Andy Esparza

Andy Esparza 

Andy Esparza has 35 years of experience in global human resources management, including serving as a Chief Human Resources Officer for two organizations (Dell and Baker-Hughes).  He has also worked as a consultant advising organizations on how to improve their HR and business performance while also coaching senior executives to help them maximize their leadership effectiveness.

 At Baker-Hughes (a $20B oil and gas technology and services company) he managed all aspects of human resources while the company was navigating a merger with a chief competitor.  This included all HR integration activities and the implementation of critical programs to engage, motivate, and retain 60,000 employees doing business in over 100 countries.       

 As CHRO at Dell, he played a key role in redefining the strategic direction of the company.  This led to the implementation of a broad range of initiatives that included an extensive skills transformation and accelerated growth of the company’s operations in India, China, and Latin America.  He joined Dell in 1997, and was responsible for the company’s worldwide staffing efforts during a period of explosive growth.  His Dell experience also included serving as vice president of human resources for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (based in the UK).

He has held HR executive positions with NCR Corporation, a multi-billion technology company, where his roles included multiple business unit HR assignments and directing the company’s recruitment and college relations activities.  He began his HR career with Bechtel, a multi-billion engineering and construction company.

Andy proudly holds a B.S. Degree in Business with a concentration in Management from San Diego State University.  He served on the board of directors for the Campanile Foundation, providing expertise to manage the philanthropic assets of the University.  He is working with the HR faculty at SDSU, investing time and resources to build an award winning Society of Human Resources Management student chapter at the school.  He is also supporting the faculty in the development of ground breaking research on diversity and inclusion. 

Andy is a member of the board for the Andy Roddick Foundation, which helps underserved youth develop the skills and character traits that will help them lead full and successful lives.  He is an Aztec for Life, and a resident of Austin, Texas.