Lisa B. Carey

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Career Readiness, Change Management, Communication, Executive, HR, Leadership, Management, Strategy, Teamwork

Fairfield County, Connecticut


Lisa is a global HR executive and industrial/organizational psychologist, with over 25 years of vast HR experience in a wide array of companies and industries. She is a people-oriented and results-driven leader with strong business acumen who has demonstrated the ability to create robust partnerships to drive change, improve performance, and deliver business growth at multinational firms. Lisa possesses a successful track record in designing and implementing strategies to develop talent, strengthen organizational and leadership effectiveness, enhance employee engagement, and achieve efficiencies to meet business and employee needs. She has been a mentor to many experienced and aspiring professionals over the years and is passionate about helping leaders and employees grow and succeed both at work and in their personal lives. 

Most recently Lisa was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Corporate Risk Holdings, a global leader in diversified risk and information services, and the parent company for Kroll, HireRight, and Kroll Ontrack. Prior to that role, she was Senior Vice President of HR for Cengage Learning, an educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education, K-12, professional, and library markets worldwide. Lisa has also held a variety of HR leadership positions over the years at Deloitte Consulting, Philip Morris USA, and IBM.

Lisa has Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University and a B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She is a member of several professional organizations and has been involved in numerous community volunteer activities over the years. A native New Yorker, she now resides with her husband in Ridgefield, CT where they have raised their two sons


Lisa uniquely combines high achievement leadership and exceptional depth in multiple HR practice areas with the genuine sensibilities of a real human being who connects powerfully with people at every level in the organization. Lisa is among the very best I’ve worked with at leading organizations, designing and running innovative programs, solving sticky people issues, and injecting optimism and challenge into the workplace.
— Kenneth Murphy, Principal at Celtic Ray Creative LLC and former Chief HR Officer for Altria and Philip Morris USA
Lisa is one of the best HR executives I’ve had the pleasure of hiring and working with. She is an accomplished leader and an outstanding performer who would be a huge asset to any organization with an appetite for change and a performance improvement agenda. She combines strong generalist skills with smart strategic thinking and a practical solutions-orientated approach. Lisa sets the highest standards for herself and can always be relied upon to deliver to such standards. She also builds effective working relationships at all levels and is equally comfortable working in matrixed reporting structures and across geographical boundaries. She has an excellent track record in developing others and building high performing teams. If the opportunity should ever arise, I would be delighted to work with her again.
— Adrian Butler, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Lincoln Financial Group and former Chief HR Officer for Altegrity and Cengage Learning
It was my pleasure to work for Lisa during her Thomson/Cengage Learning tenure. Lisa offers strategic HR skills and displays outstanding organizational savvy. She’s an excellent manager - fair, supportive and communicative. She focuses not only on the day-to-day but long-term development of both her people and the company overall.
— Alison Pase, Vice President of Internal Communications