Arnoldo Avalos is the founder and CEO of the Avalos Foundation. He previously served as head of compensation and the global compensation manager at Facebook from 2008 to 2013 and senior global compensation manager for Google from 2006 to 2008. Avalos held multiple positions at Cisco Systems from 1999 to 2006, including compensation manager, corporate recruiter, and manager of business operations. He was a system consultant at Andersen Consulting from 1996 to 1999 and farm manager for Avalos Farms from 1989 to 1996.
Avalos is a member of the Latino Community Foundation Board of Trustees and a founding member of Hermanos Unidos. He earned a masters degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelors degree from UC Berkeley. Avalos has served on the California Community College Board of Governors since 2014.