Emilie McLaughlin is the Chief People Officer at Forcepoint. She is responsible for leading Forcepoint’s overall human resources strategy aligned with business goals, global talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, leadership development, compensation and benefits, and HR technology and operations.
As Chief People Officer, she believes in maintaining a laser-focus on continually improving the employee experience through a number of initiatives. These include increasing the company’s global diversity and inclusion programs, driving pride in both Forcepoint culture and products, and championing talent development that supports the needs and aspirations of the company’s nearly 3,000 employees across the globe.
Since joining Forcepoint in 2017, McLaughlin has also served as Vice President of HR Centers of Excellence. She was instrumental in successfully scaling programs and teams to increase positive impacts on the employee experience that supported our people both before, and during, the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Emilie and Forcepoint prioritize work/life blend and believe recharging when we need it helps us maintain balance, focus and productivity. She championed the global implementation of Forcepoint’s Hybrid Working Environment and US Flexible PTO approach – and continually assesses employee engagement results to make data-driven decisions for positive improvements across the organization.
McLaughlin brings over 20 years of developing smart and strategic solutions in global talent management and development, organizational development, employee experience program management and HR technologies to her role as Chief People Officer. Prior to Forcepoint, she led Global Talent at Alphatec Spine and Employee Experience at Quintiles, now IQVIA.
Originally from Montana, McLaughlin spent nearly 15 years studying and working in Munich and Berlin, Germany before returning to the U.S. She currently resides with her family near San Diego, California. McLaughlin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.