The Beacon Lane Executive Team

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Elaine Davidson
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Elaine Davidson, Beacon Lane Consulting (Beacon Lane) Founder and CEO, made her mark in Corporate America as an authority in Global Corporate Talent Acquisition (TA) and Recruiting Operations roles for some of the world’s finest and most prominent consulting and financial services organizations.  

With a strong financial and analytical background, Elaine quickly concluded that while there is a surplus of innovative ideas and tools flooding the recruiting landscape, there is often too little focus on the operations and processes that serve as the backbone to a thriving TA function.  After spending two decades building world-class Talent Acquisition strategies internally, she opened the doors to Beacon Lane and started bringing her depth of recruiting operations and process improvement expertise to companies across industries and geographies.  

Elaine says, “My team and I have architected recruiting strategies and led enterprise-wide recruiting change initiatives for some of the world’s most complex organizations.  Now we are bringing those same blue-chip solutions to TA leaders and their teams.  We serve as Trusted Advisors to TA Leaders who are committed to building an operationally sound TA function that is scalable, sustainable, mitigates risk, and yields the best hires for the organization.”

Elaine earned her Master’s Degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in New York City and her BBA in Accounting & Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She graduated from Coach U, one of the world’s most reputable ICF-accredited coaching programs, earned her certification in Conflict Resolution, and is Six Sigma certified.  As an HR Executive, she led global enterprise-wide change initiatives that reshaped and advanced Human Capital agendas.

Reginald Jackson
 Chief Operating Officer

Reginald is a Marine Corps veteran with more than twenty-years of service. In addition to his duties as a Marine musician and senior advisor, he also had the opportunity to gain experience and expertise in the areas of operations and logistics, curriculum development, facilitation, project management, and recruiting. Over the span of his career, he trained, counseled, and mentored hundreds of Marines. After retiring from the Corps in 2007, his career achievements have grown to include organizational and system change management, IT project management, and process improvement. With experience in the public and private sectors, Reginald is comfortable articulating technical material to multiple stakeholders, especially senior leaders and executives.

As a certified coach and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Reginald has also served as a Mentor Coach; training others in the profession of coaching. In private practice, he works primarily with established and emerging leaders, helping them explore various areas of their development, and ultimately the next level of their career.  He is also a contributing author to several international online magazines and career blogs.

Reginald’s education includes a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, and an MBA (concentration: project management). He’s currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational and Industrial Psychology, specializing in Leadership Development and Coaching.

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Amy VanKirk
Chief College Recruiting Advisor

Amy Van Kirk is an established university recruiting leader and is viewed as a subject matter expert in designing strategic campus recruiting programs.   Amy has 20+ years of experience in working with universities on a global basis and is well versed in the expectations the millennial workforce has when selecting an employer of choice.

Amy has worked for a variety of global organizations across multiple industries which has allowed her to recruit university graduates in different academic majors while expanding her knowledge in curriculum design and training programs. She leverages her relationships with universities to continue to reach relevant student populations and open new talent pipelines for her employers as she leads the recruiting effort to find, attract, and hire top talent into organizations against a high bar for performance, potential, and culture-fit components.

Amy has been frequently quoted as a campus recruiting subject matter expert in Business Periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, HR Magazine and Journal of Accountancy. She is an active presenter and panel representative at the annual Women in STEM conference at Bentley University. A graduate of Clarkson University, Amy is currently involved with Alumni Relations there and is also a guest lecturer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.