Valeri Vladimir Cordón was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on February 19, 1969. He married Glenda Zelmira Zea Diaz in March 1995. They are the parents of three children.
He received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Mariano Galvez University in Guatemala and a master of business administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012.
He has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the El Salvador Mission, seminary teacher and institute teacher, elders quorum president, stake mission president, ward Sunday School president, high councilor, bishop, stake president, counselor in a mission presidency, high priests group leader, and Area Seventy. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the Central America Area.
Elder Córdon served as a member of the Central America Area Presidency and recently served as president of the California Los Angeles Mission. He is currently serving in the North America West Area Presidency and as the assistant executive director of the Priesthood and Family Department.
In the information technology industry he has worked as a system analyst, customer service manager, manager, support manager, director, director of IT strategy planning and control, director of strategy and planning for emerging markets, and a director of performance management. Just before he was called as a General Authority, he worked as a director of business information solutions for Pepsico Foods.