Kristi Hope


Kristi has 25 years of executive leadership experience with broad-ranging international expertise in Program Management, Strategic Planning, Customer Relations, Washington Operations, and Marketing. She is part of the Industrial and Technology Practice Groups at Stanton Chase. As a senior-level executive with large, medium, and small Aerospace & Defense companies including industry stalwarts Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and Textron/AAI, Kristi has managed geographically dispersed teams and large government contracts. Her Systems Engineering background coupled with advanced degrees has enabled her to lead teams in understanding complex issues and defining strategies and tactics leading to positive outcomes. As an example, Kristi was awarded the Jordanian Star medal by King Hussein of Jordan for her leadership during refurbishment of his executive aircraft. Kristi has coordinated complex activities associated with installation of Enterprise Management Resource Programs; integrating multiple sites for communication, training, job/organization redefinition, process integrity, and customer change management initiatives. Her analytical skills and leadership capabilities are significant assets to Stanton Chase clients seeking the finest executive talent in these and other sectors.

Kristi has technical and business degrees, including MBA, MAS, BSEE, and is Six Sigma certified. With valuable and diverse contacts in the Aerospace & Defense contractor and user community, coupled with a broad knowledge of many key governmental domestic and international agencies, Kristi brings a unique skill set to executive searches. Her relationships are also valuable for search assignments in other sectors due to her in-depth understanding of processes and systems, which lead to organizational excellence. As the wife of an Army Colonel, Kristi has a special appreciation for the challenges those who are transitioning from the military to civilian work force face; she devotes significant time to helping individuals with this transition.