EDC's Byron Cortez staff portrait

Byron Cortez is the vice president and chief human resources officer for EDC. In this role, he oversees all global human resources (HR) initiatives, including global HR strategy and implementation, compliance, policy, and employee relations.

Prior to joining EDC, Cortez was the global HR director for several fast growing multi-national companies, working in the areas of international economic development, international student recruitment, and temporary and permanent placement of creative staff.

Cortez has a master’s degree in organizational design and human resources management from Emmanuel College and is certified as a global and senior HR professional (GPHR and SPHR, respectively) by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He also served as a member of the test-writing committee for SHRM’s Global Professional Human Resources certificate program.