Lisa Craven

Lisa Craven


Lisa is a member of the global private equity practice. She is a trusted partner to leaders and organizations globally, advising CEOs, C-suite executives, and investors in the areas of executive team selection and development, CEO succession, M&A due diligence and transformational change. She works closely with leaders to navigate their most confidential and complex leadership problems while empowering them to continuously run successful businesses.

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in leadership strategy, change management, executive coaching, and talent development across a variety of sectors with global operations. Before joining YSC, Lisa led her own consulting firm specializing in executive assessment and coaching as well as executive training and development to help drive organizational change and empower leaders to achieve greater success. Lisa has also worked as a Global Chief People Officer and has been part of executive teams at several global organizations. With her astute commercial acumen in these roles, she coached leadership teams and led client engagements including large-scale mergers and acquisitions, cultural transformation projects and executive development. Lisa’s relationship management capabilities and background in Human Resources has led her to drive results and serve as a strategic advisor at organizations across the world. Furthermore, Lisa has always been a strong advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. 

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is also trained in various psychometrics including Hogan Suite, Swift, Firo-B and Social Styles. Having lived and worked in several countries, including Australia, England, and the USA, she enjoys and appreciates different cultures and considers herself a global citizen. Lisa enjoys spending time and traveling with her family, including her eight-year-old daughter and teenage stepson, she enjoys mindfulness activities, yoga and reading. Lisa equally loves a green juice or a mezcal.