Microsoft- Supplier Diversity Director
Fernando J. Hernandez
Mr. Hernandez serves as Supplier Diversity Director for Microsoft Corporation. In this capacity, he drives Microsoft’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives. He is responsible for Microsoft’s $2.7 Billion annual Supplier Diversity initiative.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Hernandez served as Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing Strategy for Washington Mutual Bank where he established, developed, and implemented comprehensive multicultural marketing initiatives.
He formerly served as Executive Director of Multicultural Marketing with AT&T. Mr. Hernandez was the first to establish and implement multicultural business to business and consumer marketing (Hispanic, African-American, and Asian) at AT&T in 1991. This resulted in the creation of a $3 billion market segment.
He holds a degree in Accounting from Saint Peter’s College and his Masters in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. He studied at the Wharton School of Business.
NMSDC Leadership Award
Island Medal of Honor recipient
Hispanic Magazine 100 most influential Hispanics in America
American Marketing Association recognized him for his leadership in multicultural marketing