Carina Cortez Joins Ellie Mae as Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Former Vice President of Human Resources for Walmart US eCommerce and Walmart Labs joins Leading California Technology Company
PLEASANTON, Calif. – February 13, 2018 – Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, today announced that Carina Cortez has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, Carina will be 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+ 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.”
Ellie Mae was recognized as a 2017 Bay Area Best Place to Work by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal and was honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the company as a best place to work in 2018. Additionally, Ellie Mae was recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 2017 and has been a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award winner for five consecutive years.
“I am very pleased to welcome Carina to the Ellie Mae team,” said Jonathan Corr, Ellie Mae President and CEO. “As a technology company headquartered in the Bay Area, we have experienced very rapid growth – just last month we announced our 1500th 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.”
Ellie Mae has nine offices across the United States, including the company’s headquarters in Pleasanton, California and satellite offices. In 2017, Ellie Mae opened its Innovation Center to house the Company’s growing Technology and Product employees.
For more information about careers at Ellie Mae, visit: https://elliemae.com/about/careers
About Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and shorten the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.
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