ADFT was founded to help financial service organizations identify and hire diverse talent.


An Association Created for and Driven by Diversity


To be the premier resource of qualified diverse talent for financial institutions worldwide.


To enrich the professional lives of our diverse community by providing career opportunities, and continued professional development.


To assist financial partners achieve a more diverse, collaborative work environment by sourcing professionals who are capable of making significant contributions to their organizations.

Meet The Team


Paul Newman


Co-Founder – ADFT

Paul has led global and domestic human resources teams in financial services and retail organizations for over 20 years. His years of work experience in human resources leadership encompasses roles in talent acquisition, total rewards, DE&I, college relations, and human resources management. He graduated with a BS in Economics and holds certifications from Cornell University and Yale University and is currently pursuing a MS in Human Resource Management.


Howard Crockett III


Co-Founder – ADFT

Howard is a licensed financial professional who has coached investment teams for over 20 years. His experience includes Sales Management, Strategic Planning, and Organizational Behavior. He graduated with a BS in Business Management and Economics and holds two advanced degrees a MBA and a MS in Strategic Management both from the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.


How Can ADFT Help You?

Whether you’re looking to list a job, in search of a new opportunity, or just have a general interest in ADFT, we’re here to help.

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