HÉCTOR JAVIER PRECIADO RUIZ was born in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco Mexico and raised in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles. The 11th of 13 children, Héctor is the first in his family to attend college. Héctor earned an Associate of Arts degree from Mount San Antonio College, a BA in Sociology from Pomona College and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Héctor launched his career at the Greenlining Institute where he spent 9 years holding various positions, ultimately becoming Greenlining’s first Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, Héctor was a regular contributor to Univision and Telemundo’s coverage of policy and political issues. After Greenlining, Héctor switched careers – moving into the Technology sector where he’s served in Senior leadership roles at Hired and Linkedin, where he founded HOLA, Linkedin’s Latino employee resource group. Currently, Héctor serves as Chief Growth Officer for Alluma.