CKS Advisors is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Hamilton Ridley as a Managing Director.  She is a welcome addition to the CKS team.  Ridley will be a vital component to the firm’s Value Creation Practice.

CKS Advisors Managing Director Lisa Hamilton Ridley brings more than 30 years of direct P & L and general management experience to her work as a business coach & growth advisor.  Her diverse background includes a unique combination of operations, financial and sales management, which has enabled her to lead companies to dramatic increases in revenue and profitability.

Throughout her career, Lisa has specialized in successfully leading businesses through accelerated growth and organizational change. She has served as CEO, President, COO, General Manager, Managing Partner and Board Member for companies across a broad range of industries, including the service, technology, transportation and media sectors. She has participated in seven start-ups and led two turnarounds in addition to her work with mature operations transitioning to the next level.

Education: Ridley received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, is a graduate of The Hudson Institute’s professional coaching program (CHIC) and is a ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), as well as an experienced Gazelles Coach certified in the delivery and implementation of their many Scaling Up Growth Tools

Lisa Hamilton Ridley can be reached at or 480.421.4448.