Lisa is SVP of Product at Zenefits, where she is responsible for the development, management and execution of the product vision. Prior to joining Zenefits, Lisa was vice president of corporate strategy at Workday, where she collaborated with customers and internal business leaders to develop and implement strategies to build sustainable, long term value. Lisa was previously co-founder and CEO of GridCraft, a data analytics company acquired by Workday in 2015, and a general partner at Vista Ventures, an early stage IT venture fund.
Prior to founding GridCraft, Lisa was the VP/GM, Access & Cloud at Citrix Systems SaaS Division when she held full P&L responsibility for their remote access solution, GoToMyPC. Before Citrix she was at SAP where she managed SAP Ventures, the corporate venture investing arm of SAP AG, for 5 years. In this role she led the team and provided strategic direction for the organization, as well as executed on direct investments. Her responsibilities spanned multiple geographies, encompassing both direct company and fund investments. Prior to SAP Ventures she spent 9 years in senior operational roles at SAP America. She began her career in the automotive industry. In addition to her operating roles, Lisa was also a General Partner at Vista Ventures, a VC firm targeting early-stage tech investments in the Rocky Mountain region.
Lisa holds a BA from Kalamazoo College and a MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She serves as a Blackstone Entrepreneur with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado (BENCO) and serves on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board for the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado. She is a mentor at Techstars and MergeLane. Lisa is currently on the board of directors at the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA). Previously she served on the board of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association (RMVCA), the Boulder Country Day School Board of Trustees, and Community Food Share, a food bank serving the Colorado counties of Boulder and Broomfield.