Hi, I’m Divan, the Founder of Zaphire.
Zaphire is my way of giving back to a nation that helped turn a poor, minority immigrant into the embodiment of the American Dream.
Armed with ambition, determination, and a passion for success, I worked my way through college and eventually got an entry-level job in IT.
Eighteen years later, driven by commitment and belief in myself, I’ve held senior IT positions at the most prominent financial institutions in the world (Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Citi Group and UBS), including Head of QA & Testing, Head of Regional Teams, and QA Director.
Having succeeded way beyond my wildest dreams, Zaphire is my way of aligning great people from any background looking for jobs with employers who believe that bias-free recruitment and a diverse workforce are positives that should be celebrated, supported, and advanced as causes.
Everyone deserves the chance to live their American Dream.
Zaphire is a people-first organization packed with fairness fanatics. Created by job seekers, for job seekers, Zaphire is all about recognizing the importance of hard work—a subject we know well. We’ve been there. We’ve done it before. And now it’s time to give back.
Our brand was designed to give a voice to the disenfranchised and smash the barriers stopping you from reaching your full potential.
We do this by taking a community approach to every step of our process: Sourcing, selecting, training, placement and delivery. It’s the people-focused approach that gives us the means to solve our clients’ challenges. Whether they need fast hiring solutions, a more diverse workforce, local hiring options, or a fresh approach to social responsibility, we make it happen.
But really, our brand isn’t about the metrics, it’s about our people. We at Zaphire believe in the power of attitude. After all, you can always learn a new skill, but learning new attitudes is another story..
Modeline Fenelon, Esq., is General Counsel for Zaphire. She is responsible for overseeing Zaphire’s legal affairs including employment law, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate matters.
Prior to joining Zaphire, she served as General Counsel for Seldat a global 3PL and technology company. She also served as Principal of the Law Offices of Modeline Fenelon, a civil litigation firm, and was an associate attorney for a mid-size general practice law firm.
Ms. Fenelon devotes herself to giving back to society and her community by volunteering with numerous not-for-profits such as Access to Justice NY State Courts, Open Hands Legal Services, Don’t Walk By, Empire Mock Trial and more.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/Social Studies and Pre-Law from York College/CUNY and her Juris Doctorate degree from Appalachian School of Law.
Fair recruiting driven by technology
Professional reskilling assistance
Access to industry professionals
Organic, local, and vetted talent
Fast hiring driven by technology
Corporate social responsibility
Simple engagement model
/zaph fire/ like sapphire with emphasis on Zzz. Noun : A diamond in the rough. Verb : Hire fast.
We are almost there and setting up a solid foundation for lot of good work to come. We will launch in fall of 2020 with focus on tri state area in the east coast of US then expand to other states.
We know the job market just isn’t fair. With expensive education,overseas hiring, and job automation decreasing opportunities for stateside workers, it’s easy to get caught up in the challenges. Let us help you smash these roadblocks and empower you to achieve your dreams. We are long term focused and look at your career not just getting a job.
We know how hard it is to source a diverse, reliable, and of course, talented, team of workers in the job market. We also know how hard it is to compete when your competitors rely on cheap, overseas talent to undercut you on price. We can help you solve these challenges.
Absolutely. In fact, we specialize in preparing untested workers and creating new careers for those without work experience—as long as you’re committed to finding success through hard work and have passion for IT! Contact us for more details on how we can help.
To get a job : If you are trained and ready, within a day provided we have suitable open roles available. The timetable generally depends on your experience and desired career track.
To get a candidate : Immediately, if we have them available.The timetable generally depends on skill and talent desired. Zaphire will strategically work with you to fill the need directly or working with our partners.