With 30-plus years of executive search experience, Lisa appreciates the vast impact a CEO has on the organization and lives of its employees. She is committed to finding and assessing leaders who can thrive in fast-paced consumer-facing companies. She understands the leadership DNA needed to succeed in the PE environment and is well-versed in the nuances of different ownership structures. In addition, Lisa previously served on the board of Pacific Community Ventures, a nonprofit that promotes job creation in low-income communities.

Expertise

Lisa has specialized experience in:

  • CEO recruitment and succession
  • Boards of directors
  • Consumer
  • Multi-unit enterprises
  • Retail
  • Franchising
  • Direct sales
  • Private equity
  • Family ownership

 

Recent work

Examples of Lisa’s work include recruiting CEOs and CEO successors for:

  • Multi-unit enterprises including Chuck E. Cheese, CKE Restaurants, Driven Brands, Knowledge Universe, Massage Envy, Primrose Schools, Smart & Final and True Food Kitchen
  • Consumer companies including Dave’s Killer Bread, Lenny & Larry’s, Stone Brewing and Cakebread Cellars
  • Direct sales organizations including Rodan+Fields, Herbalife and Medifast

Previous Experience

  • Partner with two other leading international executive search firms
  • Attorney specializing in corporate and securities law

Education

  • J.D. with Order of the Coif honors from the University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa

Practice Areas