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Jesse Cortez
Executive Board Member\

Jesse Cortez

Senior Director
Diversity and Executive Talent

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 strategies.

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.

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