Lisa generates and leads investments, manages investor communications and acts as advisor, CEO and/or board member for portfolio companies. Lisa also provides financial leadership for the firm. Lisa was previously the Managing Director Life Sciences Group for Quoin Capital Investment Bank. Prior to co-founding Phoenix IP Ventures, Lisa was the COO of GSK Ventures, GlaxoSmithKline's intellectual property based venture capital fund, creating value from GSK’s non-progressed Research and Development assets and was the primary liaison with the cash-based venture capital community. Prior to her work with GSK Ventures, Lisa worked in various roles within GSK and its predecessor companies, including Head of Financial Planning for the Pharmaceutical R&D Division, Director Hospital Markets for the Clinical Labs Division and International Operations Consultant across divisions. Prior to joining GSK, Lisa was a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand.
Lisa is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), has passed the Series 7 and 66 exams and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accountancy from Villanova, an MBA in Finance and a Post-Graduate Degree in Marketing Management.
In addition, Lisa is active with various community efforts, including the American Red Cross, the United Way Women’s Initiative, the Villanova School of Business and The Haverford School.