Our Commitment to Diversity

Since 1987, our mission has been to develop and grow your practice by supporting and encouraging talent, promoting diversity and creating new opportunities.


In February of 2020, Back Bay Staffing Group and M&A Supplier Diversity Consulting (M&A SDC) announce a collaboration to integrate our service offerings to make a one-stop shop for certification assistance, SDP Plans, B2B networking, grant writing, and professional staffing solutions.


The company’s CEO, Joni Lee Rossi, served on the Affirmative Market Program Advisory Board of Massachusetts. Rossi is now a board member of the Supplier Diversity Office. Rossi’s company, CQ Personnel has served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a vendor, placing administrative, IT and legal staff in jobs since the late ‘80s. Prior to that, her firm was one of the original staffing agencies chosen to serve as a diversity vendor to Bechtel/Parsons.


Rossi has long been an advocate and mentor to minority and women-owned businesses. In 2002, she addressed a group of minority and women-owned businesses about “Best Practices for Bidding on State Contracts” for the Commonwealth’s Affirmative Market Program. Women’s Business Journal published Rossi’s article, “Make Hiring Easy- Rely on an Agency,” in which she addressed the provocative topic of background checks. In 2010, Rossi won the “Woman of Action” award from the esteemed Boston Women’s Fund in recognition of her advocacy for justice and opportunities for women and girls.


In 2000, the company was chosen as MetLife’s Diversity Supplier. In 2011, Rossi was awarded a Governor’s Citation in recognition of CQ Personnel’s service and commitment to the Supplier Diversity Program and her successful completion of the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office Future Workshop.

Joni Lee continues to assist minorities and women to find jobs and succeed at reaching their goals.