Principal Biography

Lisa A. Cohen, CEO and Principal

Lisa A. CohenLisa is an accomplished entrepreneur, having launched two successful firms prior to Capital Motion that served the private sector, one of those a leading advisory, research, analytics and strategy firm active in the impact investing space. That firm was an early signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

Lisa is also a successful operating executive who has served in in leadership positions in both the private and nonprofit sectors. This experience and background mean that Lisa brings a unique and skill set and knowledge base to clients. Lisa was a Managing Director and Senior Vice President at Evergreen Investments, a Director at John Hancock, and a Director at the Girl Scouts, and ran lines of business that resulted in significant asset and money raises at each organization.  Lisa is a graduate of Smith College and has completed Harvard’s Executive Education program in Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance.

Lisa is a published author and opinion columnist. Lisa is a member of the Boston Club, currently serving on the Nonprofit Board Committee and as Vice Chair of the Marketing Committee. She is a past president of both the Boston Smith College Club and Boston Women Communicators. She was a founding board member of the historic Dwight-Derby House Board of Directors. She currently serves her community as a member of the Historical Commission.

Lisa invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn. Ellen Kinlin, CEO of the Executive Search firm The Kinlin Company, interviewed Lisa in their series of Women Executive interviews. Read that profile here.