Meet the Zayla Team

We view talented people as the singular differentiator for any company’s success (including our own).

Our mission is to empower companies to hire, inspire – and ultimately retire – these talented people. We do this by aligning your company’s long-term strategy and goals with the most efficient and effective executive pay and governance programs available.

Founder & CEO

Mr. Crawford has over 25 years of strategic compensation and corporate governance consulting experience advising over 250 public, private and not-for-profit organizations.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Mr. Keas has spent the last 15 years as a consultant and practice leader for two leading executive compensation and corporate governance firms.

Kyle Lamport

Robert "Kyle" Lamport


Mr. Lamport joined Zayla Partners in 2024 as a Principal. He has been advising clients across a range of industries and sizes on all matters of compensation and related corporate governance for nearly a decade. 

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Liz Mayo, Zayla Partners, Compensation Consultant, Principal

Liz Mayo


Ms. Mayo’s experience spans executive and board of director compensation, annual and long-term incentive plan design, change-in-control, employment agreements, and litigation support, among other topics.

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Ben Quint


Mr. Quint joined Zayla Partners as a Consultant in 2022. His work consists of analyzing comprehensive sets of compensation data and reviewing corporate financial performance while assembling custom client reports.

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Jared Brown, Zayla Compensation Consultant

Jared Brown


Mr. Brown joined Zayla Partners in 2023. His role consists of performing data analytics for corporate financial performance. Mr. Brown’s experience is in analyzing data and reporting on trends. He is finishing up his Masters of Statistics from Texas A&M in 2024.


Mykalynn Penny

Marketing and Design Manager

Ms. Penny joined the Zayla team in October 2022. Mykalynn is a seasoned marketing director with a focus on digital marketing, communication and design. She also specializes in  social media and brand awareness.

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Barret Pickering


Mr. Pickering joined Zayla Partners in 2022 as a Consultant. His role consists of performing data analytics for corporate financial performance. Mr. Pickering’s experiences include the use of trends and analysis incorporated into college athletic decision making. He also analyzed film and schematics to help his organization be successful.


Jennifer Sprauer

Office Manager

Mrs. Sprauer joined the Zayla team in August of 2022. She is the glue to the Zayla office day-to-day operations, accounting and human resources while providing administrative support to partners and staff.