VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
President, HPE Foundation
As Chief Sustainability Officer at HPE, Brian Tippens leads a global organization focused on driving measurable and transparent Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies that benefit HPE’s customers, investors, team members and the communities in which they live and work. Brian guides the development and management of strategic programs and collaborates with senior leaders across the organization and the HPE Board of Directors to ensure the full integration of ESG into the company’s business strategy.
Additionally, Brian currently serves as President of the HPE Foundation, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to deploy skills, resources, and technology to address social challenges and advance the way people live and work.
In his prior role, Brian created and led the Employee Experience team inside HPE's Operations, Legal and Administrative Affairs organization (OLAA), reporting to the Chief Operations Officer. Brian’s organization was responsible for driving the Culture, Inclusion and Diversity, Community Service, and Career Development agenda for the growing organization.
Brian previously spent five years as HP/HPE’s Chief Diversity Officer, reporting to the Chief People Officer. As a key member of the Human Resources Leadership Team, Brian was responsible for providing vision, management, and strategic planning in championing an innovative culture endorsing inclusion, diversity, and equity. He held previous leadership roles in HPE’s Global Procurement and Global Real Estate organizations.
Brian’s career spans over 25 years of leadership in the IT industry. Prior to joining HP in 2000 he spent three years at Intel Corporation providing legal support for the manufacturing and IT organizations. He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the fields of diversity and sustainability. Brian is World Economic Forum (WEF) Contributor, a proud member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and he has served as a director or advisor to several organizations including Operation HOPE, the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco, and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.