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Kristen McAlister


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, Summa Cum Laude
Masters in Business Administration, Concentration: Business Strategy

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
June 1998, Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science:  Major – Marketing Management

MIT, Sloan School of Management
Business Dynamics, June 2007

Villa Nova University
Six Sigma Green & Black Belt, December 2006


Books

By Pamela Wasley and Kristen McAlister:

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


Community Engagement

Orange County Headstart, Board Member, 2008-2009


Personal Tidbit

I am a Marine Wife, mom, and Ironman. Never a dull moment.

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