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Cornerstone Hires Chief Diversity Officer


Industry veteran Duane La Bom to drive company’s global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to help create lasting, cultural change

London. — Oct. 8, 2020Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in people development solutions, today announced the appointment of Duane La Bom as the company’s first Chief Diversity Officer. In this role, La Bom is responsible for driving the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy by introducing new programmes that foster an inclusive workplace environment and ensure the entire global Cornerstone team is doing its part to contribute to lasting, cultural change.

Duane La Bom
Duane La Bom

La Bom joins Cornerstone today as a seasoned leader in the DEI space. He brings nearly 20 years of experience leading successful HR and DEI programs at both emerging, high-growth organisations and established Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, he was the Executive Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Texas Instruments, and prior to that, he was the Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Talent Management for Andeavor. He also held HR and DEI leadership positions at Rackspace, Toyota Motors Manufacturing North America and Willamette Industries.

As Chief Diversity Officer at Cornerstone, La Bom will head the company’s Diversity Leadership Council to evaluate its people practices and partner closely with leaders across the organisation to reshape programmes and open lines of communication. La Bom will also drive DEI excellence by leading the company’s Cornerstar Resource Groups (CRGs), a collection of online communities where Cornerstone employees can virtually and productively congregate, discuss and voice their concerns.

“The appointment of Duane La Bom further solidifies Cornerstone’s global commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people feel included and appreciated for bringing their authentic selves to work,” said Phil Saunders, CEO, Cornerstone. “Duane brings extensive experience to this new role, and I look forward to his guidance on new programmes and initiatives that will make our company even stronger and drive positive change.”

“Throughout my career, I’ve developed a passion for building high-performing, inclusive cultures that improve employee engagement and continually drive business growth,” said Duane La Bom, Chief Diversity Officer, Cornerstone. “I look forward to partnering with leaders across the organisation to launch new initiatives that encourage us to learn from each other and create meaningful change.”

About Cornerstone
Cornerstone is a premier people development company. We believe people can achieve anything when they have the right development and growth opportunities. We offer organisations the technology, content, expertise and specialised focus to help them realise the potential of their people. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalised learning, modern training content, development-driven performance management and holistic employee data management and insights, Cornerstone’s people development solutions are used by approximately 6,300 clients of all sizes, spanning more than 75 million users across over 180 countries and 50+ languages. Learn more at


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