Victor Arias

Victor Arias

Managing Director, DFW Office, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society

Victor Arias, Jr. is a Managing Director at The Diversified Search Group and is in charge of the DFW office.  He is practice leader of the Consumer practice and also the Real Estate practice, and a core member of the Board of Directors practice.

Earlier in his career, Victor served as Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry and also worked at Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart.

He has served on various boards including Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI) and retired in 2016 after 15 years. Victor currently serves on the board of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Corporate Directors Association (co-founder), The Alumni Society, and the Catholic Foundation.  Victor is a co-founder and past President of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (now Prospanica) and served as a member of the Notre Dame Institute of Latino Studies board.  Victor served 10 years on the Stanford University Board of Trustees and is a co-founder and current chair of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) which is the key collaborator with Stanford University for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Victor stayed active with his alma mater UTEP and he previously served as a White House Fellows Commissioner under President George W. Bush.

Victor earned his BBA from the University of Texas, El Paso, and his MBA is from Stanford University.