Eduardo Salaz

Eduardo Salaz, MA

Managing Partner and President

Eduardo is the Managing Partner and President with ELS Diversity and Inclusion Consulting with over 40 years of experience in high technology and higher education holding a variety of leadership roles such as Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer. In his current role, Eduardo provides end-to-end diversity and inclusion (D&I) engagement, leadership, and strategic planning consultation for client organizations.

He was formally the Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Saint Mary’s College of California where he was responsible for providing end-to-end leadership for the Human Resources function. During his tenure at Saint Mary’s he led the development of several organizational transformation initiatives including the development of an HR Service Delivery Model, Workforce Planning, served on the college’s inclusive excellence committee, labor management committee, and several other programs designed to provide quality HR outcomes for the college.

Prior to Saint Mary’s, Eduardo was Chief Diversity Officer and HR Director for Intuit, a leading provider of financial software solutions. During his time at Intuit, he received the HR VIP award (Vision, Impact, and Performance) for the design and implementation of Intuit’s Diversity and Inclusion program. Eduardo also worked in various HR management roles for Silicon Graphics, Apple Computer, Pacific Gas and Electric, and the General Electric Company.

Eduardo received his Master’s Degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College, graduating with honors, and was selected as the number one graduate student in his cohort. Eduardo received his Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University. He is a certified management consultant, inclusive excellence practitioner, skilled in leadership and organizational development, strategic planning, and talent management. He is also past President of CUPA, (College and University Professional Association for HR).

Eduardo formally served on the Board of Trustees for the National Hispanic University, and Past Vice President for the Greater Northern California, Northern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


Foundation Board Member, Las Positas Community College

Vice President Human Resources, Saint Mary’s College of California

Chief Diversity Officer, Intuit

Human Resources Director, Brocade Communications

Sr. HR Manager, Apple

HR Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company



Vice Chair, Board Development

National Hispanic Employee

Former President


Former Board of Trustees


Former Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Council


Former Vice President


Hispanic Employee Association


Former President




Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Apple Computer

Pacific Gas and Electric

General Electric


Higher Education

Saint Mary’s College of California

Las Positas Community College

Santa Clara University

Chapman University

Notre Dame de Namur University

Barry University

Alliant International University

The Peninsula College Fund


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

City of Oakland

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