Vice President, Business Development
Headquarters: Palo Alto, California
CEO: Enrique Lores
His Credentials: Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis; MBA, finance and marketing, University of Notre Dame
His Philosophy: Lead with Yes
Under Bill Avey’s sponsorship, HP partnered with Idaho Business for Education in 2019 to conduct a statewide study on education and the economy—the largest such study ever conducted in the state. Avey is also an executive sponsor for the HP Boise site MultiCultural and Pride Impact Networks. Each employee network provides diverse employees a sense of belonging, cultural competency programming, ally training, and community outreach and service.
Goals for 2020 include expanding the reach of HP’s diversity and inclusion efforts by increasing school and student participation in the HP HBCU Business Challenge, as well as the number of HP hiring managers and recruiters who can connect with top diverse talent. Avey will also engage leaders and employees at all levels to grow Business Impact Networks, engage diverse communities, promote STEM education and career opportunities for diverse students, and foster inclusive work environments where employees are empowered to innovate and grow their careers.