Hyve Solutions Exec Honored by California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus

He was one of 10 individuals recognized this past Monday during ceremonies that took place during Assembly and Senate sessions.

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

June 23, 2022

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Pictured above: Hyve Solutions’ Steve Ichinaga (second from left) receives a framed resolution from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (far left), State Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (second from right) and Assemblymember Evan Low (far right).  

Steve Ichinaga, founder and president of Hyve Solutions Corp., was honored by the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus during its annual Pride Month observations. He was one of 10 individuals recognized this past Monday during ceremonies that took place during Assembly and Senate sessions.

“I’m incredibly honored to be recognized by the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus,” said Ichinaga. “Creating a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and equitable for all of our co-workers at Hyve Solutions is a deeply rewarding and important part of my role as president.

“At Hyve, we believe that celebrating our differences cultivates innovation, which better serves our company, customers and partners. I congratulate the others recognized for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the LGBTQ community.”

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“We are thrilled to honor Steve Ichinaga during our annual Pride Month floor ceremony,” said the LGBTQ Caucus. “We strive to advocate for diversity and inclusion of all people and work diligently to support LGBTQ leaders who represent our community at the local, state, and federal levels. Steve’s work to protect and uplift those in his workplace exemplify our cause, and we applaud his contributions to the LGBTQ community.”

LGBTQ Employees Welcome

Ichinaga has spearheaded several initiatives at Hyve Solutions to encourage and welcome LGBTQ employees. In 2020 he created a global, cross-departmental diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) committee to engage Hyve’s diverse workforce. The committee led a “Get Out the Vote” campaign, increased digital signage to promote cultural holidays and events, and gathered essential materials for essential workers during the pandemic.

Hyve Solutions, a producer of hyperscale digital infrastructures, is a wholly owned subsidiary of TD SYNNEX Corp.

“Throughout his more than 35 years with the company, Steve has driven DEI forward at both Hyve Solutions and in the broader community,” said Rich Hume, CEO of TD SYNNEX. “A forward thinker and energetic leader, Steve is focused on what’s best for co-workers and the company.”

Under Ichinaga’s leadership, Hyve Solutions received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality and was named among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

Ichinaga uses his personal story to encourage others in the LGBTQ community to meet, network and provide mutual support. He led the company’s commitment to support the United Nations Global Standards for LGBTQ+ Equality. Ichinaga is an executive sponsor of the company’s Spectrum (LGBTQ+) employee resource group and often can be found discussing ways to increase representation for women, black and LGBTQ+ community members within the company.

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Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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