Lisa Ryan2023-11-12T18:04:22+00:00

Why CommsCollectiv

Lisa Ryan

Communications Industry Executive Recruiter/Co-Founder, CommsCollectiv

Lisa is co-founder of CommsCollectiv, a company offering fractional access to an unparalleled roster of communications experts, delivering a perfect blend of quality, flexibility, and cost-efficiency and was most recently a Client Partner at Heyman Associates, an executive recruiting firm based in New York. Over her three decades at the firm, Lisa led hundreds of successful executive searches in corporate communications, public relations, marketing communications, branding, and public affairs for the firm’s blue-chip clients, including Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit organizations.

While her industry expertise includes healthcare, consumer products, and industrial and infrastructure companies, she also handled numerous assignments for academic institutions. Based on her early career successes, Lisa has always had an affinity for colleges and universities. She served as a frequent speaker at the Public Affairs Council, Rutgers University and the University of Southern California.

Lisa developed her recruiting skills as an executive search associate with The Cantor Concern, after having been the national management recruiter for NutriSystem. Previously, she was a nurse recruiter and assistant registrar for the College of Allied Health Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Lisa began her career in college admissions at Widener University.

Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and theater arts from Susquehanna University, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees. Prior to that, she served on the University’s alumni board. Throughout her career, Lisa was active in a variety of industry associations, including serving on the board of the Public Affairs Council.

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