Lisa W. Lillelund is an international businesswoman, sustainability advisor and entrepreneur. Lisa has lived in six countries, managed distributors throughout Europe and developed business relationships in Asia for U.S. clean tech start-ups. In 2007 Lisa founded Mango Networks with a focus on raising awareness and implementing more environmentally sustainable ways to operate organizations and to assist start-ups in the field of clean tech. Mango Networks is an Environmental Sustainability Advisory and Communications company that advises on strategic planning, strategic alliances, public private partnerships and stakeholder engagement. Clients include a broad range such as resorts, high tech companies, and colleges. Current projects include a focus on Sustainable Communities, Indoor Vertical Farming and Renewable Energy. Lisa has published over 50 articles on environmental sustainability and produced the Eco Film Festival of Massachusetts.
Prior to founding Mango Networks, Lisa’s experience includes being co-founder of a high tech company, building public private collaborations for PBS television, building public private collaborations for United Nations/World Health Organization initiatives and other organizations. As Managing Director of Europe for Cybex, an American medical rehabilitation and training equipment manufacturer, Lisa established the European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and grew the region into the most profitable region worldwide for medical sales. Early in her career, Lisa was one of the first saleswomen in the world for Japanese firm, Hitachi Metals, based out of their European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Lisa serves on the Advisory Board of North Shore InnoVentures, on the boards of Solar Now and the Beverly Education Foundation. Lisa has dual citizenship German/U.S. and speaks French and German. Lisa received her Executive Certification in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, earned her Master’s in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.