NMSDC AC17 Photo1_AndreaSunnyvale, CA – ATR International, a leading staffing and consulting firm, has been selected to receive the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s prestigious class IV 2017 Supplier of the Year award. This recognition is the highest possible honor given by the NMSDC to minority owned businesses, as it recognizes outstanding growth, development, operational success, support of other minority businesses, and community participation.

“We are honored and humbled to receive this incredible award,” commented Jerry Brenholz, Co-Founder and CEO of ATR. “Our success is a testament to the efforts of our diverse employees. Their dedication has always been the cornerstone that makes us a strong and successful firm. This award would never have happened without them.”

The NMSDC nominates a total of sixteen regional winners from among its more than 12,000 eligible MBEs to compete for national Supplier of the Year honors. Winners are determined through a rigorous set of criteria that assesses sales figures, job creation history, business performance metrics, community involvement, and more. ATR International stood out from the competition by exceeding business expectations as well as through an overwhelming number of letters of recommendation, reference, and thanks from ATR clients and community organizations.

“As we move into the future, we will continue to be committed to diversity because we know that our firm, our clients, and our world are better when everyone contributes,” said Maria Novoa-Brenholz, Co-Founder and Principal of ATR. “We thank the NMSDC for this prestigious award and will proudly represent the diverse business community while giving hard-working people the opportunity to achieve the dream of providing for their families.”

ATR has previously been recognized by the NMSDC at the local and regional level. It has also previously won the WRMSDC Volunteer of the Year, Top 500 Diverse Businesses, and Top 100 Hispanic American Owned Business awards.


About ATR International

ATR International is a staffing and consulting leader and Minority Business Enterprise that serves the IT, engineering, accounting & finance, professional, manufacturing, and scientific industries. Founded in 1988 as a two-person Hispanic-owned business, it has grown to serve both small and Fortune 500 organizations while putting more than 35,000 people to work totaling over 14 million working hours. ATR has won a number of awards recognizing its business success and diversity and was most recently crowned the 2017 NMSDC Supplier of the Year. For more information, visit

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