Lisa Lambert is a member of UL’s Board of Directors and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. As the chief technology and innovation officer at National Grid and founder and president of National Grid Partners, she is responsible for leading investments and innovation initiatives across the company. Prior to National Grid, Lisa Lambert was a managing partner at The Westly Group, a private cleantech venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, where she was responsible for investments in energy technology companies.
Lisa worked at Intel Corporation for 19 years and was vice president and managing director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services sector. She was also the founder and managing director of the $125 million (USD) Intel Capital Diversity Fund. Throughout her career, Lisa led global investments for over 100 companies at Intel Capital, including VMware, JBoss (acquired by RedHat) and managed a large organization of investment professionals. She produced top decile returns, including seven initial public offerings.
Lisa has been a director on the board of several private companies related to her investing roles and currently sits on the board of directors for Laredo Petroleum, an independent energy company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Pathr.ai™, a spatial intelligence technology company that accesses location data to identify highly actionable business insights. Until recently, she served on the board of directors for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Lisa’s corporate and financial experience are highly regarded by UL’s Board.
Additionally, Lisa is the founder, chief executive officer (CEO) and chair of UPWARD, a nonprofit organization that has built a global network of executive women with 16 chapters, over 60 corporate sponsors and nearly 6,000 members worldwide. Lisa earned a master of business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in management information systems from Pennsylvania State University.