Kristine Pérez-Foley

DEI Partner at Modern Executive Solutions

Kristine has worked with global industry leaders, including CEOs, Senior Executives and Directors in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Her differentiation lies in helping organizations create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by enhancing their DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts. Her approach combines inclusive culture building with executive coaching support for under-represented talent.

Expertise in DEI leadership development content, instructional design, group facilitation and executive coaching have enabled her to lead several large global training initiatives for fortune 100 & 500 companies. While Kristine works with people of all backgrounds, she specializes in the advancement of diverse professionals and women to all levels of leadership. As a bicultural, bilingual (Spanish/English) Latina professional herself, Kristine knows first-hand the importance of embracing who you are and learning how to see one’s difference as an asset.

Kristine’s previous work experiences include working for 2 small private leadership firms and one large public firm. She has also held management positions at General Motors and M&T Bank and taught Spanish language and literature while serving as world languages department dean. In addition to being a DEI partner at Modern, Kristine runs her own coaching practice, The Confidence Network and serves as a mentor coach for the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Kristine holds an MEd from SUNY Buffalo and 24 graduate hours from La Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, along with a BA in International Business and Spanish language from Canisius College.


  • DEI Partner

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