paul_125pxPaul Francisco 

Chief Diversity Officer — State Street

Paul is the Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Workforce Development programs at State Street Corporation. In these roles, Paul leads the implementation of State Street’s global diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. He also oversees the execution of workforce development strategies in the U.S.

Prior to joining State Street, Paul was a Managing Director and co-founder of Foster & Francisco LLC, an executive search and diversity consulting firm based in Boston. Before Foster & Francisco, Paul led recruitment and Relationship Management functions at Bank of America, as well as Fidelity Investments, respectively.

Additionally, Paul currently serves on a number of non-profit boards including: The Base Inc., as a chair of the Nominations Committee; Bentley University School of Business; Business Advisory Council; The Posse Foundation Boston Leadership Council; ABEKAM Inc., as a board member; Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, as a board member; Posse Boston Leadership Council; and The Bottom Line Boston’s Board of Visitors. Paul also serves on the Boston University Black Alumni Leadership Council and is one of the founding members of Boston Children’s Hospital Milagros Para Niños Latino Advisory Council. He is an active member of the Patriots Alumni Association and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Paul is also involved with ALPFA–the largest Latino professional organization in the U.S.–and previously served on their National Board from 2010-2015 and served as ALPFA Boston’s Chapter President from 2008-2010.  

In March of 2017, Paul was appointed by Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, to serve on the Black Advisory Board Commission.  

His recognitions include the 2007 “Top 40 under 40” by the Boston Business Journal; 2007, 2014 & 2013 “100 Most Influential Latinos in Massachusetts” by El Planeta Newspaper Powermeter;  2008 “Volunteer of the Year” by American Training Centers; 2008 Arnold Z. Rosoff Award for Individual Achievement; 2009 “Men’s Health Champion Award” from the Whittier St. Health Center; Boston Business Journal’s 2009 “20 on the Move,” recognizing Hispanic Executives making a difference in Boston; and Color Magazine’s 2009 “All-Inclusive Award for Leadership.”  Most recently he was recognized by Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, with a Certificate of Achievement for his work done on behalf of the Hispanic Community in Massachusetts.

Paul is also the recipient of the Boston National Black MBA Association’s 2014 Corporate Leadership Award.

Paul graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Political Science, and from UMASS-Boston through their Emerging Leaders Program for the Center for Collaborative Leadership. Additionally, he graduated from The Partnership Inc. Associates, Fellows, and Next Generation Executive programs.

Paul is an executive speaker at the Men of Color Leadership Conference in NYC. Register here!

Men of Color Leadership Conference 2018: New York