Lisa ShalettAdvisor, Angel Investor and Board Director
Lisa Shalett is a retired Goldman Sachs Partner who now advises and invests in startups and serves on public and private company boards. Over her 20-year Goldman career, Lisa held senior leadership roles in 5 divisions, worked in 2 regions, led revenue-producing and revenue-supporting businesses, managed global P&Ls and important client relationships, and helped transform the way Goldman communicates with its key stakeholders. Most recently, Lisa was Global Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy, managing Goldman’s brand during the financial crisis; prior to that she was Global COO of Compliance, Legal and Internal Audit, and before that led International Equities Sales & Trading, leveraging her Japan background. For 12 months through June 2016 Lisa “failed” retirement and joined the executive team at Odyssey, an explosively-growing millennials-focused media platform, as CMO and Advisor, working for its 27-year old CEO and getting startup experience firsthand.
Lisa currently serves on the boards of Brookfield Property Partners, PerformLine, and Bully Pulpit Interactive, and advises fast-growing companies including Schireson, Cobiro, BetterUp and Quantified Communications. She focuses on using her considerable, diverse business expertise and operating experience in large and small companies to help startups grow and large organizations stay innovative. She is known for (and enjoys) connecting people, building brands, and being a sounding board and creative thought partner on issues relating to business models, strategy, marketing, digital transformation, leadership and talent. She is passionate about mentorship and initiatives that emphasize leadership development and diversity and inclusion. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, and BA, summa cum laude, in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She and her husband live in New York and have two sons.