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About Lisa Aldisert

Dr. Lisa Aldisert is president of Pharos Alliance Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in strategy, business development, and organizational/leadership development. She offers clients a unique blend of financial acumen, trend analysis, and leadership insight, resulting in practical, real-world solutions.

Lisa brings over 35 years of business experience and insight to her clients. She spent 16 years in the banking industry in multinational banking and corporate finance. As a relationship manager, Lisa developed a profitable portfolio of global clients. Later, as a manager and sales manager, she was accountable for business development and profitability in several corporate finance functions.

Lisa successfully made the transition from banker to business owner, and was the founding president of a business association for entrepreneurs. Prior to Pharos, she founded and grew a customized women’s apparel firm.

Her blend of experience in working with corporate conglomerates, family-owned businesses operated by entrepreneurs, and being a business owner herself makes her a unique advisor. She strengthens connections between CEOs and their management teams, analyzes and enhances organizational dynamics, and assesses areas to improve systems and procedures. This results in stronger alignment between people and processes, resulting in better productivity and higher profits.

Lisa is a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Penn Club of New York. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization and the New York Business Forum.

Lisa is on the faculty of New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is a contributing columnist for business and professional periodicals. She is the author Valuing People: How Human Capital Can Be Your Strongest Asset (Dearborn, 2002), and the co-author of The Small Business Money Guide: How to Get It, Use It, Keep It (Wiley, 1999). She frequently speaks on strategic business topics.

Lisa received her BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA and EdD from Columbia University.