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Cerius Core Values

  1. We understand and champion leaders and their visions.
  2. We know & understand what people do best.
  3. We put the customers’ business and interests before ours.
  4. Respect & Integrity:  We seek truth.

Key insights and results from experienced, hands-on and vetted executives.

Through a deep resource pool of thousands of vetted executives, we offer a full services portfolio across all management disciplines from which we develop a customized interim executive solution tailored to your needs. You gain immediate access to a carefully selected skill set with the additional leverage of reach to the larger pool of Cerius executives — to develop new strategies for growth, carry out organizational or cultural change, manage complex projects, or fill business-critical roles currently vacant.

  • It was the best way to jump start our marketing activities – with the skills and experience to be productive immediately. It was low risk. We had a lot of flexibility because it was not an employee hire.


  • What we thought we would get was improved operations – but what we got was an entirely new, performance-based approach to all company activities – and the insights necessary to make substantial strategic changes


Who We Are

Our company is comprised of current & former business owners as well as top level HR executives.  We have the background & expertise to listen, understand and work with you to successfully bring you the executive (or team of executives) with the right expertise and background to provide you with the key insights, advise, execution and/or results you are looking for. 

Our Leadership Team

Pamela Wasley
CEO

Pamela Wasley is CEO for Cerius Executives. She is a serial entrepreneur who has personally sold two companies and recently led a management buyout of Cerius. She is an expert at helping companies develop higher shareholder value through the strategic development of rapid growth and profitability opportunities with industry experience ranging from technology, telecommunications, medical device, manufacturing and business services. She serves on several private company boards and is a frequent speaker on the topics of talent management, millennials and contingent workforces.

Maria Hillman
Vice President, Client Solutions

Maria co-owned a manufacturer's representative company in the home improvement industry for over 20 years. Representing companies from mid-market to fortune 500 in size. Focusing on sales, service and marketing in the home improvement industry. She was a pioneer with regards to service in the home improvement industry since 1986. The company has since been sold to the second largest Sales, service and marketing company in the United States.

Matt Sauer
Chief People Officer

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Matt is a Senior Human Resources Executive who has extensive years of experience with two Global Fortune 100 Companies. He spent his last five years in corporate life as the Human Resource Officer for Ingram Micro Inc., in Santa Ana California.

Maria Hillman
Vice President, Client Solutions

Maria co-owned a manufacturer's representative company in the home improvement industry for over 20 years. Representing companies from mid-market to fortune 500 in size. Focusing on sales, service and marketing in the home improvement industry. She was a pioneer with regards to service in the home improvement industry since 1986. The company has since been sold to the second largest Sales, service and marketing company in the United States.

Matt Sauer
Chief People Officer

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Maria Hillman
Vice President, Client Solutions

Maria co-owned a manufacturer's representative company in the home improvement industry for over 20 years. Representing companies from mid-market to fortune 500 in size. Focusing on sales, service and marketing in the home improvement industry. She was a pioneer with regards to service in the home improvement industry since 1986. The company has since been sold to the second largest Sales, service and marketing company in the United States.

Maria Hillman
Vice President,
Client Solutions

Maria co-owned a manufacturer's representative company in the home improvement industry for over 20 years. Representing companies from mid-market to fortune 500 in size. Focusing on sales, service and marketing in the home improvement industry. She was a pioneer with regards to service in the home improvement industry since 1986. The company has since been sold to the second largest Sales, service and marketing company in the United States.

Matt Sauer
Chief People Officer

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Matt is a Senior Human Resources Executive who has extensive years of experience with two Global Fortune 100 Companies. He spent his last five years in corporate life as the Human Resource Officer for Ingram Micro Inc., in Santa Ana California.

Maria Hillman
Vice President,
Client Solutions

Maria co-owned a manufacturer's representative company in the home improvement industry for over 20 years. Representing companies from mid-market to fortune 500 in size. Focusing on sales, service and marketing in the home improvement industry. She was a pioneer with regards to service in the home improvement industry since 1986. The company has since been sold to the second largest Sales, service and marketing company in the United States.

Matt Sauer
Chief People Officer

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Kathryn Grey
Board Advisor

Kathryn Gray is Chief Organizational Development Officer for Aspen Medical Products. She has over 25 years experience in operations, organizational and executive development, and human resources. She has held previous VP level positions, two in Fortune 500 companies, and served as internal consultant to a venture capital firm. Kathryn has implemented her proprietary programs and processes within billion-dollar, multi-national firms such as Levi Strauss, Wells Fargo, CB Richard Ellis and Ikea to small, entrepreneurial start-ups.

Kristen McAlister
President/COO

Kristen McAlister is President/COO and Co-Owner of Cerius Executives. She has extensive experience in leading major acquisitions, sales and operations initiatives with small and large privately-held companies to publicly-held international companies. Kristen has spent the last ten years facilitating companies on how to market, sell, present and execute their goals with clients and adding value through operations, sales, marketing and entrepreneur coaching.

Matthew Sauer
Chief People Officer

Matt is a Senior Human Resources Executive who has extensive years of experience with two Global Fortune 100 Companies. He spent his last five years in corporate life as the Human Resource Officer for Ingram Micro Inc., in Santa Ana California. After leaving Ingram he began a consulting practice. His clients included a large Technology Distributor, a Telecommunications Company and a mid-size Manufacturing company. He then joined Cerius in January 2012 as the Chief People Officer. Matt has also served on several Boards; both Non-Profit and Advisory.

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