security management positions for the Massachusetts Port Authority and State Street Bank. He has wide experience in infrastructure protection, intelligence, law enforcement, investigations, retail security, crisis management, loss prevention, and aviation and port emergency management. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizen Academy in 2012. He earned a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Northeastern University.
Denzil Mohammed is the host of JobMakers, a weekly podcast brought to you by Pioneer Institute and The Immigrant Learning Center. Denzil is the Director of The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute, where he focuses on specialized online education, research, teacher resources, publications and events that educate Americans on the contributions of immigrants. He began his career in journalism in 2000 in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago, and previously worked for swissnex Boston/Consulate of Switzerland. Denzil has an MS in Global Communications from Northeastern University and a BA in Communication Studies/Literatures in English from University of the West Indies. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.