Practice

Lisa Harwood

Sr. Business Analyst
Lisa Harwood

Profile

Lisa is a seasoned program manager, financial analyst, and business process analyst focused on delivering value to clients. She has a deep understanding of financial modeling and strong quantitative and analytical skills gained through over ten years of experience in financial roles including banking, commercial real estate, and fixed income derivative sales. She brings a passion for improving processes by designing more efficient workflows and streamlining data analysis. Lisa’s ability to easily communicate with diverse groups, from C-Suite executives to interns in various departments, facilitates the successful implementation of client solutions.

Professional Background

Lisa’s finance experience includes complex interest rate derivatives sales at Deutsche Bank in London in support of French corporates and developing corporate client real estate strategies in the US that included GAAP and tax/cash flow analyses at JLL. Her current nonprofit board work is focused on governance and leadership during transitions. She began her career at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where she gained an initial exposure to data analysis, streamlining processes and working effectively with people from different cultures that shaped her career.

Education

Lisa earned her MBA with concentrations in finance, economics and international business from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She has a BA in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana.

Furthermore

Lisa likes to say her bucket list is very short: in early adulthood, she snowboarded, willingly jumped out of airplanes, rock climbed, scuba dived and traveled extensively. Now that the need for adrenaline has died down a bit, she prefers to ski, entertain and spend time on home improvement projects and photography. She is fluent in French.

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