The mxa leadership team
Chief Executive Officer
“MXA is the culmination of my years of experience driving leading edge Talent Attraction transformations. I’ve left the corporate space to better live my passion for changing tactical, basic recruiting functions into strategic partners aligned with business growth objectives. From external hiring to DE&I strategy, from early career talent programs to impactful succession planning, MXA Talent Solutions provides comprehensive consulting with real life solutions that can actually be implemented!”
Liza began her career in Toronto, Canada as a Staffing Specialist for a small temporary staffing agency. Throughout her agency career, Liza successfully moved through various roles in staffing, national sales, operations, communications, and senior management. Liza moved from external staffing services into Recruitment Process Outsourcing as Senior Recruiting Manager with Hewitt, where she led a team of corporate recruiters supporting BMO in Canada and BMO Harris Bank. After five years of successfully improving the service delivery as an RPO provider, Liza moved into corporate, in-house recruiting, with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Canada.
At Coca-Cola, she built a recruiting team implementing a total transformation of the hiring processes across Canada. Throughout her nine year career with the Company, Liza was responsible for multiple re-organizations as the company transformed its North American business model. After successfully leading the Talent Acquisition teams supporting Coca-Cola Refreshments & Coca-Cola North America in Atlanta, GA, she moved to Miami, FL. where she joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as the Head of Global Talent Acquisition.
During her time with RCCL, Liza was responsible for completely transforming and optimizing the global recruiting process for approximately 25,000 requisitions annually from 120 different countries for shipboard and shoreside positions. This included leading talent marketing, talent attraction operations, and candidate experience.
Today, Liza is the CEO and Founding Partner of MXA Talent Solutions, an organization built to help companies review, assess and strategize for the Future of Hiring. MXA Talent Solutions is a team of experts in talent attraction strategies, organizational design, complete transformations, technology optimization & implementation, employment branding and recruiting operations.
Liza resides in Miami, FL., having spent most of her young life in Montreal, Quebec. She is a dual US and Canadian citizen, is bilingual, French & English and has a broad scope of expertise in Talent Attraction, Talent Management, Candidate Experience and Talent Marketing.
Kristin Nicole Saunders, MBA
Kristin comes to MXA Talent Solutions with over a decade of experience in the talent acquisition/recruitment and human resources technology world. She began her career in this space upon receiving her undergraduate degrees from Michigan State University, where she studied both International Relations and Public Relations. Her learnings from these two degrees made her realize that working with people and helping them better their lives by finding new careers was her calling. She took this passion to Chicago, where she lived for 10 years and spent five of those years with CareerBuilder, specializing in recruitment software solutions for Fortune 500 companies. This success brought her to Atlanta, where she continued with CareerBuilder for another five years, partnering with The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and other International enterprises on developing, implementing, and optimizing their recruitment and HR technologies and processes. Deciding to see what life was like outside of recruitment, Kristin took her love for technology to Gartner, where she spent three years partnering with technology leaders and CIOs on creating strategic alignment and operational efficiencies. However, she always found herself gravitating towards improving or enhancing her clients’ recruitment and HR tech stack. This is when she decided that joining forces with Liza to create MXA was what she was meant to do.
Kristin continues to reside in Atlanta with her boyfriend, Brian, and dog, Phoebe. She graduated with her MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and received her Diversity and Inclusion for HR Certification from Cornell University.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Lisa began her career in Toronto, Canada as a Staffing Specialist for a small temporary staffing agency after graduating from York University. This was where she first met and worked with Liza Voticky as they learned all about recruiting and talent selection in a fast paced, high pressure environment. After building her business acumen in sales, as well as sourcing and selecting top talent, Lisa moved on to a an agency that specialised in technology based contractors. She was at the forefront of the competitive market for contractors working on Y2K projects. From the tech space, Lisa moved into the growing niche market for French/English bilingual talent in Toronto, Ontario. Her role was to build and develop process and policies for a boutique search firm. Lisa’s responsibilities grew and ultimately she became the Director of Corporate Accounts with the Dean Group, where she led a team of sourcing specialists, and managed a large client portfolio of searches, responded to RFPs, and provided compliance and service delivery reporting through regular Business Reviews.
Lisa joins MXA with the goal of building our Talent Selection organization into a key partner for our clients. She is focused on the strategic role of a recruiting team to deliver on our client’s growth objectives by providing the right people in the right jobs at the right time. Through Lisa’s focus on the client and candidate experience, we will deliver a service that is personal, transparent and meets the needs of everyone involved in the hiring cycle.
Chief Operating Officer
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Anthony graduated with a BA in Business and began his career in the Insurance industry as a Finance Manager. From there he moved into Commercial Property Development in Senior Financial Manager, supporting a highly successful organization in Vaughan, Ontario. In the early ‘90s Anthony stepped out on his own as an entrepreneur opening up Spectrum Property Management. He has been running Spectrum successfully since then, primarily in the Property Management and Property Development space. With his years of business knowledge and expertise in growing and managing large scale and complex projects, Anthony brings the business acumen and financial oversight to our organization that will help position us for long term sustainable success.
Chief Financial Officer
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Marc graduated with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology and began his career in process engineering for a tier 1 automotive component supplier. He then joined Coca-Cola through the Management Development Program working on projects throughout the production department and later as a production supervisor. After developing skills in budgeting, finance, and management, he began working for a property management firm, specifically in real estate management and direct client relations. With a diverse background across several sectors, Marc brings an experienced perspective to the financial operations of MXA Talent Solutions.