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Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving Individual Potential & Organizational Excellence

Hello, I'm John Iino, the founder of Cumbre Alta Advisors.


At Cumbre Alta Advisors we are driven by a profound belief: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are not just ideals; they are catalysts for excellence and innovation, and as the leading DEI advisory firm, we specialize in empowering organizations and individuals to realize and practice this truth.


Our mission is simple yet transformative: to help you create inclusive environments where every voice is heard, valued, and leveraged to its full potential.


Why Choose Cumbre Alta Advisors?

We are your dedicated partner on the journey towards excellence. Our comprehensive suite of services includes Impactful Keynote Speeches, Dynamic DEI Group Trainings,  Tailored Consultations and Transformative Coaching all meticulously designed to meet your unique needs and objectives.


Get in touch with us today to explore how Cumbre Alta Advisors can empower your organization and employees to reach new heights of success.

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Our Services

DEI Speaking
& Training

We train leadership and employees on a wide range of DEI topics. Our group trainings and workshops, keynote speeches provide hands-on learning experiences that equip teams with practical tools and strategies. From inclusive leadership workshops to allyship training, we tailor our programs to address your specific challenges and goals.


We provide DEI consultations on a wide array of DEI programming, all with a goal of creating a more inclusive culture and empowering leaders and individuals to maximize their potential. We help DEI professionals address difficult challenges throughout their DEI journey, such as getting leadership buy in, addressing divisive factions, communication breakdowns, or designing effective programs, policies and procedures.

Leadership Coaching

Our coaching services are aimed at supporting organization leaders, DEI and HR professionals, and ERG leaders in their journey towards becoming powerful leaders and inclusive and effective champions of DEI. We work one-on-one with these leaders to enhance their leadership and communication skills, cultural competence, and ability to drive positive change within their organizations.

About John 

Cumbre Alta Advisors is led by John Iino, a passionate and recognized DEI leader whose mission is to drive change in diversity, equity and inclusion. With his experience as a global senior executive, corporate director, DEI professional, trainer, executive coach and speaker, John strives to achieve excellence and positive results.

John's leadership has been recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Chief Diversity Officers. He was also awarded a TOP 50 Diversity Star, the “Nation’s Best (Western Region)” by Lawyers of Color, and received a “Diversity FIRST™” Award from the California Diversity Council. He was named among the top 500 ''Most Influential People in LA'' by the LA Business Journal   and has been named ''One of the Nation's Most Influential Minority Attorneys''. 

Heather Spilsbury

Chief Operating Officer, 50/50 Women on Boards

"John Iino is an accomplished lawyer, board director, and exceptional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) expert whose combined expertise and experiences make him a rare find. I've witnessed his unparalleled skills in driving DEI initiatives that produce tangible, lasting results. John and Cumbre Alta Advisors are trusted partners, bringing transformative change along with a generous dose of compassion, inspiration and motivation."

What People Are Saying

Caren Ulrich Stacy

CEO, Diversity Lab (sponsors of the Mansfield Rule)

“Having worked with hundreds of talent and diversity professionals over 30 years, without hesitation I’d place John in the top 1%. John has the rare ability to shift hearts and minds in tandem with the knowledge and know-how to build talent processes so everyone has an equal opportunity to grow and advance. And he has the data and outcomes to prove his success!”

Jean Lee

 Chief Executive Officer, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

 “John is one of the few exceptional leaders whom I rely on for innovative DEI strategies and solutions.  His thoughtful approach to DEI is evidenced by the results he has achieved for Reed Smith over the years.  The data speaks for itself quantitively and qualitatively.  (That is why John was the first partner I contacted outside our Board of Directors for feedback on MCCA’s law firm diversity scorecard.)  John is a trusted advisor, friend, thought-partner and leader.” 
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