Carol is a Senior Associate with Renaissance Partners. In her role she is responsible for building and cultivating networks of relationships with executives across a variety of industries. Carol is able to forge strong relationships with her clients through her dedication and commitment to high quality service and her willingness to partner in the future of their businesses.
Carol worked at the Jewish Family and Children's Services Career Development Center in Pittsburgh, an international agency providing outplacement assistance to downsizing organizations. Carol successfully led the effort to expand the Center's outreach of services to the broader business community. She secured client relationships with Fortune 500 companies, including medical and pharmaceutical providers, manufacturers, as well as telecommunication and transportation companies. And, she established client relationships within non-profit organizations including educational institutions. As part of the effort, Carol defined and delivered outplacement services, counseling services, and career development workshops. Her placements covered a wide range of positions including executive management, operational and administrative roles. Through her efforts at the Career Development Center, Carol identified the opportunity to create her own enterprise and harness the extensive network of executive relationships she had established across a wide spectrum of industries.
Earlier in her career, Carol worked as a consultant for Robert Half & Associates, which provides retained searches for accounting executives. Carol was instrumental in growing and diversifying the business by helping establish the Account Temp Division. She built the team for this new venture, created the training and incentive programs for the staff and sold the account temps concept to new and existing customers. Through Carol's leadership, the Division secured Fortune 500 manufacturers including Westinghouse, U.S. Steel and others, at both a corporate and plant level.
Carol started her career at Fortune Personnel – an executive placement firm providing retained searches. At Fortune, Carol was promoted through a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities. As part of her efforts, she helped support counselors, build relationships and identify candidate pools for industrial and discrete manufacturers across the country. Carol's personal skills allowed her to interview candidates across multiple business functions including engineering, finance, sales and marketing.
Carol studied English at Duquesne University as well as received a professional certification in Work Force Development from the same University. Carol sits on the advisory board of Duquesne University, the advisory board of Mercy Hospital, and is a member of the Women's Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Arts. She is a steering committee member of the ARCS Foundation for post graduate science education based at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a national board member of the Business Women’s Network International in Washington, D.C., and New York.
Carol is a nationally certified career facilitator, and in addition to her numerous career accomplishments, she has raised a family of five wonderful children with her husband Dr. James McCague.
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