Christin Cardone McClave
Mon, June 27, 2011
Chief People Officer and Board Member, Cardone Industries
Christin is a 3rd generation owner of the Cardone family business, Cardone Industries. She currently holds the position of Chief People Officer, with global responsibility for Human Resources, Internal Communication and Employee Branding. Cardone is the largest, privately-held auto parts remanufacturer in the world and employs 5500 employees worldwide. Christin leads the family strategy for their business, family governance, and also sits on the company’s board of directors. Christin was an integral part in bringing her family’s 1st non-family CEO on board in 2012 to assist her father’s move to the chairmanship. Christin has been a member of the CARDONE board of directors since 2012.
Prior to joining Cardone full-time, Christin received her Co-Active coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and holds her accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Prior to joining CARDONE full-time, she coached individuals and family teams in business together to strengthen relationships and businesses through sustainable leadership practices.
Christin’s foundational leadership experience came from her background at Johnson & Johnson, a Fortune 50 company, spanning IT, Process Reengineering, Digital Marketing, eCommerce and internet start-up work, as well as Market Research for Consumer Products and Pharmaceutical M&A Teams. Christin was mentored through the J&J IT Leadership initiative, as well as various Women’s Leadership training opportunities.
Christin graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in International Business, and a minor in Italian. She and her husband, Dan, moved to Brussels, Belgium for a family business acquisition. While Dan developed the European operations of Cardone, she received her M.S.M from Boston University’s International Masters’ Program. They resided in Belgium for almost 6 years and had 2 children while there.
Christin sits on the board of World Vision USA, one of the largest non-profit organizations, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. She serves on the “Strong Women, Strong World” advisory council for WV and is passionate about educating women & girls. She also serves as a mentor for the PRAXIS Labs social entrepreneurship accelerator program.
Christin and her husband, Dan, have 3 boys, ages 8, 12, and 14. They live in suburban Philadelphia. Dan and Christin are “Spousepreneurs”—a couple with multiple businesses between the two of them, and always dreaming up new ventures. They currently own a healthy vending machine franchise together. They support Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Salvation Army Philadelphia, and a variety of other local Philadelphia-based organizations through the CARDONE Family Foundation, where she also serves on the board.