Lisa is passionate about championing underrepresented people and women in technology industry with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. With over 20 years’ experience in Silicon Valley as a practitioner and leader of Human Resources, she sets the innovative and strategic direction for People and Culture and implements programs that support a best place to work. She has held leadership roles at some of the Valley’s hottest startups such as HashiCorp, Act-On and Hortonworks, as well as leadership roles, at technology giants such as Business Objects, SAP, Genentech and Sun Microsystems. Lisa is currently consulting with several leading Silicon Valley venture firms around developing their people strategy for the work force of the future.
Lisa’s great grandfather was born in Swinford, Mayo in 1866, and her great grandmother was born in Inishbofin, County Galway in 1875. They immigrated to the United States and were married in Pennsylvania in 1893. Her great-great cousin, Marie Coyne created and still runs the Irish Heritage Museum in Inishbofin, County Galway. ♦