Raúl Valentín Joins Comcast As Vice President of Talent Acquisition
Comcast Cable, the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, announced today that Raúl Valentín has joined the company as Vice President of Talent Acquisition. Valentín, who started his new position Dec. 5, reports to Grace Killelea, Senior Vice President of Talent.
Valentín will be responsible for enterprise-wide talent acquisition operations and strategy for the cable division, and he will provide leadership in all matters regarding talent planning, recruitment, assessment, interviewing, on-boarding and retention. Additionally, he will be charged with driving best hiring practices throughout the cable organization and with enhancing the candidate experience
"Raúl brings a perfect blend of strategic vision and practical experience to this pivotal role within the Talent Acquisition Center of Expertise, which will involve developing and executing our short-term and long-term strategy," Grace Killelea said. "His extensive recruitment experience and strong relationship skills will be invaluable as we work to create a best-in-class talent acquisition operation at Comcast."
Valentín is seasoned human resources professional with 25 years of successful experience in leading HR teams to accomplish business-focused results. He is highly regarded for his leadership and expertise in building strong, results-oriented teams and for creating innovative solutions that enhance organizational success.
Valentín joins Comcast from Covance Inc., a biopharmaceutical development services company based in Princeton, N.J., where he was Vice President of Global Recruitment and Rewards. In this role, he led all talent acquisition processes, global recruitment and rewards functions including; executive recruitment, search, selection, executive compensation, compensation, benefits, relocation, immigration and expatriation.
Prior to joining Covance in 1996, he held HR and recruitment positions with Frito-Lay, and R. H. Macy and Company. He earned his bachelor of arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable Communications and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable Communications is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.