This podcast episode features Willie Carrington, the founder of Carrington & Carrington – one of the most well-respected African American search firms in the nation. Willie is the recruiter behind the recent placement of McDonald’s global chief diversity officer. It is arguably the most important global chief diversity officer search to come along in years. Willie tells us why he turned to Major League Baseball to find his lead candidate, he discusses the challenges of replacing a leader who’s been in place for 40 years, and he gives an inside look at the unusual succession plan currently underway in McDonald’s diversity C-suite.
Willie has been playing his trade in the recruiting profession for 37 years. His belief has always been a simple one: “strength through diversity and inclusion.” That personal and professional creedo has helped Willie keep his client’s businesses competitive by keeping their talent pipelines diverse. Willie Carrington takes us inside a remarkable search in this not-to-be missed podcast.