Our Team

Lisa Craven

Partner, Private Equity

Lisa is a trusted partner to global leaders and organizations, providing invaluable guidance to C-suite executives and investors in both Fortune 500 corporations and private equity firms. With more than two decades of experience, her proficiencies encompass leadership strategy, change management, executive coaching, and talent development across a diverse spectrum of industries. She specializes in helping leaders navigate their most confidential and intricate leadership challenges while empowering them to continuously drive successful businesses. Lisa has extensive experience working with private equity clients, portfolio companies and possesses a deep understanding of leadership and organization strategies to drive value creation.

Prior to joining Summit, Lisa served as Director, Global Private Equity at YSC Consulting where she specialized in guiding top-tier global private equity firms and their portfolio companies through complex leadership and talent challenges. Lisa also previously founded Craven Collective; a talent strategy, executive coaching, assessment, and leadership development boutique consulting firm.  In addition, she was the Chief People Officer for Sizmek where she was a member of the management team and led all people and talent functions before being acquired by Amazon.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University. Additionally, she has served as a guest lecturer at Drew University, Macquarie University, and the Jansen Newman Institute.

Lisa Craven