Paul J. Richardson net worth and biography

Paul Richardson Biography and Net Worth

Sr. EVP & Chief HR Officer of Walt Disney
Paul Richardson serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Walt Disney Company. In this role, Mr. Richardson is responsible for leading Disney’s human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, employee relations, and global security.

Previously, Mr. Richardson led human resources at ESPN from 2007 to 2021, where he supported 50 different business units. He also served as a member of the ESPN Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and oversaw ESPN’s Corporate Citizenship team, which is responsible for strategic community investments, cause marketing programs, collaboration with sports organizations and employee volunteerism, as well as worldwide Global Security & Facilities Operations.

Mr. Richardson also served as the first chief diversity officer for The Walt Disney Company from 2011 to 2017, partnering with diversity leaders across Disney’s business segments to define and implement global D&I strategies.  He launched numerous programs and initiatives, including Disney’s signature Heroes Work Here program, through which the Company has employed more than 10,000 veterans, and its Veterans Institute workshops for employers looking to establish their own military hiring and development programs; the Global Workplace & Women’s Initiative; and a growth initiative targeting US Hispanics. Under his direction and leadership, ESPN has also launched several diversity initiatives including a Women’s Leadership Conference, nine Employee Resource Groups and an Executive Diversity Council. In 2019, he initiated Disney’s Black Employee & Consumer Experience, focused on increasing Black employee representation, enhancing development opportunities for Black executives, and finding ways to make the Company’s content and products even more relevant to Black consumers.

Mr. Richardson began his career as an attorney before transitioning to the human resources field. Prior to joining ESPN, Mr. Richardson served as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources at Universal McCann; Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Paramount Pictures Corp.; and Vice President, Human Resources, at Bowne & Company in Los Angeles. He also spent more than 10 years at The Times Mirror Company, former parent company of the Los Angeles Times, where he held HR and legal roles and served as a key member of executive management.

He received a NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) Luminary Award in 2010, and CableFAX: The Magazine named him to its Most Influential Minorities in Cable list from 2010 to 2020. Mr. Richardson has served as an advisor to the California State Summer School of the Arts and as a board member of the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA, now known as C2HR).  He is currently a member of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Board of Councilors.

Mr. Richardson received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California.

How do I contact Paul J. Richardson?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Richardson and other Walt Disney executives is 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA ST, BURBANK CA, 91521. Walt Disney can also be reached via phone at (818) 560-1000. Learn More on Paul J. Richardson's contact information.

Has Paul J. Richardson been buying or selling shares of Walt Disney?

Paul J. Richardson has not been actively trading shares of Walt Disney during the past quarter. Learn More on Paul J. Richardson's trading history.

Who are Walt Disney's active insiders?

Walt Disney's insider roster includes Susan Arnold (Director), Alan Braverman (EVP), Robert Chapek (CEO), Horacio Gutierrez (Sr. EVP), Robert Iger (Chairman), Christine McCarthy (Sr. EVP & CFO ), Christine McCarthy (CFO), Zenia Mucha (EVP), Mary Parker (EVP), Paul Richardson (Sr. EVP & Chief HR Officer ), and Brent Woodford (EVP). Learn More on Walt Disney's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Walt Disney?

In the last year, insiders at the entertainment giant sold shares 5 times. They sold a total of 65,008 shares worth more than $6,478,348.47. The most recent insider tranaction occured on January, 24th when EVP Brent Woodford sold 1,139 shares worth more than $120,403.69. Insiders at Walt Disney own 0.1% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Walt Disney.

Information on this page was last updated on 1/24/2023.

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Walt Disney Company Overview

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The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP). The DMED segment encompasses the company's global film and episodic television content production and distribution activities. The DPEP segment includes significant lines of business like parks and experiences and consumer products. The company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.
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$202.24 billion

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