Lisa Hooker

Partner, Technology and Board Practices, Odgers Berndtson

Lisa Hooker is a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Austin and Silicon Valley offices and a member of the firm’s Technology and Board Practices. Lisa brings dedicated expertise in telecom, AI/machine learning, cloud, cyber security, IoT, and SaaS. With more than 20 years of executive search experience, she specializes in recruiting senior management, the C-suite, and board directors for clients, including small, niche firms; Fortune 500 enterprises; and venture and private equity sponsored companies. In addition to recruiting, Lisa acts as an advisor to the C-suite and boards of directors on topics, including CEO succession, board efficiency, director onboarding, and leadership assessment and development. She is also an active member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Practice.

Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson. Lisa was a founding Partner of BridgeStreet Partners executive search. She also served as the Vice President and North American Technology Practice Leader for A.T. Kearney Executive Search as well as the Managing Partner, Technology Practice Leader and Member of the Board of Directors for Ray & Berndtson executive search. She began her career at MCI Telecommunications where she held numerous sales and marketing roles. Lisa has presented at conferences and spoken on many panels nationally. She has also been quoted in the Austin Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, and other print and broadcast outlets.

Lisa earned a BA in from Pepperdine University, where she graduated cum laude.