Lisa Harris Finance Partner and CFO

Location: Palo Alto

Lisa joined Venrock as Chief Financial Officer in January 2012, and leads Venrock’s Finance team, which is responsible for the financial reporting of the firm’s investment funds as well as the day-to-day management of firm-wide finance and accounting matters. In addition, Lisa is responsible for investor relations and LP reporting, and works closely with our legal team on fundraising, operations and regulatory compliance matters.

Lisa has over 25 years of professional experience in financial services, and has been working directly in the venture capital industry since early 2001. Prior to joining Venrock, Lisa was CFO of international venture capital firm DCM, where she had oversight of global finance operations and advised portfolio company management teams, providing operational and financial guidance and assistance. Prior to DCM, Lisa held the Assistant Controller position at Sierra Ventures. Lisa began her professional career with KPMG LLP, first in Canada, then in the U.S., as an Audit Manager serving various private and public clients in the financial, real estate and technology sectors.

Lisa holds the Chartered Accountant (CA) designation, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC). Lisa also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Victoria. She is an active member of the National Venture Capital Association’s CFO Task Force and also served for five years on the Board of the West Coast Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association (PECFOA).