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Caroline C. Werner

Caroline C. Werner

Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources


Ms. Werner is the Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources for Korn Ferry, based in the company’s Chicago office. In this role, she has responsibility for HR strategy, operations, talent initiatives, Talent Academy, learning & development, administration, compensation, employee relations and performance management.

In this role, she has responsibility for the overall talent strategy for these solution areas including, hiring, career development & mobility, administration, compensation, employee relations, engagement, and performance management.

Caroline also leads the organization’s internal Talent Acquisition Center of Expertise as well as Learning & Development from entry to manager levels. 

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, she spent seven years in progressive Human Resources roles with another major executive search firm. In her last role with the firm, Ms. Werner was the Director of Global People Operations and served as the HR business partner to the global corporate and executive teams.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Werner held progressive roles in Compensation & Benefits at United Stationers Supply Company and held a management role at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. She also completed Hyatt’s Corporate Management Training Program.

She served on the Board of Directors for Next Theatre Company in Evanston, Illinois from 2012-2014. Ms. Werner currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of greater Chicago whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. 

Ms. Werner received her Bachelor of arts degree in political science from Miami of Ohio University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2007 she received her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and in 2009 received her Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) designation through the World at Work Human Resources Organization, where she is a member. She is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC).