Lisa Churakos

E Network Niagara

Lisa started her entrepreneurial journey at a young age running a family owned restaurant in Niagara Falls. She entered the Tech field, starting off as a data entry clerk for a retail analytics software company, quickly realizing tech was her passion. Within a few years, Lisa was leading the Technical Sales Team in U.S. and Canada; working with brands like Donna Karan, Pepboys, Disney, and HP on large technology deployments.

Lisa also spent several years at the Goodwill of WNY where she is credited for rebranding the retail business, growing it almost 25%. She led the non-profit through a LEAN implementation and a digital transformation. During this time she co-founded the WNY Donated Goods Coalition.

Lisa has a BS in Human Services, several technology certifications, and a LEAN Certification through the University of Buffalo. She has Solution Selling Training, Miller Heiman Sales Training, and Challenger Sales Training.

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