Lisa is a former award-winning investigative journalist, who specializes in bespoke investigative projects focusing on deep-dive examinations of public and private companies and their executives.

She manages complex pre-deal diligence projects for a range of clients, including some of the largest private equity firms in the world, helping them understand competitive ecosystems, risk-relevant information, new market opportunities, and reputational issues. She has conducted research across various sectors, including technology, food and beverage, construction, finance, aerospace, and manufacturing. 

As a reporter in the U.S. and the Middle East, she covered subjects ranging from the U.S. presidential campaigns and Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations to higher education, the environment, and local corruption and crime. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsday, Jerusalem Post, Philadelphia Daily News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and USA Today. She graduated with a B.A. in History from University of Illinois at Champaign. She collects Japanese books, and is active in the Japanese Art Society of America and the Caxton Club in Chicago.