Kathy Madden


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Change Management, Communication, Diversity and Inclusion, HR, Leadership, Strategy

Raleigh, North Carolina

Kathy is a business-focused leader and strategic business partner who brings almost two decades of experience leading human resources and operations teams. Her clients benefit from her primary area of expertise in Human Resources with sound HR generalist skills and international experience across consumer goods, logistics, and manufacturing industries. She has a consistent record of exceeding and leading progressive HR practices, talent management, employee, and labor relations.

Kathy is forward-thinking, continually assessing new ideas and technology to address modern business challenges working in collaboration with business teams. She is goal oriented, focused on delivering significant performance improvements by developing creative results-oriented solutions in an agile and pragmatic manner.
Kathy has been involved in multiple acquisitions and has successfully managed changes in culture and organizational restructuring with compassion and understanding. She is passionate about people and a firm believer in listening, learning, and improving the human experience.
What drives Kathy? She loves conversations; brainstorming and sharing information at all levels, in both her professional and personal life. ‘It’s all about helping one another and enjoying the experience!’

Kathy most recently served as Vice President Human Resources, supporting Global Supply Chain and Information Technology functions at Revlon Consumer Products. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration/Human Resource Management degree from Strayer University and a Human Resource Management Certification from Duke University. 

Kathy helped me on a difficult restructuring process related to a M&A activity. I was responsible for managing a critical process, however, not empowered. Kathy helped me communicate the issues, navigate the challenges, and resolve conflicts with peers and c-level executives, resulting in minimal disruption during the execution of the restructure. She listened closely, dedicated the time to understand the issues and helped me strategize different options to aid me in selecting the best course of action.
— F.S., VP, Global CPG Company
Kathy is one of those rare people who is truly passionate about what she does. Whether it is leading a global HR organization at one of the country’s most iconic companies, coaching young (and not so young) professionals through career challenges, or tackling some of life’s biggest hurdles in her own world- Kathy does so with fervor and exuberance. She approaches every obstacle brought to her as a challenge and she is up for any challenge! As a coach, she is deliberate and methodical as she guides you to find the answers for yourself so that true learning and change can occur. As an individual, she is motivating and inspiring. If you have the desire to improve, evolve or gain insight into any area(s) of your life, Kathy would be a phenomenal partner on your journey.
— B.G., HR Leader, Life Sciences Industry