Kristen E. Sumner joined Tyler & Company in 2008 as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, and was promoted to Research Associate in 2011. Having earned the trust and respect of the firm, her responsibilities broadened to include those of Director of Human Resources in 2012 after completing her Master of Business Administration.
Before joining Tyler & Company, Kristen had nearly a decade of experience supporting senior-level staff in industries including higher education, information technology and retained executive search. Her determination, persistence, versatility and down-to-earth charm have propelled her success and approachability by colleagues, clients and candidates alike.
With nearly 10 years of experience in retained executive recruitment, Kristen is familiar with the importance of understanding the needs of her clients and serving as a true-hearted liaison to candidates, which she considers “the best part of my role.”
Kristen and her husband welcomed their first daughter in 2014. In addition to caring for her family (which includes two dogs and two cats), Kristen enjoys long-distance running (e.g., marathons), triathlons, reading and being outdoors. While Kristen finds inspiration from friends and family, she also takes these words from Ralph Waldo Emerson to heart: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Master of Business Administration, Specialization in HR Management
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Arts, French
University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia