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

Product Development Professional

35+ years of success in all levels of design in lighting, from application design to product development.  Currently assists in development of lighting products utilizing solid-state technology.  Services include market research, product roadmap development, engineering/design specification, product prototyping and testing, short run contract manufacturing, and customization.  Contributes to customer success through tailoring services to suit specific requirements.  A unique consultant with capacity to provide design and marketing services, technical and marketing documentation, physical product creation, model building, prototyping and in-process performance testing.  Primary customers are small to mid-sized firms with limited marketing, design and engineering resources who are looking for a cost effective and timely path to production realization.


Lighting Designer and Luminaire Designer

A rare combination of skill in luminaire design and lighting design.  Within luminaire design, specializes in optical design, industrial design, and design engineering for all product families.  Proficiency extends to product planning.  Within lighting design, experienced in designing art galleries and commercial retail spaces.  NCQLP Lighting Certified, Bachelor of Industrial Design and graduate certification in business.  Published several times in trade magazines.


Senior Consultant – IoT, Controls, Smart City

Dynamic, pragmatic leader – experienced in business case development, product conception to monetization and P&L responsibility.  Implements bold sales and marketing programs that drive substantive results in short timeframes – from start up to $5M in two years.  Industry evangelist in new technologies, standards, and government relations.  Champion of “define challenge, propose solution, test until goals are exceeded.”  A thought leader and frequent speaker with superior communication skills.


Interim CEO/Executive Advisor

Seasoned entrepreneur and team builder with deep sales channel and global supply chain relationships.  Experienced in assembling and motivating core teams, identifying strategic niche markets and positioning companies where they can compete from strength and can maximize margins by selling on features and benefits.  Track record of getting “disproportionate” agency attention and commanding “mindshare” from all agency stakeholders.


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.


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"I must say that your company and staff are outstanding.  I have helped a multitude of recruiters in the past and only worked with one recruiter in securing my former position.  Working with you and your staff is an excellent and enlightening experience.  Your hands-on approach and the attention to detail are marvelous and refreshing."

Michael A. Field