Paul Francisco

Chief Diversity Officer, Head of Workforce Development Programs, State Street Corporation

Paul is the Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Workforce Development Programs at State Street Corporation. He leads the implementation of State Street’s global diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

Prior to joining State Street, Paul was a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Foster & Francisco, LLC, an executive search and diversity consulting firm. He has also held recruitment and Relationship Management positions at Bank of America, and Fidelity Investments, respectively. Paul is an active member of the community and is involved with a number of professional organizations.

Most recently, Paul was appointed by Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, to serve on the Black Advisory Board Commission. He has received many awards and recognitions throughout his career, including a Certificate of Achievement from Governor Deval Patrick, for his work with the Hispanic Community. Additionally, Paul was named in Boston Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2007, and El Planeta Newspaper Powermeter’s “100 Most Influential Latinos in Massachusetts” in 2007, 2013, and 2014.

Paul is a Boston University and UMASS-Boston graduate. He also graduated from The Partnership Inc. Associates, Fellows, and Next Generation Executive programs. Paul lives in Boston with his wife and two daughters.