Carol McDaniel
Vice President Talent Acquisition
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Carol is an executive talent leader and is considered an expert in the Talent acquisition space with an impressive track record of over 20 years in the industry. Her career is characterized by numerous accomplishments in the transformational talent acquisition/management landscape. Throughout her journey, Carol has spearheaded pivotal initiatives, such as implementing enterprise-wide applicant tracking systems, RPOs, and CRMs, building and nurturing high-performing TA teams, and strategically planning the workforce for organizations.

Carol is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Providence which supports 51 hospitals, 1,000 clinics, and a comprehensive range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. With over 122K employees, she has oversight for all 63 Providence employees and an outsource RPO parner with over 500 recruiters.

As an experienced TA leader, Carol has successfully motivated and guided TA teams large and small, displaying remarkable leadership skills and a talent for bringing out the best in her colleagues. With her exceptional communication abilities, she has also earned a reputation as a sought-after keynote speaker.

Carol has worked and supported many prestigious organizations, including Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Delta Air Lines, Randstad USA, Kinetix LLC, and Bernard Hodes Group. Most recently, she held the role of Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Wonder, a food technology startup in NYC. In this role, she was responsible for developing and executing the overarching Talent Acquisition vision and strategy roadmap while leading and empowering a 48-person TA team. She is credited with achieving noteworthy milestones, such as launching the Wonder career site and implementing key performance indicators (KPIs) and talent dashboards for each business line. These metrics facilitated the measurement of crucial aspects like diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), recruiter enablement, and overall position control.

Carol is a United States Air Force veteran and has recently relocated from the Northeast to Atlanta, GA.