Caroline B. McClure

By providing a roadmap of innovative executive-talent strategies, Caroline empowers talent management leaders with customized solutions that achieve buy-in, shorten implementation cycle times, maximize the benefits of executive talent management, and improve overall executive quality.  Through her company, ScoutRock, she provides consulting, benchmarking and networking services to corporate executive recruiting and executive-talent management leaders.

Prior to founding ScoutRock, Caroline was the director, executive recruiting at Lockheed Martin, a Fortune 50 company. Charged with improving the company’s executive hiring and selection process, she established a centralized corporate-wide executive recruiting program designing the concept of operations as well as the implementation and execution strategies. Focusing on the top 2% of executive positions within the company, following the retained model through direct executive search, the function improved the quality of hire by a 215% increase in high-potential nominations, a 175% increase in diversity and a 570% decrease in executive attrition.

While maintaining her leadership of executive recruiting, Caroline also successfully turned around Lockheed Martin’s strategic sourcing program effectively creating talent pipelines of professionals possessing the company’s critical skills. Parallel to this initiative, she also designed and implemented a non-executive military recruiting program focused on recruiting separating military personnel. Within one year of the military recruiting program’s start-up, the company’s position moved from no-mention to fourth in GI Jobs magazine’s national ranking of military friendly companies.

Before her tenure at Lockheed Martin, Caroline served as a search consultant at Korn/Ferry International and also within a boutique retained executive search firm. She has been identified as a thought leader in executive recruiting by the Corporate Executive Board and has been quoted in several media including the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Bloomberg Businessweek and Human Resources Executive. She has been a speaker and panelist in several venues including the World Executive Search Congress, the National Contract Management Association’s national conference on Innovations in Executive Talent Acquisition; The Partnership for Public Service on Building Executive Teams in Government; and the Georgetown McDonough School’s international executive MBA panel on the Washington, DC Executive Job Market. In 2011, Caroline was asked to moderate the annual Wharton Aerospace’s Conference panel on talent management. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1989 from Houghton College.