Meet The Team

Bradford Lyons

Bradford Lyons

Managing Partner

Brad is the Managing Partner of Craig Bradford Associates (CBA). Brad was the driving force in the firm’s expansion into the Greater Philadelphia area in 2003. Under his direction CBA has become one of the “go to” search firms in the area. Brad’s positive attitude and natural sales ability is reflected in CBA’s 95% client retention rate. Prior to joining CBA, he was the National VP of Sales & Corporate Officer with MFT Transportation Specialists where he grew the company’s revenue by $1.5 million in 18 months. Brad started his career with GE Capital where he was a recipient of the President’s Circle Performance Award. Following GE Capital Brad joined Watkins Leasing Company, where he was responsible for developing new business lines totaling $11 million in annual volume, representing 65% of the company in total sales. Brad is an active volunteer coach with the Catholic Youth Organization coaching basketball, football and golf. Brad is a graduate of La Salle University and lives with his family in Phoenixville, PA. If you can’t get a hold of Brad, he is most likely fishing, golfing or taking part in a karaoke contest.

Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons

Founder & Partner

Mike established Craig Bradford Associates (CBA) in 1992 in New York. Prior to CBA, Mike held executive positions in the banking industry as Vice President of Marketing Services at Chase Manhattan Bank and Marketing Vice President at Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques North America. After his banking experience, Mike formed his expertise in staffing and recruiting as the General Manager and Senior Vice President at Tempositions. Under his leadership, the company expanded to five offices, and revenue grew from $4.5 million to $14 million. Mike started CBA while consulting privately owned staffing firms in New York City. Mike was the former President of the New York Association of Temporary Services, where he was recognized by the New York State Department of Labor as Regional Employer of the Year. Mike is a graduate of Iona College, where he received his BA in English and his MBA in Marketing and Organizational Behavior. Mike and his wife currently live in Oxford, CT. Mike spends his spare time in the gym or on the golf course.

Susie McKernan

Susie McKernan

Director, Sales & Search

Susie is a seasoned sales and client services professional. She has 15+ years invested in the travel & hospitality industry, in both the corporate and leisure sectors. Susie worked throughout the USA, Asia and Europe running multi-national procurement and development teams. In 2005 she took a major leap and switched industries (and continents) and began a career in the Property & Casualty insurance industry as the Director of Business Development for a national brokerage. After years of recruiting, training and leading teams she focused her efforts formally on Talent Acquisition by joining Craig Bradford Associates. She is an active member of The Union League of Philadelphia, WINit and is a former board member of USACares. Susie is an avid concert goer and once saw U2 perform twelve times in one year!

Kristin Hopson Addis

Kristin Hopson Addis

Office & Recruiting Coordinator

Kristin is the Office and Recruiting Coordinator at Craig Bradford Associates. Prior to joining CBA, Kristin was an Assistant Lacrosse Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Delaware and James Madison University. Kristin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she majored in Psychology and Sociology. At Notre Dame, Kristin played Lacrosse and led the team to the NCAA Final Four and to the best season in program history. She went on to earn her Master’s in Education from the University of Delaware. Kristin resides in Springfield, PA with her family. Kristin grew up on the football field and is often compared to Sheryl Yoast from Remember the Titans.