Hi there! I’m Katie (Winokur) Hooper, a graduate of the class of 2014. At Wake, I studied Art History, Communication, and Entrepreneurship. While I thought I wanted to pursue a career in the arts, through networking with Wake Alums, I landed an awesome job in executive recruiting shortly after graduation.
I spent 7 years working at the search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, initially in the nonprofit practice recruiting heads of art museums and other cultural institutions. Halfway through my tenure at RRA, I pivoted and joined the corporate officers practice, primarily placing CHROs and General Counsels across industries and ownership structures. I really loved the work I was doing in the human capital space, and I decided to take on some related work internally. I co-led our firm’s internship program, and oversaw entry level hiring in Atlanta.
After RRA, I went in-house as an executive recruiter at the leadership advisory firm, ghSMART, and most recently I’ve joined McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, I’m an Executive Recruiting Manager, and I focus on hiring senior leaders globally into the firm’s internal corporate functions.
I’d love to connect if you’re thinking about a career change and aren’t sure how to start networking or prepare for an interview. I’ve probably conducted over 1,000 interviews for a variety of roles, levels, and companies, and I can help you get up to speed quickly on a company or industry. Also, if you’re looking for feedback on your resume structure or content, I’m your girl!
Other areas of expertise include: management consulting, the visual arts, museums, human resources, talent acquisition, executive recruiting, and Atlanta.
Here’s the intake form for Katie. Once you submit your responses, the confirmation message will include Katie’s contact information. Please send her an email to request a conversation!