Lisa Harris, CPA (inactive) is a finance executive with over 25 years of experience in fashion/CPG, ecommerce, retail and wholesale; she has worked at a variety of well-known brands in various growth stages including Tory Burch, Zac Posen, Dolce Vita, Gap, Inc. and Lucky Brand. She has served in executive roles for a number of companies and is a seasoned leader in all traditional areas of finance; she has extensive experience in M&A, capital and debt raise—both angel and institutional. She has recently moved into the non-profit space and is currently serving in the role of CFO for Association for Corporate Growth. Lisa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Claremont McKenna College with a double major in math and economics, and minors in accounting and literature. She graduated cum laude and received Academic Honors in math.
In addition to her experience in corporate finance, Lisa has a broad background in theater and has worked in all phases of theater production. She was the original producer of the acclaimed, Obie award winning, “Mabou Mines Dollhouse” directed by Lee Breuer. The play was developed at Sundance Theater Lab and opened at Arts at St Anne’s in NYC before launching a six-year world tour.
Giving back is a priority: Lisa serves on the board of directors for the non-profit org, Mental Health Advocacy Services, and was a long-time board member of the original Bootleg Theater, a not-for-profit theater in Hollywood. She is a frequent volunteer at Ascencia, a local shelter working to lift people out of homelessness; she and her sons frequently prepare and provide meals, and have organized donations, served at fundraisers and arranged for activities for youths who are clients. Lisa regularly guest lectures at Cal State Sacramento and is an active mentor to students.
Outside of work Lisa is an active single mom of two sons. She loves the NFL and is an avid Seahawks fan. She plays the piano and has written several plays and other prose pieces.