Brian Tippens

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Brian is responsible for a wide range of company wide programs and initiatives that support drive and influence Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s diversity philosophy, strategy, goals, customer relationships and business results. In partnership with HP business leaders and employees across the world, Brian and his team focus on ensuring that HP continues to lead in creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment aligned with the new style of work, while expanding employee engagement and involvement at all levels.

Brian has over 2 decades of experience in the IT industry. He has a strong background and record of leadership in the fields of diversity, sustainability, and innovation. His previous role in HP was Global Real Estate (GRE) Director of Energy, Sustainability and Integrated Facilities Management (IFM). In this role Brian was responsible for Global Energy and Sustainability Management across HP’s global real estate portfolio. He also led the Global Integrated Facilities Management program.

Additionally, in his five years as a member of the Global Procurement Executive Leadership Team prior to joining GRE, Brian built a Supplier Diversity and Small Business program which enabled significant HP revenue by ensuring a globally inclusive supply chain, and focuses on delivering new value for HP from its top strategic suppliers through innovation and collaboration and awarding the coveted “HP Supplier of the Year” award.

A sought after speaker and thought leader in the fields of diversity and sustainability, Brian is a board member or advisor to several external organizations including Operation HOPE; California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance, and The Latino Coalition. Brian is a visiting professor at several universities, including the Universidad Continental in Huancayo Peru.

Brian earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of the Pacific, Mc George School of Law, in Sacramento, CA, and his Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of San Francisco.