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Kristin Lyon is the Senior Manager – Head of Research for Major, Lindsey & Africa. She leads a team of knowledge management professionals and research associates that harvests strategic intelligence in order to enhance and maintain a superior, cutting-edge knowledge of industries/markets, trends, functions, companies and candidate pools needed to efficiently deliver on retained search. She is an experienced hiring strategy architect ready to assess and retool composite talent acquisition strategies and processes aligned with law firm, Fortune 500, Fortune 1,000 and global client business objectives.

Kristin specializes in non-traditional black matter research. She uses a strategic, consultative approach along with innovative tools, techniques and targeted knowledge gathering of resources to aid in the continual evolution of the capabilities and competencies of the Major, Lindsey & Africa global organization.

Prior to working with Major, Lindsey & Africa, Kristin partnered with executive search teams and Fortune 500 organizations to deliver critical human capital solutions on a global scale. She has spent the last decade plus honing her deep Web search skills to find high-caliber candidates for niche verticals. She creates, uncovers and leverages data and relationships that lead to "hidden" candidates. She has identified executives for roles ranging from C-Suite to individual contributor focusing on legal, professional services, information technology/engineering and human resources.

Previously, Kristin was the senior director of strategic sourcing at an information technology staffing firm (annual revenue of 890M+), leading a team of researchers, sourcers and recruiters. She was also a senior national trainer for AIRS for more than four years, where she aided in research curriculum design and facilitated customized human capital solution trainings for 70 percent of the Fortune 500 talent acquisitions teams; she also maintained AIRS business intelligence, competitive intelligence and knowledge management databases. Kristin was also previously a paralegal supporting the SVP, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at a real estate investment trust – REIT (annual revenue 995M+) and a paralegal for the litigation practice of a law firm partner (later the president of the Colorado Bar Association and eventually the Honorable 2nd Judicial District Court Judge of Colorado).

The Colorado College: B.A., Biochemistry

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