RAYMOND J. ARROYO is a Managing Director with Melo Risk Advisors. His background includes significant senior executive-level human resources, business, and nonprofit experience in several industries. He is also a managing director at Reffett Associates, a retained executive search firm. Raymond, a former business executive and chief diversity officer at Aetna, is a Fortune 100 bilingual leader with more than 25 years of experience in diversity, employee resource groups, assessing talent needs in consumer goods, professional and financial services, association/nonprofit, and healthcare sectors.
Raymond has been recognized as a top Hispanic executive in the U.S.
with a robust professional network of more than 20 million people. He has written extensively on the power of networking, including as a DiversityInc and Huffington Post contributor. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from New York University and a governance certificate from Harvard University.
Raymond serves as Chairman-Elect of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and an Officer and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Wheeler Clinic, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Medical Association, and a Senior Fellow of Plaza Institute as well as a member of its Global Enterprise Studies program.
He has served on ALPFA’s Corporate Advisory Board, as President of PRIMER, as Chairman of the Corporate and Philanthropic Council of HACU, and as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Hartford.
Raymond was selected two years in a row by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics; by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs for the Corporate Executive Excellence Brillante award; by PricewaterhouseCoopers as one of its exemplary alumnus and featured on its KeyWord magazine; by Urban Professional magazine as one of the 100 Top Executives in Corporate America, and was the feature cover story in Diversity Executive magazine.
“Adrian and Paul are the only ones that could provide us with the high level of multi-lingual and restaurant specific risk management/insurance expertise we required for our restaurants. Their creativity and understanding of our business is unparalleled and is one of the main reasons we have been with them for a very long time. I highly recommend their services to anyone in the restaurant industry.”
Jose Luis Ayala
Las Palmas Group of Restaurants