“I advise clients and executives to Always Be Cultivating (ABC) by thinking of recruitment as a sales process. If you want A-players on your team, your company must spend as much time and effort attracting and retaining employees as it does on finding and keeping customers.”

-Lisa Marie Ardagna, Director, Talent Acquisition

Lisa Marie Ardagna has more than 13 years of both domestic and global recruiting experience. Lisa Marie’s partnerships expand from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies undergoing acquisition, turnaround, rapid growth and transitional business cycles. A key to Lisa Marie’s success in executive search has been her commitment to establishing a rigorous, systematic search-and-selection process. Her visionary approach to executive search is illustrated by her insistence on precision target recruiting to uncover people of excellence that the client typically cannot access through employment ads and internet job posts.

Lisa Marie’s experience in executive search and recruitment – as well as her keen sense for quickly building rapport with professionals at all levels – gives her clients a leg up on the competition. Along with knowledge of what motivates an individual to join, stay or leave a company, Lisa Marie’s blend of industry expertise and a strong approach to understanding the business and clients’ needs enables her to connect with star performers where other recruiters fail. She helps companies hire talent that aligns with culture first, attributes second and skills needed to be successful in the role. Helping companies create value, incorporate diversity of thought and bringing in raving “fans” or employees that enjoy the challenge of their work is what makes Lisa Marie’s effectiveness extend far beyond the traditional boundaries of what most recruiters are capable of accomplishing – so much so that clients call her services “thorough, concise and thoughtful.”

She holds an Executive MBA from the University of Southern California (USC), in addition to a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Management from Pepperdine University. She also earned a Master of Science degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Forensic Psychology, with an advanced emphasis in Terrorism Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of San Diego. Lisa Marie is a Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, Motivators Analyst, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Analyst and Certified Stages of Growth Strategist.