Lisa Laporte is an established entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lisa Laporte has an extensive, and equally impressive, professional background. Spanning over thirty years, Lisa has worked in numerous capacities as a Corporate Controller, CFO, Consultant, CEO and Founder in a wide variety of businesses. Her passions in business have shaped her expertise in growing startups, building successful and diverse teams, establishing robust partnerships through business development, and in generating income.
Lisa’s first taste of being an entrepreneur came at the age 33, when she opted to shift her focus and establish her own consulting business. Having been an established professional for some time, Lisa Laporte had readily secured quite the influential network. Through these connections, and her unwavering rapport, Lisa was presented with countless consulting opportunities. During this time, Lisa took on an array of multifaceted jobs. She worked with companies on bookkeeping clean ups, accounting processes, and operating costs. In partnership with business owners, Lisa Laporte was able to help establish goals for growing small companies. Due to the rapid growth that Lisa experienced almost immediately, she was able to hire employees within her first year. At the peak of her consulting career, Lisa Laporte successfully maintained the CFO title at three companies, oversaw twenty different entities in all different industries, and had three bookkeepers working for her.
Today, Lisa Laporte’s most recent ventures are being the CEO of TWiT.tv and Artisanal Agency, both of which are focused on new media. After six successful years in consulting, Lisa found her new business endeavor at TWiT. Perplexed by the industry, and what TWiT had to offer, Lisa eagerly accepted the opportunity to join the technology online broadcasting company. More recently, Lisa launched Artisanal Agency, an internet ad sales company. While working for TWiT, negotiating and executing the advertising contracts, Lisa Laporte recognized a greater will to help other podcast networks succeed in becoming an ad-supported network. Two years later, Artisanal Agency continues to build successful relationships between podcasters and their advertisers.
As an established business owner, Lisa Laporte understands the value in taking risks, practicing discipline, and being passionate about your career. With over 25 years of experience, helping businesses take the next step, Lisa is excited to share her journey in entrepreneurship.