Contract Placement Services



About Krista Keay

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Krista Keay is the Account Executive for Contract Placement for The Pompeo Group. Krista was promoted to Account Executive in 2017 following her role as Recruitment and Training Manager. Krista’s career with The Pompeo Group began in 2013 in an administrative role with the company. In short order, it was apparent she had the ability and aptitude for this industry. She has successfully taken on many roles within the organization---from recruiting to training. Prior to The Pompeo Group, Krista was a figure skating coach in Albuquerque, NM; an extension from her lifelong passion of figure skating. Krista is both an enthusiastic recruiting professional and a highly creative and intuitive executive who is committed to excellence in making quality connections between companies and qualified consultants to create effective and productive business relationships.


Contract Placement

Contract Placement

Though The Pompeo Group has built our reputation successfully completing searches for full-time positions, candidates and companies today are often open to flexible, project-based arrangements—and in numbers that we have never seen before. This also applies to high level positions—what The Harvard Business Review has termed “The Supertemp.” The Pompeo Group is putting these puzzle pieces together regularly, matching clients with the best-qualified lighting, electrical and IoT talent in North America.

Finding the best and brightest is a quality process that you do with talent experts who understand true recruitment and executive search— not just staffing. The professionals with The Pompeo Group have the experience, relationships and industry insights in lighting, electrical and controls to find the right fit. You need search professionals whose recruitment experience can help them to connect the dots and people quickly. Our competitors don’t have them, but The Pompeo Group does.

The Pompeo Group also has a large number of professionals at a variety of levels, which can provide clients with a wide variety of professional services in lighting, electrical, IoT and controls—everything from strategy and planning to execution. They are open to contract roles as well as to contract openings that roll into full-time positions. And they’re available for strategic projects and initiatives, or simply to be integrated and contribute as a member of your team.

Maybe you need a lighting, electrical, IoT or controls professional to give your team strategic leadership but just don’t have the budget to put one on the payroll. With our contracting services, you get the standard Pompeo Group high level of candidate talent but without the full-time payroll implications.


Spotlight Consultants

    Below you’ll find a sampling of consultants available to entertain opportunities on a contract basis.  For a      full list of consultants or to discuss your consulting needs, please contact Krista Keay at 505-271-5356          or

Interim Executive and Consultant - Strategic Planning, Leadership Advisory, Lean Transformations, M&A

Senior Operations Executive with experience optimizing growth and profitability within domestic and international operations.  History ranges from lean operational transformations and acquisition integrations, to start-ups and financial "special situation" turnarounds within publicly traded and private equity organizations.  Has advised and mentored executive teams and boards, as well as transformed organizations in longer term interim executive positions.


Executive Consultant - Strategic Planning, CEO/Leadership Team Advisory, Board Member


50+ year career in lighting as a CEO, CFO and Founder.  Founded and built two companies and grew them from $0 to over $100M.  Involved in planning through execution.  Consulting capabilities include advisor to the CEO, mentor to the leadership team, member of the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, strategic planning and implementation, capital raises, acquisition, exits and sale, customer research and competitive analysis as well as incentive plans/phantom stock plans and more.


Awarded Linear Product Design and Development

26+ years in design-for-manufacture experience with multiple industry-renowned OEM's.  Has developed architectural lighting fixtures and commodity products as well as retrofit kits.  Creative and synergistic approach capitalizing on efficient use of pre-existing manufacturing investments.  Instinctive drive for implementation of value engineering on existing product lines, systemic process efficiency improvements, and SOP optimization.


International Business Development Strategist

Deeply experience, bilingual (English and Spanish) professional with a knack for creative business development and proven ability for strategic alliances that increase revenue and market share through the understanding of sales processes, procedures and methodologies that include relational-based, transnational-based and solution-based selling as well as operational management of accounts with full P&L responsibility for all aspects of a company.


About The Pompeo Group


The Pompeo Group was founded in 2003 with a mission of positively impacting companies and enhancing careers. It is this mission coupled with our approach that has vaulted us to becoming the most recognized LED lighting and energy search firm in the country. The Pompeo Group has a combined 50 years of executive recruiting. Our Specialization by industry and function; Flexibility to customize our process, relationship and terms; Array of Services for total recruitment and consulting solutions and Track Record of success has helped our clients gain a competitive advantage and our candidates advance their careers.


One Executive Center
8500 Menaul Blvd. NE, Ste A540
Albuquerque, NM 87112
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"During my career I have worked with a number of search firms, however, The Pompeo Group has provided a level of service of which I was previously unfamiliar.   We have hired 3 candidates while working with Mary Lindenmuth, Paul Pompeo and The Pompeo Group team.  Their thoroughness, diligence and straightforward honesty enabled us to complete our search while reducing time and costs allocated to these requirements.   Would I recommend The Pompeo Group?  Frankly, I wouldn't recommend anyone else.

Tim Smith