Contact Information
Email: lisa.vanpatten@morganfranklin.com
Phone: (202) 765-1352

Lisa VanPatten

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lisa VanPatten serves as an executive director at MorganFranklin, leading the national NetSuite practice and helping to build out MorganFranklin’s overall consulting practice in Atlanta and the Southeast. She is responsible for hiring and building the NetSuite team, working with the marketing & business development teams to generate leads, and developing and improving services that are provided for the NetSuite practice.

Prior to MorganFranklin, Lisa worked in accounting while attending school, and upon graduating, held positions of senior analyst, accounting manager, and  assistant controller. At the age of 24, she held her first leadership role as controller reporting to the CEO. For over 20 years, Lisa has held CFO positions in various hi-tech and manufacturing industries where she was responsible for raising over $350M through vehicles such as private investments in public entities (PIPE), private equity, debt, and bridge loans for her companies. As a member of the IPO team of a startup called Vonage, she participated in raising $750 million in public funds on the New York Stock Exchange.

Lisa has extensive international business experience as she has led and developed finance teams in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada. As CFO, she has direct experience preparing and managing SEC filings, interacting with investors, developing various models for budgets and forecasts, ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and collaborating with other C-levels in the organization to develop and execute strategic plans.

In 2013 Lisa helped establish the Rider Women’s Leadership Council (RWLC) which advocates for the fostering and advancement of Women Leadership. She became the first President and held that position until 2015. Under her leadership, the RWLC established various programs, most notable was the mentorship program for undergraduate women at Rider. She also worked to establish a new scholarship with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation; a foundation  committed to providing scholarships to mature female students with financial need.

Lisa earned her B.A. in accounting and management from Rider University.