Kimberly Lucas

Founder and Chief People Connector
Goldstone Partners, Inc.

Kimberly Lucas is the Founder and Chief People Connector at Goldstone Partners, Inc. The firm specializes in recruitment strategy and engaged search for early stage and privately-held companies. As a seasoned search consultant and entrepreneur, Kimberly understands what it takes to be successful in a start-up environment and works with company leadership to help build ‘rock star’ management teams and internal talent acquisition competencies. The firm is proud of their 90% 12 month retention rate for the past 3 years. Additionally she coaches executives who are in transition with a 100% success rate. For more than twenty years Kimberly has worked successfully as a trusted advisor with local and global organizations across disciplines. A client focused approach and ability to build partner relationships is evident in the long-standing relationships and company performance.

Kimberly was a founding partner of Spitfire Group responsible for sales, marketing, Human Capital and internal operations. Spitfire was named to the Mercury 100 in 2006 and 2007, an award reserved for the fastest growing privately-held companies in Boulder County. As the VP of Human Resources for iXL, Kimberly successfully hired 160 people in the Denver office in less than a year while maintaining less than 15% turnover during the dot com boom. She has also held leadership positions at MBS, Hitachi Consulting and Robert Half International.

Kimberly studied Business Administration at Metropolitan State College, is an alumnus of the CU Leeds School of Business Technology Leadership program and a 2007 member of 50 for Colorado. As an active member of the business community, Kimberly serves on the board of the Society for Information Management and an Advisory Board Member at the Center for Innovation, Metropolitan State College. She is an active student mentor for the Leeds School of Business and Boots to Suits programs, entrepreneur coach and facilitates a business development group at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.