John Basile brings over thirty years of human resources management expertise including his most recent role as Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments. John’s strength is in building partnerships and influencing business leaders in driving culture change and building inclusive teams. Throughout his career, John has led teams focused on talent acquisition, business unit HR support, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and employee engagement. He is adept at consulting to all levels within an organization from C-Suite executives to front line associates.
John has proven success in creating and sustaining effective D&I strategies, building and engaging employee resource groups, creating education and awareness programs in support of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and coaching business leaders on how to be more impactful, inclusive leaders. John is also a skilled facilitator, moderator and emcee and has been a frequent keynote speaker and panelist as a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion topics.
In early 2014, John was recognized by the NGLCC as “Corporate Leader of the Year” for his efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector. In 2015 Boston Spirit Magazine named John to their list of “Top 25 LGBT Power Players” in New England. Also, in 2017 the Elevate ERG Academy named John its’ “Corporate Executive of the Year.”
John is also a founding partner of Pride in Our Workplace. PIOW is a forum for executives and professionals to share diversity and inclusion best practices, promote stronger networks, develop professional skills, and promote and build employee/business resource group capabilities.
John is a graduate of Boston College, Carroll School of Management