Suri Surinder, MBA, DBA, is the co-founder and CEO of CTR Factor, a woman-owned, minority owned advisory services firm in leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, serving publicly and privately held corporations, associations and non- profits, universities and foundations. 200+ companies in 20 different industry sectors have been served by CTR Factor over the past 13 years, including PwC, RSM, Crowe Horwath, Prudential, Pixar, Ingersoll Rand, PNC, AICPA, and many more.
He is also a senior Board member and part of the founding team at the CTR Factor Non-Profit Alliance, a 501C3, IRS-approved tax-exempt entity that focuses on employment, engagement, and education of military veterans.
Mr. Surinder has developed the techniques and concepts he teaches during a long and successful business career spanning 30 years as an executive, consultant, board member, author, entrepreneur and professor. As part of this journey, he has served as Chief Learning Officer of Kaleidoscope Group, a highly respected full-service D&I provider with a distinguished history of serving diverse clients for 25 years.
He has also been Chief Learning Officer at ALPFA, the nation’s largest Latino professional organization with 72,000 members and 190+ chapters in cities across America. In this role, he was also COO of the ALPFA Institute and Head of Executive Education at the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and led the development of strategic relationships with, and design and delivery of learning programs for clients such as Walmart, PwC, Santander, MassMutual, Voya, Disney, GE, New York Life, Kaiser Permanente, P&G, HJ Heinz, JB Hunt, and Accenture. His experience also includes serving as Global Head of Consulting Services at Diversity MBA magazine, and Founder & President at Systems & Statistics Group.
Prior to his career in executive education, Mr. Surinder performed 25 different roles over 22 years in the healthcare, telecom, consulting, and financial services industries at some of the best-known companies in the US and across the globe, like Pfizer, Verizon, McKinsey, Centurylink, Capital One, and Barclays. He has held C-level roles running billion-dollar P&Ls and large global functional groups at these companies.
He is a former board member of three boards, and former Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the City University of New York. In 2011, he was recognized as one of the Top 100 Senior Executives under 50 by Diversity MBA magazine. He has been acknowledged by the US Government as a person with extraordinary ability in business. Mr. Surinder holds a BS in Civil Engineering, an MS in Structural Engineering, an MBA in Marketing, and a DBA in Marketing.