The E-MBE.net Web site was started in May 2000 by Richard J. Hernandez, CPCM. The purpose of the site, was to help small, minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) close the “digital divide” by providing them with free and information-rich tutorials on how to develop an effective presence on the Internet. The site grew to provide 60 free tutorials. <Click Here>


Since that time, the Web site – and company – have evolved. The focus is now on the next level, i.e., helping M/WBE firms become strategic suppliers to corporations and government agencies.



Our Founder

Mr. Richard J. Hernandez, CPCM has over 20 years of experience as a Purchasing Manager and Supplier Diversity Manager both with major corporations and with the Federal government. Mr. Hernandez’s experience includes the following:

  • Contracting Officer U.S. Air Force (Captain, USAF)
  • Manager, Corporate Supplier Diversity U.S. Postal Service
  • Senior Sourcing Specialist Amoco
  • VP Supplier Diversity PurchasePro.com
  • Sr. Business Development Manager SBC

Mr. Hernandez has also published over 60 articles in the last 18 years in a variety of magazines to include: MBE, Contract Management, Air Force Journal of Logistics, Minority Business News, etc. He is also the co-author of the following books:

  • Negotiating a Quality Contract
  • 8(a) Survival Guide
  • M/WBE Mentoring Handbook

Mr. Hernandez is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has a Masters of Logistics Management degree.


Supplier Diversity


E-MBE.net is a certified minority- and veteran-owned business. NMSDC certified MBE firm.


DUNS Number




NAICS Codes:

  • 541611 Business Management Consulting Services
  • 541611 Strategic Planning Consulting Services
  • 541511 Web (i.e., Internet) Page Design Services, Custom
  • 541513 Web Content Management
  • 541910 Marketing Research Services
  • 541613 Marketing Consulting Services
  • 711510 Technical Writing


At-a-Glance Company Capabilities Summary <Click Here>



PO Box 617995
Chicago, IL 60661
312-404-2224 (Phone) * rhernandez@e-mbe.net

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