Chief Human Resources Officer, Professional Plumbing Group
Carolyn heads the overall HR function for a private-equity owned manufacturer and distributor of plumbing parts and solutions. She joined the organization in 2020, under a new CEO, with the goal of quickly readying the business for a sale. This meant partnering with the CEO and leadership teams to drive growth, financial results and performance. The transaction was recently completed and the business is now owned by a strategic buyer, Marcone Supply.
This is Carolyn’s third experience with private equity transactions. They often involve a mix of short and long term strategies and massive change management. She relies heavily on her experience in industrial businesses as a recruiter, a Generalist and a long-time business partner to focus on talent assessment, management and acquisition, leadership and team development, M & A integrations, core HR practices, systems and programs, mixed with a foundation of business fundamentals.
Carolyn holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois, both in Labor Relations. She is a native of the Philly suburbs and has two high schoolers at home. They like to spend time at the shore with family as well as rolling their eyes at their Mom’s addiction to jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, coffee and HGTV.