Carlos is a business-minded, nationally recognized expert who understands the demands company leaders face in balancing the need to drive industry-leading financial and operational performance while working to create best-in-class, diverse teams and a winning inclusive culture that allows diversity to thrive. In his role as VP of DE&I, Carlos collaborates with and supports leaders across Constellation Brands to drive adoption and execution of its evolved DE&I strategy in alignment with the company’s vision and strategic priorities. Carlos joined Constellation Brands from McDonald’s where, as Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, he led a cross-functional team responsible for the creation and development of the company’s global DE&I strategy. He also developed the strategy and governance structure for the company’s employee resource groups, and provided support to McDonald’s corporate employees, franchisees, suppliers, customers, and communities across the globe. Prior to his tenure at McDonald’s, Carlos served as Head of Diversity Recruitment and Diverse Stakeholder Engagement at Groupon.
Carlos is active in the DE&I community and serves on several industry-leading organizations, including the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. A native Spanish speaker, Carlos is originally from Puerto Rico and currently resides in the Chicago Metropolitan area.