Haydee Olinger is a Senior Advisor at BarkerGilmore, widely recognized as an accomplished corporate legal executive and business operations thought leader. She leverages her well-tested business acumen to help clients identify and implement best practices for corporate compliance and ethics programs, legal and compliance department assessments, effective reporting to the CEO and board, and leadership development. She has leveraged her experience to successfully work with executives to help them gain self-awareness, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board. Haydee has successfully directed organizations through a myriad mix of complex and challenging legal circumstances. BarkerGilmore clients value Haydee’s extensive international business experience and knowledge of complex issues of entering new markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Haydee spent more than three decades at McDonald’s Corporation, most recently as Global Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, she had an impeccable track record of successfully developing and implementing best-in-class compliance and ethics programs. Additionally, her initiatives had global impact by increasing policy adherence, achieving operational consistency, and bolstering financial results. Moreover, Haydee developed McDonald’s first comprehensive program to ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as local anti-corruption laws around the world. During her tenure, McDonald’s reached the highest score in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Code of Conduct and was a finalist for the “Best Legal Department Award” by Corporate Counsel.
Before serving as Global CCO, Haydee held several roles within the McDonald’s legal department, including Division General Counsel of the Great Lakes Region, General Counsel of the Latin America Region, and Development Legal Team Director.
Haydee is an accomplished and effective public speaker who has delivered keynote speeches at prominent events such as the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, American Bar Association’s 30th Annual Forum on Franchising, Corporate Wavelength Web Conference, and University of Illinois Lecture Series.
Haydee is currently a member of the Board of Directors for TransAct Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ), a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets. She has also served on a variety of boards, including as Advisory Board member of the DePaul University Institute of Business and Professional Ethics, as well as the Illinois State Lottery Control Board, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics/Healthcare Compliance Association, Resurrection High School, Chicago, IL and the National Hispana Leadership Institute.
Haydee earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Management and J.D. from DePaul University and her M.A. in Leadership and Business Ethics from Duquesne University.