Archive of Hispanic Article

Archive of Hispanic Article


  • Alvaro Toro Never Stops Innovating
    Alvaro Toro fell in love with IT when he was in college. He’s as excited as ever by the field’s propensity for transformation.... more
  • Karina Becerra Dahir Listens Closely to the Consumer
    VP of Consumer Advocacy and Compliance Karina Becerra Dahir is making sure all voices are heard on SiriusXM... more
  • Alex Costa Transforms IT into a Growth Engine at PSC Group
    Discover how PSC Group’s Alex Costa revolutionizes technology support across diverse business lines... more
  • Claudia Infante Leverages Data to Help Future Proof the Margaritaville Lifestyle
    Claudia Infante is driving incredible tech innovation in the laid-back “town” of Margaritaville... more
  • Augusto Romano Brings US Hispanics a Taste of Home at Digo
    Augusto Romano helps provide a more tailored and thoughtful engagement of the Latino consumer... more
  • Lynette Aguilar’s Upbringing Inspires Service at AT&T
    Lynette Aguilar’s journey from her upbringing to her leadership at AT&T exemplifies a commitment to service and community impact.... more
  • Maria Alejandra Melendez Details the Four Bedpost Pillars at Mattress Firm
    Maria Alejandra Melendez is new to Mattress Firm, but not to building world-class HR organizations... more
  • Meet the Trailblazer Disrupting Silicon Valley’s Status Quo: Rocío Van Nierop
    Rocío Van Nierop is on a quest to diversify the tech industry—one Latina at a time... more
  • Juan Guerrero Paves a New Way Forward at Big Lots
    Senior Vice President Juan Guerrero reveals his plan to build the supply chain of the future with Big Lots returning to its roots as a bargain retailer... more
  • Adriana Graham Drives Transformation as a Global CIO
    Latina leader Deanna Moreno Hernandez shatters the corporate ceiling at McDonald’s, redefining success on her own terms... more
  • From Teen Mom to Marketing Maverick: Deanna Moreno Hernandez
    Latina leader Deanna Moreno Hernandez shatters the corporate ceiling at McDonald’s, redefining success on her own terms... more
  • Lillian A. Plata Helps Create Affordable Housing at Conifer Realty
    Lillian A. Plata is a general counsel who knows a thing or two about housing insecurity... more
  • Gracie Lozano Has Served Military Personnel and Their Families for 30...
    By serving USAA’s 13 million members, Gracie Lozano is serving members of her own family as well... more
  • Catalina Laverde Sets Promises—and Fulfills Them
    How Catalina Laverde took ownership of her life and career to set the course not only for herself, but also to show other Latinas how they can do the same... more
  • Leading Through Healthcare’s Most Difficult Days
    Cristian Castillo, a thirty-four-year healthcare veteran and Mount Sinai VP of operations, uses empathy to battle healthcare’s financial woes... more
  • Gabriel Montauti Translates Flavors to Success at Denny’s
    Gabriel Montauti leans on his own international background, as well as his culinary and operations expertise, to bring the Denny’s experience to restaurant-goers around the globe.... more
  • Evelyn González Will Never Stop Being Curious
    Lifelong learner Evelyn González has embraced the digital landscape to drive an innovative marketing strategy and improve the customer experience at Puratos... more
  • Alma Anguiano Creates Opportunities for Diverse Talent Over Decades at McDonald’s
    Alma Anguiano might as well have a doctorate in the business of McDonald’s, and it’s paid off exponentially... more
  • Claudette Soto Builds Up Chicago Communities and Talent
    Through her mission-driven construction management firm baso, Claudette Soto is changing the environment to better serve its people... more
  • David Ricca: From Soccer Star to Community Champion
    Soccer saved his life, and now David Ricca champions the sport’s power to transform lives and communities through organizations like Street Soccer USA... more
  • Byron Alvarez Is Ready for the Next Supply Chain Challenge
    Byron Alvarez brought massive improvements to Upfield’s supply chain, and now he’s ready to keep expanding with a brand-new distribution center... more
  • Philip Catron Lives a Green American Dream
    With a passion for environmentally friendly lawn care, Philip Catron founded NaturaLawn of America and created opportunities for franchisees to follow in his footsteps... more
  • Juan Alfonso Helps Others See Their Strengths
    Looking back on his career path, Juan Alfonso believes that every experience made him into the leader he is today—and he wouldn’t change a thing... more
  • Ricardo Gonzalez Helps CommuniCare Prove Nonprofit Health Systems Can Be the...
    Ricardo Gonzalez highlights revolutionary thinking by propelling big builds at CommuniCare... more
  • Ana Bennett Bridges IT and Business at Hisco
    Ana Bennett shares how she learned to get the most out of her technical and business colleagues throughout her decades-long care.... more
  • Meet the Engineer-Turned-VC Investing in the Future of Food Tech
    Noramay Cadena, Co-founder of Supply Change Capital, invests in new talent aiming to create a more inclusive, resilient, and climate-friendly future for food tech.... more
  • Want to Be a Procurement Leader? See the Bigger Picture
    Luis Gonzalez shares the role procurement should play in business—that it should serve as a means, not an end... more
  • Robert Quintanilla: From Baggage Handler to Managing Director
    Robert Quintanilla took a job as a baggage handler with Southwest Airlines nearly four decades ago. Today, he leads more than 250 employees as a managing director.... more
  • NextGen to Watch: Sara Maldonado
    Warner Bros. Discovery’s Sara Maldonado navigates her career in an exciting and ever-evolving industry all while supporting new Latino talent... more
  • Janet González Tudor Tackles Complex Projects at HDR
    How Janet González Tudor tripled her team in three years, took on a new promotion, and continues to find new ways to serve communities... more
  • Oracio Galindo Creates the Future of Leadership at the Los Angeles...
    HR expert Oracio Galindo shares the importance of mentorship, how it helped him grow into a leader, and how he’s mentoring the next generation of leaders... more
  • How Patrick Trevino Puts People First
    EVP Patrick Trevino shares his human-centric leadership philosophy and how it aligns with the culture at TRAX Analytics... more
  • Azucena Maldonado Welcomes Latinas to the World of Golf
    Latina Golfers Association Founder Azucena Maldonado creates a golfing community for Latinas to expand their skills and leadership development... more
  • Iris Diaz Helps the Dallas Mavericks Lead the Way in Representation
    The success of Chief Marketing Officer Iris Diaz represents the Mavericks’ broader efforts to reflect the Dallas-Fort Worth community... more
  • Iliana Limón Romero on the Power of Constants
    After breaking barriers in sports journalism, Los Angeles Times’ Iliana Limón Romero shares her story and how she’s making sure other Latinos are given the opportunities to succeed... more
  • Alain Monroy Continues to Serve Those Who Served
    After building partnerships for the Vegas Golden Knights, Alain Monroy utilizes his expertise and passion as director of strategic partnerships at Veteran Benefits Guide... more
  • Carmen Canton Takes a Holistic Approach to People Strategy
    As the chief people officer of Loews Hotels & Co, Carmen Canton relies on collaboration to build all areas of the people strategy... more
  • Bernie Escobedo Builds Communities Wherever He Goes
    Benefits expert Bernie Escobedo shares how he and his team built a best-in-class benefits plan to serve DXC Technology’s fully remote workforce... more
  • Cisco Sanchez Turns Headwinds into Opportunity
    As Qualcomm’s CIO, Cisco Sanchez navigates the ever-evolving world of wireless technology with flexibility and curiosity... more
  • Alejandro Gene Builds a Seal of Trust at Bristol Myers Squibb
    Chief Privacy Officer Alejandro Gene shares the importance of trust in navigating privacy laws and a data-centered business environment... more
  • Carlos Quezada Embraces Empathetic Disruption
    How Carriage Services CEO Carlos Quezada aims to transform the death care industry through technological innovation and celebration of life... more
  • VIDA Believes in Better World for the Rio Grande Valley
    With unrivaled training programs and support network, Felida Villarreal and Irma Garcia help Rio Grande Valley residents secure high-skilled, high-wage jobs... more
  • Joseph Machicote Defines Culture at Premier
    Premier’s Joseph Machicote says companies should embrace dignity and respect before having the difficult DEI conversations... more
  • NextGen to Watch: Gabriel Gamez
    Gabriel Gamez is an MBA candidate at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania... more
  • Verena Meraldi is the Cruise Industry’s First Chief Scientist
    Verena Meraldi is in a first-of-its-kind role at Hurtigruten Expeditions, and she is using her position to advocate for a cruising and adventure travel mode that is better for the planet... more
  • Brady Ayala on Offering Better Benefits
    Brady Ayala and his team at Alliant Insurance Services leverage data to help create better benefit packages and inclusive employee wellness programs... more
  • Tony Alonzo Asks the Right “Why”
    Tony Alonzo on creating the framework for his team’s success, bringing Master Electronics toward the future, and leadership lessons he’s learned along the way... more
  • NextGen Collective: From Intern to Program Manager: Meet Rebecca Reza of...
    Rebecca Reza was a mechanical engineering student at Yale when she learned about a very interesting internship opportunity at the tech giant.... more
  • Erick Fernandez Helps CareMax Deliver Value-Based Care
    Chief Accounting Officer Erick Fernandez talks his journey to CareMax and the distinct lack of CPAs in the field at present... more
  • Brenda Victoria Finds Her Voice at TelevisaUnivision
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  • Marcos Vicente Leads with the 3 Hs of Leadership
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  • Luiz Gondim Serves J&J’s Mission through Innovation
    Luiz Gondim shares how aligning to a common mission with five key behaviors is the foundation for a successful high-performing team in his role as head of technology for Janssen Latin America... more
  • Julian Santos Is Always Looking to Learn
    How a passion for knowledge led Julian Santos to bring operational efficiency to Christianbook as its Vice President of Operations... more
  • Fran Katsoudas Leads a Culture of Purpose
    As Cisco’s chief people, policy, and purpose officer, Fran Katsoudas leads with empathy and builds trust to create an inclusive, positive environment... more
  • Nayli Russo Brings a Sports Agnostic View to Innovation
    Nayli Russo may not be a baseball fanatic, but her long-term strategy and vision are paying off for the Pittsburgh Pirates... more
  • Daniel Valenzuela Tells It Like It Is
    For CFO Daniel Valenzuela, transparency is the key to success at TPC Group and beyond... more
  • Gabriela Valverde-Rivera Takes HR Digital
    As senior director and HR business partner of North America digital commerce at Nike, Gabriela Valverde-Rivera has brought a culture of inclusion, belonging, and learning to the digital space... more
  • Juan Jose Pajon on His Pivot from Finance to Technology
    Juan Jose Pajon began his career in accounting but, with years of training, hard work, and experience, he is now the technology leader for Grupo Bimbo and leads technology, innovation, and transformation for the world’s largest bakery... more
  • Ask the CMO: Ariela Nerubay, CMO of Curacao
    Tech-savvy CMO Ariela Nerubay shares Curacao’s retail marketing and multicultural marketing strategies.... more
  • Omar Morales Thinks Everyone Needs a Personal Board of Directors
    Omar Morales believes everyone benefits from a personal board of directors for sage advice.... more
  • Sara Ivarra Juarez Has the Résumé for Success
    Sara Ivarra Juarez shares her impactful career experiences that led to her finding a strong path at Mosaic Health System... more
  • Carlos Salcines on What One Big Movie Can Do for a...
    Carlos Salcines talks about the power of diverse representation on and off screen at Warner Bros. Pictures... more
  • Peter Gamez Is Putting Oakland on the Map
    Peter Gamez has always loved Oakland. As CEO of its destination marketing organization, he’s helping a new generation discover all the city has to offer.... more
  • Carlos Rivas Builds a Culture of M&A at Instacart
    Carlos Rivas didn’t plan to go in-house many years ago, but he’s glad he stayed open to change and recently joined the grocery technology company... more
  • Lennies Gutierrez Is Closing the Digital Divide
    Many Americans lack convenient and affordable internet access. Comcast’s Lennies Gutierrez is working to change that while honoring her father’s legal legacy.... more
  • Juliana Nunes Finds Purpose
    As part the leadership team at Johnson & Johnson, Juliana Nunes finds her purpose harnessing tech for the betterment of the organization’s people.... more
  • Ilda Andaluz Is More than a Title
    At Varel Energy Solutions, HR EVP Ilda Andaluz takes pride in being more than her title. She’s an advocate for women in the workforce and for her team’s development.... more
  • The College President Advocating for Hispanic and Indigenous Students
    Dr. Martin Ahumada has dedicated his career to improving institutions serving Hispanic and Indigenous students.... more
  • Martha Ventura Builds Bridges Toward STEM at T-Mobile
    T-Mobile VP of Engineering and Operations Martha Ventura is a rare breed as a Latina in a male-dominated field. That’s why she’s building bridges to increase the number of women in tech.... more
  • Diana Rey-Marrero Takes Courageous Accountability
    Diana Rey-Marrero, Vice President of Global Business Services, Cummins, INC.... more
  • Bill Viqueira Embraces a Proud Call to Public Service
    Bill Viqueira details his transition to the public sector as SVP, CFO, and treasurer at NJ TRANSIT, helping weather the pandemic-induced challenges and leading public-private partnerships that will leave a lasting legacy... more
  • Jorge Juan Primo Planta Is Driven to Succeed
    Jorge Juan Primo Planta has been propelled by a strong work ethic since childhood; at Driven Brands he’s using it to help the company grow rapidly... more
  • Mario Cabrera Embraces Hispanic Values at Boehringer Ingelheim
    Mario Cabrera didn’t want to become someone else to get ahead, and he didn’t have to at Boehringer Ingelheim... more
  • Alex Quevedo on 25 Years of Big Moves at ADP
    Alex Quevedo, President, Human Resources Outsourcing, ADP... more
  • Anthony Redondo Is a Leader, Not a Boss
    For the past twelve years, Anthony Redondo has aided Blackhawk Network’s expansions. Now, he emphasizes trust in leading his teams to do the same.... more
  • Pedro L. Figueroa Is Paving the Way for Others
    Pedro L. Figueroa’s family has roots in the sugar industry for multiple generations.... more
  • Eliecer Viamontes Powers a Cultural Legacy
    Whether in Hialeah or Houston, Eliecer Viamontes leads with humility as CEO of Entergy Texas... more
  • Elizabeth Nieto on Belonging in the Band at Spotify
    Elizabeth Nieto, Global Head of Equity and Impact, Spotify; Photo by Donnelly Marks... more
  • Juan Taveras on Launching DEI Pro Finder
    As a tenured Human Resources and DEI champion, Juan Taveras empowers experts through an online resource and connection hub... more
  • Brianna Hinojosa-Smith Talks Fast Food Future
    Brianna Hinojosa-Smith is harnessing the power of diversity while serving up innovation as Yum! Brands’ digital and technology legal lead... more
  • Marissa Solis is Calling the Plays at the NFL
    Marissa Solis is writing a new playbook for diversifying the NFL’s fan base, giving back to communities, and transforming in step with America’s changing demographics... more
  • David de Leon Is Helping to Build a Better Wisconsin
    David de Leon provides an example of citizenship at its finest at Alliant Energy... more
  • Silvina Nordenstohl on Cultivating a Happy Office Culture
    In the aftermath of the pandemic, Galderma’s Head of US Silvina Nordenstohl sees an opportunity for positive change as she leads the organization into its next phase... more
  • 30 Under 30: Lyanne Alfaro
    NextGen Collective: 30 Questions with Google’s Lyanne Alfaro... more
  • Colombiana Monica Manotas Leads Life Sciences at Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Monica Manotas, senior vice president and president at global biotech company Thermo Fisher, brings a global perspective to leadership, science... more
  • Naty Figueroa on Being a VP at BP
    Vice President Naty Figueroa is a key player in the company’s net-zero ambition and an example of how determination can land you a seat at the table... more
  • NextGen to Watch: Bryant Burciaga
    Bryant Burciaga is pursuing his MBA at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.... more
  • For George Pauta, There’s No Success without Failure
    George Pauta strives to be a strong mentor while also supporting Sweetgreen’s mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food... more
  • Camila Villa on her Dream Job at Baxter
    Camila Villa knew she could thrive in a corporate setting from childhood, and as a director of talent management at Baxter, she’s helping the business and its people reach new heights... more
  • Victoria Soto Answers the Call
    A former first responder, Victoria Soto operates under pressure and aids first-line workers as director of HR and safety at door-manufacturer Steves & Sons... more
  • Roldan Aguilar Leads with Loyalty
    Andrea Campos quit her job in 2020 to focus on projects she truly enjoyed. The move paid off—she’s since landed gigs as an illustrator for A-list celebrities like Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez.... more
  • Andrea Campos Followed Her Joy
    Andrea Campos quit her job in 2020 to focus on projects she truly enjoyed. The move paid off—she’s since landed gigs as an illustrator for A-list celebrities like Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez.... more
  • Stabilizing Your Cash Flow
    Cash Flow is the life blood of your business. Here are some ideas for getting a handle on your cash flow needs.... more
  • Gustavo Serbiá Helps Makeover Hair Cuttery’s Culture and HR
    As VP of HR, Gustavo Serbiá helps new ownership rebuild the best parts of the business by putting the associate experience first... more
  • NextGen to Watch: Vanessa Karel
    Vanessa Karel is the founder of Greether, a travel and tech startup.... more
  • Carlos Galvez Jr. Embraces the Contradictions
    After achieving success with a nontraditional career journey, Oportun’s Carlos Galvez Jr. creates opportunities for other Latinos to do the same... more
  • Latinx to Watch: Luis Polanco Rodriguez
    Luis Polanco Rodriguez is the senior corporate counsel – compliance for dormakaba.... more
  • Abigail Franco Mentors, Leads, and Helps Women
    Abigail Franco of T-Mobile was already a success, but it took years for her to truly embrace her capacity for greatness... more
  • Charo Henríquez Wants to Make Journalism More Inclusive
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  • Ernesto Bautista III Is Not Your Typical CFO
    Big oil is boom or bust, but for BJ Energy Solutions’ CFO, Ernesto Bautista lll, the job is about more than dollars and cents... more
  • Rudy Juarez Aims to Be Part of the Solution
    After more than twenty-five years of executive experience and nonprofit board work, Rudy Juarez finally is ready to consider the corporate boardroom... more
  • Rolando Ortiz Beefs Up Global Technology at Wendy’s
    Rolando Ortiz, Vice president of enterprise architectiure and international it, the wendy’s company.;  photo by thomas dubanowich... more
  • Mario Xavier Carrasco on Taking the Leap
    ThinkNow’s Cofounder and Principal Mario Xavier Carrasco turned down big money to forge ahead on his own. The move gave him total control to build a new kind of market research firm.... more
  • Conversations at the Top: Paul J. Diaz
    Paul J. Diaz has been president and CEO of Myriad Genetics for less than two years—but the impact of his innovation and growth plan already has been felt across the company and the communities it serves... more
  • Pedro Valencia Was Born to Lead
    Pedro Valencia isn’t just a strategy expert—he’s also an award-winning scientist, a dedicated mentor, and a passionate advocate for healthcare innovation... more
  • Community Is the Variable in Norma Padròn’s Equation
    Early mentorship helped Norma Padròn bridge work and learning to transform healthcare as the CEO of EmpiricaLab... more
  • Liz Hernandez Dared to Walk Away
    Liz Hernandez shares what motivated her to leave Access Hollywood and how she hopes to inspire others and build community as the creator of WORDAFUL... more
  • Patricia Dominguez Drives Digital Transformation
    Patricia Dominguez helps Cooper Standard do more with less as one of the automotive manufacturer’s IT business management leaders... more
  • Amanda Herald and Eli Velazquez Are Allies in Accessibility
    Amanda Herald and Eli Velazquez explain how the blossoming partnership between the NFL and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is driving change across the sports world... more
  • How Julia Longoria Creates Space for Storytelling
    Writer and reporter Julia Longoria has found her voice through radio and podcasts; she’s now working to create an environment where others can grow professionally... more
  • Eric Brown Leads by Example
    IT veteran Eric Brown relies on lessons learned through his career to give others new opportunities and open doors at SAIC... more
  • Ron Castro on His AI-Enabled Supply Chain
    IBM’s VP of Supply Chain Ron Castro is building resilience in a fast-changing world... more
  • Daniel Gandarilla Aids Atrium Health’s Expansion and Evolution
    Atrium Health has grown steadily over the last eight decades, and Daniel Gandarilla unites systems, structures, and people to help the health system bring quality care to new regions... more
  • Monica Arnaudo Sees Beyond Beauty
    Monica Arnaudo shares her road map for the future and how Ulta Beauty, America’s leading beauty retailer, supports BIPOC businesses and makes a positive impact on the world.... more
  • Erik Cardenas Is on a Mission
    As cofounder and CEO of Zócalo Health, Erik Cardenas is dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for the Latino community... more
  • Katie Fernandez Democratizes Nutritious Food at Chobani
    As VP and associate general counsel, Katie Fernandez serves as a perfect agent of Chobani’s mission to change the world for the better... more
  • Kelvin Llaverias Refines Technology at Florida Crystals
    The most important differentiator for sugar companies is applied technology, and Kelvin Llaverias creates a plan to help Florida Crystals stand out in the field... more
  • Rosaleen Pizarro Talks Toys, Treats, and Teamwork
    Accounting expert and Afro-Latina trailblazer Rosaleen Pizarro leads by example at BARK... more
  • The Real Reason Latinas Are Exiting the Job Market
    Executive coach and seasoned corporate leader Patricia Arboleda explains what companies are doing wrong in the effort to retain top talent—and what they can improve on... more
  • A Day in the Life of Chef Diana Dávila
    Diana Dávila began her career at her family’s upscale restaurant, Hacienda Jalepeños.... more
  • Griselda Aldrete Can Be Found on the Battle Lines
    Griselda Aldrete fights for diversity, clean energy, broadband access, and other community needs as director of stakeholder engagement at Alliant Energy... more
  • Angie Valdes Knows That It Takes a Village to Build One
    Angie Valdes celebrates her own career accomplishments and gives thanks to the support systems that enabled her success... more
  • Teresa Barreira Has a Unifying Strategy for Publicis Sapient
    Publicis Sapient’s Global CMO and CCO Teresa Barreira discusses her approach to strengthening the company’s brand identity and how businesses can take a data-centric approach to drive results... more
  • Juan Gabriel Moreno Designs for His Neighborhood
    Juan Gabriel Moreno and his Latino-led team of builders are working on a pioneering project that will support and inspire the community they call home... more
  • Jorge Grau Scales Up
    SBA Communications is one of the world’s biggest players in wireless infrastructure. CIO Jorge Grau’s tech plan has helped the tower leasing company reach new heights.... more
  • Jimena Almendares Takes Her Career One Piece at a Time
    Life Time Inc. Board Member and Meta Product Executive Jimena Almendares understands how to connect the present to the future, no matter the scale or circumstances... more
  • Erika Aguilar and A Martinez: The Dynamic Duo
    Erika Aguilar and A Martinez are looking to change what the news sounds like to attract a new multicultural audience to NPR... more
  • For Carmen Castillo, Business Is Passion
    Carmen Castillo couldn’t be more enthusiastic about her company, SDI International Corporation—but she’s equally committed to helping other minority and female entrepreneurs find success... more
  • Adrianna Bustamante Finds Growth in Discomfort
    At Rackspace Technology, Adrianna Bustamante guides her team and other women to reach their maximum potential... more
  • Ilhiana Rojas Saldana Aligns Power and Purpose
    As a CEO, public speaker, author, and community leader, Ilhiana Rojas Saldana empowers others to find their purpose and create an impact that surpasses the limits of work... more
  • Frank Carbajal Writes for the Future
    Frank Carbajal brings his mission of empowerment to the page in his latest book on Latino business leadership... more
  • Maria Martinez Has Found the Right Fit
    Veteran HR leader Maria Martinez is building key DEI programs and contributing to the strong culture at Murphy Oil Corporation... more
  • Carrie Ricci Believes in the Mission
    A US Army veteran and now a legal leader at the US Department of Agriculture, Carrie Ricci thrives on serving her country... more
  • Pablo Hernandez Is Happy, Hungry, and Humble
    Pablo Hernandez has risen through the ranks at AbbVie by giving his all as both a leader and mentor... more