Carrie Schochet, 37

Purple Squirrel Advisors

Carrie SchochetCarrie Schochet is the Founder and CEO of Purple Squirrel Advisors, an executive search firm based in Troy, Michigan. She has spent the past 13 years connecting C-level and senior executives to successful companies and is passionate about helping businesses grow.

Carrie spent over a decade at one of the nation's leading recruitment and staffing firms before launching Purple Squirrel Advisors in January 2015. She created the company to provide a consultative, "white glove" recruitment process customized to each client. Her team's extensive and loyal network, combined with their direct sourcing activities, helps to connect companies with unique candidates and fulfill even the most difficult searches. With an in-depth understanding of her client's needs, Carrie brings strategic advice, onboarding expertise, and objectivity throughout the hiring process.

Carrie is also the founder of CFO Next, a group she created that has helped over 60 members land new career opportunities pro-bono. In addition to CFO Next, Carrie uses her network and resources as Co-Chair of the Career Services Committee for Financial Executives International (FEI), a non-profit organization for senior finance executives.

Carrie is a passionate philanthropist who has raised money for ALS research, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Power Company Kids Club and 100 Women Who Care, Greater Rochester Area. In 2016, Carrie co-founded 100 Businesses Who Care to connect executives who want to make a philanthropic impact on the Metro-Detroit community. In February 2017, 53 members came together for the group's inaugural meeting and donated $26,500 to Life Directions Detroit.  

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2017.