Hedley Lawson brings decades of experience as a senior corporate executive and board and management advisor to his role as Managing Partner for Aligned Growth Partners, LLC. He has worked with and advises domestic and global boards of directors, executive committees, and organizational leadership to develop and execute corporate strategic plans and build exceptional organizations, from start-up and emerging growth companies to global, publicly-listed corporations.
Hedley held senior executive positions in high technology manufacturing, financial services, software development, and strategic business consulting and executive search. His executive leadership roles included serving as Senior Vice President Human Resources and Quality Management and Vice President Americas for SOLA International, Inc.; Vice President Global Human Resources for Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (MFLEX); Senior Vice President Global Human Resources for Fair, Isaac and Company, Inc.; and Vice President Human Resources for QuantumShift Communications, Inc.
A frequent public speaker, Hedley has delivered over seventy-five key note speeches and seminars to trade conventions, annual business and leadership meetings in the optical industry, including national and regional optical laboratory association conventions and meetings, the South East Council of Optometry, Vision Expo, and other optical groups and associations.
For almost two decades, Hedley has been a Contributing Editor and Author on a wide variety of business and human capital subjects for Jobson Medical Information, LLC. He also serves as a Contributing Editor to The Alliance.
Hedley holds professional memberships with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the North Bay Angels, and national and regional human resources associations. As well, he serves on the Wells Fargo Bank NCV Advisory Board.
Hedley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University and a Master’s degree with a double major in human resources management and organizational development from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Executive Development and Financial Management programs.