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Haydee Olinger

Senior Advisor

As McDonald’s Corporation’s Global Chief Compliance Officer, Haydee Ortiz Olinger had an impeccable track record of successfully developing and implementing best in class compliance and ethics programs. An accomplished corporate legal executive and business operations thought leader, Haydee leverages her well-tested business acumen to help clients identify and implement best practices for corporate compliance and ethics programs, legal and compliance department assessments, effective reporting to the CEO and the board, and leadership development.

Haydee’s broad list of accomplishments during her more than two decades at McDonald’s includes developing and deploying a broad-sweeping compliance and privacy program to better manage enterprise-wide financial, legal, human resources and loss of reputation risks in response to regulatory and enforcement trends. Her initiatives had global impact: increasing policy adherence, achieving operational consistency, and bolstering financial results. She developed McDonald’s first comprehensive program to ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as local anti-corruption laws around the world. During her tenure, McDonald’s reached the highest score in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Code of Conduct, and was a finalist for Corporate Counsel magazine’s Best Legal Department Award.

At McDonald’s, Haydee is credited with playing an instrumental role in the company’s entry into, and ongoing growth in, multiple foreign markets. An effective business strategist and masterful negotiator, she has successfully directed organizations through a myriad mix of complex and challenging legal circumstances. With her extensive international business experience, BarkerGilmore clients value Haydee’s knowledge of the complex issues of entering new markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

An accomplished and effective public speaker, Haydee has delivered many keynote speeches including: Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, American Bar Association’s 30th Annual Forum on Franchising, Corporate Wavelength Web Conference, and University of Illinois Lecture Series.  She has served on a variety of boards including as Advisory Board Chair of the DePaul University Institute of Business and Professional Ethics, and as a board member of the Illinois State Lottery Control Board, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics/Healthcare Compliance Association (Minnesota), and National Hispana Leadership Institute (Virginia).

Haydee received her B.S. and J.D. degrees from DePaul University and a Masters of Leadership and Business Ethics from Duquesne University.


Legal & Compliance Department Assessment

Building High Performance Teams

Compliance & Ethics Programs

Effective Reporting to CEO & Board

Legal & Compliance Structure & Development

Executive Coaching

General Counsel & CCO Confidant

Leadership for Women & Diverse Talent

Motivation & Retention of Key Individual Contributors

New Leader and Team Assimilation

Interim Assignments

Executive Search

Speaking Engagements