DiversityInc Events: Michael Cox

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Michael Cox is the Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition for Comcast, the country’s leading provider of video, high-speed internet and voice services to residential and business customers.

In his role, Michael leads a team of Talent Acquisition professionals who are responsible for the attraction and acquisition of world-class talent in order to further Comcast an industry leader as well as a career destination for the best and brightest in their respective fields. He and his team are responsible for partnering with and advising business leaders on a variety topics related to talent attraction, acquisition and engagement. He is passionate about the field of Human Resources and is driven to create high performing organizations that add to the business’s overall performance by serving as trusted business advisor.

Michael joined Comcast in September 2015. Prior to joining Comcast, he was the Vice-President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Leader for Walmart Global eCommerce. In addition, he has worked for global companies such as eBay, Bank of America and First Data Corporation. His career spans over 25 years primarily as a strategic HR business partner and leader. Michael has worked in a variety of industries in addition to media/entertainment/technology such as ecommerce, financial services, healthcare and insurance. In addition to his corporate career, he also taught at the University of California – Santa Cruz in their Human Resources Management program.

Michael earned his MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and his undergraduate from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.

Michael is originally from Kentucky but has lived in several locations in the US and globally. He resides in Philadelphia, PA with his Fiancée, Matthew. He serves on the Board of Directors for Out and Equal, the world’s premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality. He has participated in nine AIDS LifeCycle events – a 7-day, 565 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles supporting the fight against the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Until his recent move to Philadelphia, he served on the Board of Directors for Downtown Streets Team of San Jose. Downtown Streets Team is committed to ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused mean and women through work teams which helps prepare members for employment and housing.