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Humanity First

Brian McComak is the CEO & Founder of Hummingbird Humanity. He is a consultant, speaker, author, and facilitator with over 25 years of experience in DEI, HR, culture, change management, internal communications, and employee experience. He is an openly gay man and a person with a disability who shares his lived experiences in service of fostering workplaces where humans thrive.


Before starting Hummingbird Humanity, he was the Global Head of Inclusion for Tapestry – the home of Coach, Kate Spade & Stuart Weitzman – where he developed and launched the company’s DEI strategy. He put Tapestry ‘on the map’ as a great place for inclusion, earning recognition from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, Women in the Workplace and Forbes’ Best Places to Work for Diversity.


Brian has also held leadership roles at leading global companies including The Walt Disney Company, L’Oreal, and Christie’s Auction House. His internal experience spans a diverse variety of industries including fashion/retail, hospitality, auction, entertainment/media and he has consulted with organizations in technology, financial services, media and non-profit.


Brian is a recurring contributor to SHRM content and a frequent podcast guest where he shares his expertise for creating human centered workplace cultures. Recent appearances include Dr. Rosie Ward's Show Up as a Leader and Culture Crush with Kindra Maples. He also hosts a monthly DEI episode on Nikki Lewallen’s Gut+Science podcast.


Join Brian in working to create a world where we accept each other, celebrate our differences, and recognize that we truly are better together.


Brian is a frequent guest on podcasts where he shares his breadth of passion and knowledge about human-centered workplace cultures. Recent appearances include Jennifer Brown’s The Will to Change, Nika White’s Intentional Conversations, and Surabhi Lal’s SIPS & Leadership.

Brian holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Change Management from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida is in Management and Marketing. 

​Join Brian in working to create a world where we accept each other, see that our differences are worth celebrating and recognize that we truly are #bettertogether.

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"The world shows up the way you see it that day."

—Brian McComak

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