As a Chief Security Advisor within the Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Lisa focuses on Microsoft’s top global clients within the financial sector.  She has responsibility for providing advice and guidance to CISOs and other C-level executives; serving as a global thought leader for cybersecurity; product strategy and development; and promoting digital transformation and innovation.  She serves as a trusted and strategic advisor, making sure clients are apprised of emerging tools and threats.  She also ensures the unique security needs of Microsoft’s global financial clients are being met.

Prior to Microsoft, Lisa served as a bank regulator at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency with the unique distinction of being both a Financial Examiner as well as an IT Examiner.  As a Financial Examiner, she analyzed financial statements, researched investment vehicles, and conducted fraud investigations.  As an IT Examiner, she led domestic and international IT examinations of Fortune 50 companies such as GE and Citibank.  Lisa participated in drafting the first authentication guidelines for online banking and led a team that developed guidelines for cloud computing.  She also led two FFIEC interagency teams to develop the first Cybersecurity Assessment Tool for the banking industry.

As a volunteer with the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), Lisa founded the Cheer networking program in ten major U.S. cities for executive women in information security, privacy, and risk management.  She co-founded the EWF Lift mentoring program and a school education program that volunteers have presented to more than 5,400 K-12 students.  Lisa was selected as a Woman of Influence by the EWF and CSO Magazine and speaks at conferences including RSA, RSA APJ, RSA Europe, FS-ISAC, and WiCys.  She is a semi-professional photographer and previously served on the board of directors at Wellspring Counseling in Miami.