Full Name
Cheryl Ayers
Job Title
Director, Talent Acquisition
Company Name
FOCUS Brands
Speaker Bio
Cheryl is the director of talent acquisition for FOCUS Brands. She has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of recruitment, leadership development, management, career transition/outplacement, human resources, training and business development.

Prior to joining Focus Brands, Cheryl joined Korn Ferry as director of client solutions for the company’s leadership and talent consulting practice. Later she took on the role of executive recruiter, which she held for eight years.

Before joining Korn Ferry, Cheryl was the national business development executive for IMPACT Group – a Career Management firm. She was also VP of HR consulting services for Mulling Corp. She has extensive experience as a project director for both Serco and DBM where she managed large career transition projects for the Army, NASA, HUD and Dell Computers, among others.

Cheryl also worked at Delta Air Lines as the general manager of talent acquisition, supporting all areas of the business.
She was formerly the co-host of a weekly radio talk show, “AT Work" for Georgia Public Broadcasting. Here, she led several Atlanta-based networking groups to foster networking opportunities.

Cheryl is a certified career coach and earned a B.A. in advertising, and a M.S. in human resource management and development. She has lived in a variety of places as the wife of an army officer. Cheryl is also the mother of two adult daughters and has two adorable grandsons.
Cheryl Ayers