Caryssa Beard, CSP
Caryssa Beard, CSPManaging Director
Founder of Karis Alliance, Caryssa Beard has over 10 years’ experience providing client success across a broad range of industries including Talent Acquisition, Information Technology, Engineering and Healthcare.
Caryssa is passionate about helping others by making a positive and meaningful impact and ensuring authentic value add with all that she does.

She started with recruiting diverse candidates for companies in need of talent, but soon realized that this wasn’t enough – there was a disconnect between the needs of both employers and job seekers which needed addressing. She expanded her company into consulting services for large firms who wanted to do more than just hire diverse employees – Caryssa helped them establish inclusive cultures from the ground up, so they could create environments where all their employees felt valued and respected at all times.

Caryssa exemplifies authenticity with her vision for Karis; to inspire, empower, and to bridge the divide between women in leadership.

” Women deserve a seat at the table, they have a voice that deserves to be heard. Karis is part of that movement. To shift the momentum in which the world does business, holistically with integrity and grace. ” – C. Beard

Rochelle Rivas, MBA
Rochelle Rivas, MBAStaffing & Workforce Management Advisor
Accomplished, results-driven executive with a proven track record providing the
operational and strategic leadership to improve efficiencies and enhance company profitability.

Possess more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience, directing strategic and operational functions for a Fortune 100 corporations. Recognized for exceptional leadership skills and astute understanding of business operations and performance drivers that has led to unprecedented sales revenue and profit growth. Gifted with the vision, determination, and skills needed for high-level, revenue-building strategies and high employee engagement and retention. Established entrepreneur with proven track record, with extensive public company experience, successfully led two Best Places to work efforts in both public and private company.

Results-proven agent for positive change and corporate transformation; successful turning around under-performing markets into robust, growing, highly profitable entities. Creative strategist skilled in generating renewed energy and visionary direction to drive achievement of the highest-priority objectives.

Core Values


It allows us to connect with other people and build meaningful relationships. When someone does us a kindness, we feel connected and more willing to cooperate with them.


You’re true to your own personality, values, and spirit, regardless of the pressure that you’re under to act otherwise. You’re honest with yourself and with others, and you take responsibility for your mistakes. Your values, ideals, and actions align.


Treating all candidates, colleagues, collaborators and stakeholders with respect. Trust in each other that the right decisions will be made in the best interest of Kari’s core values, vision, and mission.


Impact demonstrates the immeasurable power of our shared values and collective effort to effect positive, ground-breaking change and deliver excellence for our customers, colleagues, and communities.

Social Equity

Committed to social equity and work to remove barriers. Show respect and tolerance towards peoples individuality. Recognize the value in every contribution and that diversity is an asset in an increasingly global society.