Michelle Jarrard
McKinsey & Company

Michelle is a Director of McKinsey & Company. In her capacity as Director of Firm Personnel (CHRO), she leads the Firm’s People Functions for all Firm members globally, which includes: Recruiting; Learning; Compensation; Benefits; Evaluation and Promotion; Diversity; Workforce Planning; HR tools, Metrics, Policies and Risk Management. She serves on the Firm's Operating Committee, the group of Directors appointed by the Managing Director to oversee the Firm's operations worldwide.  She is also a Leader in the North American Human Capital client service practice.

Michelle originally joined McKinsey in 1989 in the Atlanta Office.  Her client service focused on operational transformations for clients in industrial and service-based industries.  In 2004, Michelle moved to London for an assignment as the Chief of Staff to the Firm's Managing Director, and accepted her current role in 2007.

Outside the Firm, Michelle has had a lifelong interest in community service, most recently serving Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on its Foundation Board and the Compensation & Benefits committee of the Operating Board.  She is also a Board Officer of the Frazer Center, an Atlanta-based center with extensive programming for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Michelle has a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  She and her husband, Jimmy, have two children, A.J. (16) and Hope (13).