Cornerstone, supported by Clearlake, appoints Carina Cortez Director of Human Resources


SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.a leader in adaptive HR solutions, announced the appointment of Carina Cortez as Chief People Officer, effective July 1, 2022. Cortez will be responsible for leading Cornerstone’s global HR teams to support Cornerstone’s commitment to creating a work environment that inspires individual growth and collective success.

With a focus on continuous skills development, learning opportunities and the tools needed to propel the future-ready workforce, Cortez will oversee all strategic HR functions, including talent acquisition. , HR operations and systems, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, business partners. , Learning and Development, Organizational Effectiveness and Employee Experience.

Cortez brings more than 20 years of global human resources and people operations experience to Cornerstone, including a deep understanding of what it takes to successfully link people growth with business success. His passion for learning and development and his innovative approach to meeting business needs and strategic challenges have enabled him to produce creative, effective and sustainable solutions throughout his career. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Cortez held a number of key leadership positions for some of today’s most distinguished brands, including her most recent position as Director of Human Resources for Glassdoor, where she was responsible for leading enterprise people functions, including strategic human resources, talent acquisition, culture management, learning and development, DEI and more. Cortez has also held HR leadership positions at Ellie Mae, Walmart eCommerce, PayPal and Visa.

“Carina is a dynamic leader with the skills to help us in our relentless quest to rethink the world of work,” said Himanshu Palsule, President and CEO of Cornerstone. “She brings with her vast experience in a multitude of strategic HR functions and a solid understanding of the unique needs of today’s workforce. She has a long track record of creating innovative and holistic HR solutions and an exceptional employee experience. Her passion for growing and empowering people aligns perfectly with our mission here at Cornerstone, and she will be a tremendous asset as we continue to develop and enhance our unique culture, reinforce our core values, and support the growth of our employees.

“The success of any business begins with its people, and it’s a privilege to join an organization like Cornerstone that remains steadfast in its commitment to putting people first and creating both solutions and a broader atmosphere that empowers each individual to thrive,” Cortez said. . “My goal has always been to help people become the best and most fulfilled at work, while creating impactful solutions that propel business growth. I’m excited to bring my experience and unique perspective here to Cornerstone and continue to build on what is already an incredibly engaged, inclusive and progressive culture.

Cortez holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in human resources management from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo and is working on a master’s degree in diversity and inclusion leadership from Tufts University.

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone powers the future-ready workforce with adaptive HR solutions designed to unite technology, data and content and inspire a work environment of growth, agility and success for all. With an experiential, AI-based, competency-driven system designed for the contemporary workforce, we help organizations modernize their learning and development experience, deliver the most relevant content from anywhere. anywhere, to accelerate the mobility of talents and careers and to make skills the universal language of growth. and success in their overall business. Cornerstone serves over 6,000 customers and 75 million users and is available in 180 countries and 50 languages.


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