Lisa Walker is the Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Capital Advisors, a boutique retained executive search firm where she has built the revenue and infrastructure, and managed entrepreneurial growth. Prior to founding this business, Ms. Walker was a senior partner with Korn/Ferry International and a partner with Heidrick & Struggles. At Korn/Ferry, Ms. Walker initiated, built and led the Global Sustainability practice including co-authoring three white papers, coordinating a global team, driving brand positioning, and delivering incremental revenue in new markets. She repeated the practice development when she initiated the Global Agribusiness practice at Korn/Ferry before embarking on her own.
With two decades of experience in executive search as well as in senior roles within the industrial marketplace, Ms. Walker leads general management and key functional searches for clients seeking marketing, strategy, business development, technology and operations expertise. She specializes in commercialization roles and has built her reputation identifying talent with an emphasis on performance, potential and cultural fit.
Prior to entering executive search, Ms. Walker was with BP Amoco, Air BP, as Chief Marketing Officer, managing all marketing for the international jet fuel business. Previously, Ms. Walker held positions as Director of Strategic Planning and Director of Marketing Strategy for Amoco Corp. Earlier in her career, she utilized her engineering background at Honeywell Corporation, working in design and manufacturing with Honeywell’s solid state electronics division in Colorado Springs and Minneapolis.
Ms. Walker began her career as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney and Bain & Company in strategy, marketing and operations in their Chicago office.
Ms. Walker earned her Master’s of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago, and her Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Clean Energy Trust and on the Women's Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.