Executive Biography of Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Michael Cox
Vice President,
Human Resources
Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Michael Cox is the vice president of Human Resources for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), and also serves as the Global Head of Executive Talent for Boeing.

He is responsible for the successful execution of human resources initiatives that drive peak business performance across BDS, while creating and sustaining a premier work environment for employees. He also provides direction on employee and organizational policies, strategies and processes throughout BDS.

As Global Head of Executive Talent, Michael is responsible for developing and executing a best-in-class executive talent strategy which includes attraction, assessment, and acquisition along with talent management practices which ensures Boeing has the necessary executive talent and bench strength to further our position as a global industry leader and career destination for top talent.

Michael is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters high-performing teams and achievement of organization business objectives. His career spans several global companies including Comcast, Walmart, eBay, Bank of America, and First Data in various disciplines in the field of Human Resources Management including HR business partnership, talent optimization and development, compensation, performance management, analytics, culture and inclusion. His career has taken him across the United States and around the globe, including an expat assignment in Sydney, Australia.

In addition to his role at Boeing, Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors for Out & Equal, an organization dedicated to ensuring workplace equality for the LGBTQ community. He has biked from San Francisco to Los Angles three times, raising over $100,000 in the fight to end the AIDS epidemic.