Jesse Cortez is the Global Inclusion Effectiveness Lead at Hewlett
Packard Enterprise, reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer. In his role he
is responsible for HPE’s efforts to accelerate Inclusion in the workplace.
He leads a team of regional Inclusion & Diversity leaders across the globe
who are charged with 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 (>20,000 employees), charged with
all aspects of I&D, including talent acquisition, talent management and
retention. Also, serving to provide global leadership, governance and
thought leadership for multiple programs, leveraging a data driven
approach to diagnosing/prescribing innovative solutions. Other areas of
focus include Persons with Disabilities and Ethnicity Diversity initiatives,
as well as serving as a liaison between Diversity and Global Talent
Acquisition on sourcing strategies.
Throughout his career, Jesse has focused on talent and diversity, fostering
an inclusive environment for our people to succeed. He has extensive experience
in leadership talent acquisition, large scale diversity initiatives
and working with non-profit organizations over the past 13 years. He currently
sits on the Advisory Boards for both the Hispanic IT Executive Council
(HITEC) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and frequently
participates and contributes to a number of other partner organizations.
Prior to joining HPE, Jesse spent 5 years with Accenture leading global
and US based talent acquisition teams at the senior executive (partner)
level focused on various industries, including: Health & Public Service;
Natural Resources; Communications, Media & Technology; and Products,
Retail & Automotive. Before being recruited to Accenture, he co-founded
and ran a niche search firm focused on Healthcare recruitment.
Originally from Chicago, Jesse now lives in the Dallas area with his wife,
son and daughter.