Lisa has been with SpeakerBox for thirteen years and serves in an executive management role for the firm and its clients. She provides strategic oversight on client accounts, manages day-to-day operations of the business and oversees staff development. She has helped many SpeakerBox clients achieve their ultimate business goals, from acquisitions to IPOs, including Internosis (acquired by EMC) and Mobile 365 (now Sybase 365). With strong experience in the security, wireless, enterprise software and B2G industries, Lisa focuses on enabling her teams to deliver against aggressive communications goals.
Lisa has carved out a niche in the startup community, giving a voice to relatively unknown innovators and organizations in need of remarkable, creative thinking to stand out from the crowd. She has entrenched herself in the DC Tech scene, significantly raising the profiles of companies in the region and the region itself. She digs in with emerging companies and organizations and possesses a strong understanding of their unique growth triggers, market pressures, and core requirements for success.
When it comes to communications strategy, one of Lisa’s passions is the notion of a “Middle School.” She believes Middle School is realistically how most marketing organizations are functioning today—blending more traditional marketing activities with new school tools and initiatives to strengthen and expand brand, community and reach.
Lisa regularly guest lecturers to communications classes at American University, George Mason University, University of Maryland and University of Phoenix, where she talks to students about communications industry trends and best practices. Lisa is on the advisory board of Foster.ly, is a part of the StartupDC Leadership team, mentors for the accelerator program at Fortify Ventures and is also on the board of the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation.
Lisa has been recognized with numerous awards and achievements for her contributions to the communications profession and technology industry. Recently, Lisa was listed among the “Power Women in Tech” by Tech Bisnow and “Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the DC Startup Community” by IntheCapital.In 2006, Lisa was named a finalist for PR News’ PR People Awards in the Agency Executive of the Year category—an accolade that honors outstanding leadership and achievement. In 2004, Lisa was recognized as a finalist for Washington Women in PR’s Woman of the Year award. This award acknowledges women in the Washington metro area who have demonstrated leadership, honor and community action. In 2005 and 2002, Lisa was honored as a Women In Technology (WIT) Rising Star Award finalist and President’s Award recipient for outstanding contribution and dedication to the organization, respectively.
Prior to joining SpeakerBox, Lisa was the director of marketing for Career Rewards, Inc., a venture-funded software vendor that provided web-based referral solutions and Knowledge Workers, Inc., a technology-focused professional services firm. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Radford University.