Industry Focus
  • Better-for-You Food/Beverage

  • Health and Wellness​

  • Personal Care/Beauty​

  • Consumer

  • Apparel​

  • Private Equity​

  • Family-owned

Functional Focus
  • Chief Executive Officer/Presidents​

  • Board of Directors​

  • Chief Financial Officers​

  • Chief Marketing Officers​

  • Chief Commercial Officers​

  • Operations​

  • E-Commerce/Digital​

  • Merchandising ​

  • Sales

Carolyne Higgins is a Client Partner at North Line Partners, serving as an Executive Recruiter and ally to clients and candidates. Carolyne has successfully executed searches for Private Equity-backed as well as public and family-owned companies - with specific focus on Better-for-you Food, Consumer, Health/Wellness, Beauty and apparel industries.


Carolyne's clients include Ocean Spray Cranberries, Halo Top Ice Cream, Corkcicle, Nielsen-Massey, Revolution Foods, Hickory Farms, Alter Eco Chocolate, Aunt Millie's Bakery, Briess Malt & Ingredients, and private equity portfolio companies Jane Iredale Beauty, Truco Enterprises ("On The Border" branded food products), Tillamook Country Smoker, Century Snacks, Willow, DOTS and others. 

A Shotokan Karate National Division Champion and competitive athlete, Carolyne applies unwavering discipline and focus to everything she does, including her professional role and relationships. 

Prior to her experience at North Line, Carolyne was the Marketing Director at an award-winning full-service creative agency in Chicago, where she successfully led and executed marketing strategies and integrated campaigns for over thirty industry-leading brands, including Nike, Mercedes-Benz, World Trade Center and many others. 

Carolyne graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. Carolyne currently lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and yellow lab, Tugboat.