Claudio Diaz Joins Briggs & Veselka as First Chief People Officer

Claudio Diaz

Houston-based Briggs & Veselka Co. (FY18 net revenue of $41 million) announced that Claudio Diaz has joined the firm as its first chief people officer.

Diaz will oversee culture, leadership development, HR operations and workplace planning.

“Briggs & Veselka has grown significantly over the past few years through a combination of various growth strategies, including hiring and retaining the very best associates who have been, and will continue to be, the most critical aspect of our future success,” says Sheila Enriquez, managing shareholder. “Claudio brings a deep understanding of how to balance the technical aspects of running a proactive human resources operation with the ‘high touch’ needed in our relationships that matter most.

Diaz spent 17 years in the Walt Disney Company in diverse roles, including coaching external executives at the Disney Institute. More recently, he served in HR leadership roles at two top-20 accounting firms.

“After learning about and personally experiencing the incredible culture that Briggs & Veselka has created and fostered for nearly 50 years, I am honored to continue developing the firm’s associates in preparation for the evolution occurring in the industry,” says Diaz. “The disruptive forces of a changing workforce will challenge how work is done and value is created for clients in the next five years. Our associates will be personally and professionally prepared to navigate through those impending changes as they ensure our clients’ success.”

The firm has more than 300 professionals serving primarily middle-market clients from five offices in Texas – Houston, The Woodlands, Austin, San Antonio and El Campo.

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