Lisa Harris is the founder of Align Capital, LLC and has over 20 years of experience in family office investments, banking, real estate and private equity.  Ms. Harris is a major investor and involved in all aspects of Align Capital, LLC, including investment opportunities, completing acquisitions, portfolio oversight, and firm management.

 

   From 2013 to 2016 Ms. Harris was a major investor and Managing Partner in Cielo Private Equity where she led the firm through a successful investment and subsequent sale of Gravitant, Inc to IBM.  Ms. Harris participated as an investor and in active management in the growth of technology, energy and real estate debt funds of Cielo Private Equity.

 

   For twenty years, Ms. Harris has managed the family office investment portfolio of ARH Family Partnership, which holds commercial real estate, early stage capital in young companies, and numerous other investments in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.  Ms. Harris began her career with Bank One in the Corporate Banking division, in which she spent nearly two decades successfully managing a team of commercial lenders. 

 

   Ms. Harris currently serves on multiple corporate boards. Additionally, Ms. Harris serves and has served as a board member for non-profit boards, including Jeremiah Program and Gen Austin. She is an advocate for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Her non-profit work prepares determined single mothers to excel in the work force and readies their children to succeed in school, reducing generational dependence on public assistance.

    Ms. Harris also serves on the Advisory Council for The Elders, a group of independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

    Ms. Harris received her B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a member of Tiger 21.