Lisa Blais is Managing Partner of the Boston office and Co-leader of the US Board Practice. She also recently led the North American Industrial Practice and co-founded the US Diversity Council. She focuses her client work in the industrial and private equity sectors and is experienced in board consulting and searches, CEO searches, and other C-suite executive search work. In addition to her search work, Lisa provides counsel in CEO Succession, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Management Appraisals and Team Effectiveness Reviews.
I take pleasure in helping organizations, boards, and executives achieve their greatest potential while improving lives and businesses along the way.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Lisa spent over twenty years with global industrial manufacturing companies, including roles in engineering, sales & marketing and general management. Most recently, Lisa was President of the Flow Control Division within ITT, a global pump business that served the marine, industrial and beverage markets. Prior to that, she served as President of the global Commercial Electronics Division that produced switch and connector products sold into the automotive, telecommunications, industrial, computer and consumer markets. Lisa previously ran a significant portion of this business, C&K Switch Products, as General Manager. Prior to her general management roles, Lisa held several sales & marketing leadership positions and began her career on the factory floor as a manufacturing engineer. She was a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Lisa earned a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is passionate about helping female leaders advance in their careers and is a devoted wife and mother of three.