Paul is a Vice President of Global Inclusion and Head of University Relations for North America at State Street Corporation. In this role, Paul is responsible for the setting of short and long term strategies to support State Street’s diversity and Inclusion goals globally. He is also responsible for the strategic development of State Street’s On-Campus recruitment activities that include professional development programs for graduates and undergraduates, internships, Co-Ops and community recruitment programs.
Prior to joining state Street, Paul was a Managing Director and Co-founder of Foster & Francisco LLC, an executive search firm based in Boston, focusing on the recruitment and retention of senior managerial and executive level diverse talent across a number of diverse industries, and not-for-profit organizations.
Before starting Foster & Francisco, Paul held a number of HR roles with organizations like Fidelity, Bank of America, The Gillette Company and Amica Mutual Insurance. His experience includes Training and Development, Workforce Diversity, Diversity Recruitment, Consulting, and Client Relationship Management.
Paul is an active member of ALPFA, he is currently serving on the National Board where he oversees the development of ALPFA’s 13 largest chapters which includes; Boston, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and New Jersey prior to his election to the National Board, he served as the Boston Chapter President from 2008-2010. Paul is a graduate of Boston University where he majored in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, and is a graduate of the UMASS-Boston College of Management Emerging Leaders Program for the Center for Collaborative Leadership, as well as The Partnership Inc., Next Generation Executive Program.
Paul's recognitions include the 2007 “Top 40 under 40” by the Boston Business Journal, as well as one of the 2007 and 2013 100 Most Influential Latinos in Massachusetts by the Hispanic News Press. He was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year by American Training Centers. He was also awarded the 2008 Arnold Z. Rosoff Award for Individual Achievement. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have had an impact in diversity initiatives in the Boston community. In 2009 he received the Men’s Health Champion Award from the Whittier St. Health Center in Roxbury; he was also recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the 2009 “20 on the Move” which recognizes Hispanic Executives making a difference in Boston, as well as Color Magazine’s 2009 All Inclusive Award for Leadership. Most recently he was recognized by Governor Deval Patrick with a Certificate of Achievement for the work done on behalf of the Hispanic Community in Massachusetts.
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