has announced that Carina Cortez has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for leading the company’s human resources organization with a focus on attracting and retaining top talent, managing workforce planning, as well as leading the talent development strategy to ensure Ellie Mae remains a best place to work.
Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Carina led the team of HR Business Partners supporting the 26,000-plus associates at Walmart US eCommerce and Walmart Labs. She drove the human capital strategy for the organization, working closely with leadership to meet the growing needs of the business by focusing on strengthening people manager capabilities, top talent acceleration, organizational effectiveness and engagement and retention.
Before joining Walmart, Carina spent almost nine years at PayPal, where she held a variety of leadership roles. Most recently she served as the Senior Director of Learning and Organizational Development where she reimagined the Global Learning and Organization Development function for the Company. Prior to PayPal, Carina held numerous roles at Visa International, Inovant, a Visa subsidiary, and Visa USA. Carina earned a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
“I look forward to working with the teammates at Ellie Mae through this time of immense organizational growth and change,” said Cortez. “I am excited to leverage my passion for driving business objectives, while leveraging a human capital strategy, and focusing on recruiting, retention, and talent development.”
Jonathan Corr, Ellie Mae President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am very pleased to welcome Carina to the Ellie Mae team. As a technology company headquartered in the Bay Area, we have experienced very rapid growth–just last month we announced our 1,500th employee. Carina’s experience will help us align our human resources strategies with our corporate objectives and strong core values to keep the focus on employee success and ensure that Ellie Mae remains a best place to work.”