Jesse Cortez is the Global Inclusion Effectiveness Lead at Hewlett Packard Enterprise inside the Office of Diversity. In his role he is
responsible for HPE’s efforts to Accelerate Inclusion in the workplace.
With experience leading teams of regional and country Inclusion &
Diversity leaders across the globe, he has focused his efforts in creating
an environment of Inclusion that allows everyone to succeed and bring
their best to HPE.
Prior to this role, Jesse served as ‘Deputy’ CDO for the Global Functions
and Customer Success business units (~30,000 employees), charged with
all aspects of I&D, including talent acquisition, talent management and
retention. Also providing a global perspective, as well as governance and
thought leadership for multiple programs, he leveraged a data driven
approach to diagnosing/prescribing innovative solutions. Other areas of
focus included Persons with Disabilities and Ethnicity initiatives, as well as
serving as a liaison between Diversity and Talent Acquisition on sourcing
Over the past 15 years, Jesse has been dedicated to talent strategy and
diversity, fostering an inclusive environments for all people to succeed.
He has extensive corporate experience in leadership talent acquisition,
large scale diversity initiatives and has spent many years supporting
non-profit organizations along the way.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic IT
Executive Council (HITEC) and the Disability:IN Global Committee,
formerly the Advisory Board for the US Business Leadership Network
(USBLN). He is also frequently participates and contributes to a number
of other diversity partner organizations.
Originally from Chicago, Jesse now lives in the Dallas area with his wife,
son and daughter.