Black History Month Spotlight: Darrien Pinkman

Darrien Pinkman, Senior Director of Global Corporate and Property Management Procurement, joined Tishman Speyer in 2018. He previously held leadership positions at Merck, where he was Executive Director of Global Technology and Global Marketing Services Procurement.

In his current role, Darrien is responsible for creating global sourcing strategies that enable the efficient acquisition of goods and services, which enable Tishman Speyer’s business strategy. He leads a global team that manages critical categories such as IT, Marketing, Legal, HR Services, Facilities Management, Travel, Card, and Site Services.

In his tenure at Tishman Speyer, he has been responsible for all aspects of Global Supplier Management, Contracting, and a newly launched Supplier Diversity and Economic Inclusion Program. Darrien sits on multiple Advisory Boards and has recently been named the Treasurer of the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Executive Board. He also founded Tishman Speyer’s Black Employee Network, where employees are encouraged to put forward opinions and suggestions regarding operations, work facilities, procedures, or any work-related issue.

What does Black History Month mean to you? 

“Black history month means the appreciation and acknowledgment of all black people who came before us and their accomplishments—honoring the past while understanding that we have a long way to go. The recognition of the people and culture that helped build our nation.”

With over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Project Management, and Business Development, Darrien has held positions of increasing responsibility within IBM, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, and Merck before joining Tishman Speyer.

He holds a BS in Business Management (Cum Laude) with a minor in managerial Economics from Centenary University, a Master’s in Program/Project Management from the Howe School at Steven’s Institute of Technology, and is also a Sigma green belt.

Learn more about Tishman Speyer’s Black Employee Network.