CKS Advisors Managing Director Lisa Hamilton Ridley brings over 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.
She effectively translates her diverse experience, in both the corporate world and as a successful entrepreneur, into her work with Clients – facilitating positive change that results in the achievement of increased growth and profitability.
Over the past year, 6 of Lisa’s Clients have exited at multiples well above industry average.
Education: Lisa received a Bachelors degree from the University of Arizona, is a graduate of The Hudson Institute’s professional coaching program (CHIC) and is an 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.