Kristen McAlister is co-owner of Cerius Executives. Kristen has spent most of her career helping companies establish and improve their infrastructure for high growth. She has grown companies and created optimal infrastructure from both an operational and client management perspective. Kristen has spent the last ten years teaching companies how to leverage executives for transitional situations such as high growth and turnarounds. She is a national speaker and is published on topics ranging from operations and productivity to talent management and the contingent workforce.
Education & Certifications
University Of California, Irvine
June 2003, Masters in Business Administration
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
June 1998, Bachelor of Science
MIT, Sloan School of Management
Business Dynamics, June 2007
Villa Nova University
Six Sigma Green & Black Belt, December 2006
“The New Executive Search: How Smart Companies Are Using Interim Executives“. 2019.
“Words To Lead By. 101 Ways To Leverage An Interim Executive“. 2019.
“How I Fired My Boss and Made More Money: Insider Secrets from Successful Interim Executives and Independent Consultants“. 2017.
Publications & Presentations
Rygelski, Mark. “Council Post: Budgets Don’t Work: Here’s How Businesses Can Do It Differently”. Forbes
McAlister, Kristen. “Multibrief: 4 Secrets To CEO Productivity”. Exclusive.Multibriefs.Com
Phipps, Jillian. “How To Find Your Next Leader”. The Predictive Index
UC Irvine & Forum for Corporate Directors Joint Conference – Met ISS Accreditation Standards
The Russian Mindset Under Scrutiny: Preliminary Insights of a Nation in Transition
Presented at the International Business Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 1998
Start Small, Finish Big – Presented at the National Association of Retail Marketing Services’ Convention, Tucson, AZ, August 2005
Orange County Headstart, Board Member, 2008-2009
I am a Marine Wife, mom, and Ironman. Never a dull moment.