Suri Surinder



Suri teaches techniques and concepts developed over the course of a successful, 30-year career as an executive, consultant, board member, author, entrepreneur and professor.

As part of this journey, he served as Chief Learning Officer of Kaleidoscope Group, a highly respected full-service D&I provider with a distinguished, 25-year history of serving diverse clients.

He also served as 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 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, Suri 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, including 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. Suri holds a BS in Civil Engineering, an MS in Structural Engineering, an MBA in Marketing, and a DBA in Marketing.

He 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. CTR Factor served 157 companies in 12 different industry sectors over the past 11 years, including Prudential, Pixar, Ingersoll Rand, PNC, AICPA, RSM, and Crowe. Suri 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 the employment, engagement, and education of military veterans.

Certifications & Education


  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment

Focus Areas

  • Industry Focus – Accounting/Financial Services
  • Cultural Dexterity
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Unconscious Bias

Most Requested Presentations

  • General Leadership Modeling

Awards & Recognition

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