Lisa Harris is the founder of Align Capital, LLC a private equity firm in Austin, Texas.  Ms. Harris is a major investor and involved in all aspects of Align Capital, LLC, including investment opportunities, acquisitions, portfolio oversight, and overall firm management. She has over 35 years of experience in banking, family office investments, real estate and private equity.

 

    Ms. Harris manages 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. 

 

    She began her career in commercial banking, with Bank One in their Corporate Banking division. She spent nearly two decades managing a team of commercial lenders that provided an array of products and services to a large portfolio of middle market companies. Her division provided various forms of credit, including rolling stock, inventory, real estate financing, working capital lines of credit, private equity structures and management buy-outs, among others. Her division also provided off balance sheet financing, asset based credit products, as well as complex treasury management services and investment products.

 

    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.

 

    As an ambassador to A Glimmer of Hope she is very passionate about her work in Ethiopia to provide clean water, education, health care and microfinance loans which support resilient communities and empower women and girls.

 

    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.