Marie Diaz

Panel Discussion: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally


Marie Diaz has spent more than 25 years growing her successful, Dallas, Texas, global-based human resources services company, Pursuit of Excellence. As CEO, Chief Visionary Officer and founder of the organisation, Ms. Diaz presently leads several offices across the globe and serves clients all across the world.

Originally founded in 1994, Pursuit of Excellence was incorporated in 1997 and has evolved into a multi-million dollar company providing a comprehensive suite of human resources and business process improvement services. In addition to her role as CEO of Pursuit of Excellence, Ms. Diaz has also worked separately as a keynote speaker and Organisational Development Consultant and Coach for Fortune 500 companies.

A passionate entrepreneur and sought-after, keynote speaker, Ms. Diaz often inspires others with her mantra, “Success Doesn’t Come To You, You Go To It”. She also works tirelessly to help fellow business owners flourish and give back to numerous charitable organisations in her community. Ms. Diaz actively serves as a board member and advisor to interests in the areas of the arts, education, youth, women in business and entrepreneurship – just to name a few.

Ms. Diaz has been recognised on dozens of occasions for her accomplishments as both a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, strategic thought leader and community leader. She and Pursuit of Excellence have been touted by such esteemed organisations as Ernst & Young, Inc, Fortune Magazine, Women of Influence Magazine, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Business Journal and many more.

As founder of CEO Clubs Australia, Ms. Diaz is excited to share her vast business experience and breadth of connections with entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region and across the globe. Her business dealings across the globe have allowed her to build relationships with top executives in Australia, China, India, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Pakistan, Mexico and dozens of other international locations.