Lisa’s experience and entrepreneurship have contributed to over a billion dollars in exit value from emerging technologies. Lisa is known for pioneering platforms that connect capital to early-stage companies. She created the ValorCIO/CTO Innovation Council that connects emerging startups to potential enterprise customers. Lisa founded the Startup Runway Foundation, the largest pitch event for minority and women founders seeking seed capital. She is a Kauffman Fellow, a member of the global network of top venture capital investors. Before Valor, Lisa founded a digital marketing agency recognized as one of the “Top 10 Agencies for Tech Startups.” She supported hundreds of tech startups through their exits to public markets and acquisitions. Prior, Lisa worked in IT consulting, helping large organizations solve complex problems with code. Lisa serves on the boards of SmartCommerce, Women Who Code, MyAgData, and the Woodruff Arts Center Women’s Giving Circle. She earned her BA/Baylor 1994 and MBA/University of Texas.