CEO, STEMconnector®

Leslie Cruz is the CEO of Stemconnector, a consortium of companies, nonprofit associations, professional societies, STEM-related research and policy organizations, government entities, universities, and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital in the United States. She joined STEMconnector, a Diversified Search company, in 2017.

A leader with deep experience in the technology field, Cruz spent the 20 years prior to STEMconnector as an executive with CEB, an Arlington, Virginia-based global professional services firm that assists business leaders in developing growth strategies and solutions. She boasts an impressive track record of growing businesses and delivering innovations that provide stellar returns on investment.

STEMconnector is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM” through comprehensive Councils and services that enable talent and jobs collaboration. STEMconnector client councils and services include: The Global STEM Talent Initiative(GSTS); Million Women Mentors(MWM); STEM Innovation Task Force; STEM Food & Ag Council; STEM Higher Education Council; and initiatives such as Day of Design and the 100 Leaders publication series.


Phone: 202.304.1958

E-Mail: Leslie.Cruz@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, D.C.


Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Vanderbilt University