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Elizabeth (Lise) Strickler
Elizabeth (Lise) Strickler MBA ’86
Lise Strickler ’86 began her career as an investor relations coordinator with Merrill Lynch Energy Investments, Inc., in Houston, Texas. After two years in the energy sector, she returned to her native New York to pursue an MBA in finance at Columbia Business School.
Following graduation from the School, Ms. Strickler became a financial analyst with Tri-Star Pictures, a publicly held entertainment studio that subsequently merged with Columbia Pictures. In 1988, she was promoted to director of investor relations with responsibility for the company’s communications with the investment community. Following Sony’s purchase of Columbia Pictures, Ms. Strickler served as an executive consultant to Sony Entertainment’s New Technology Group until 1993.
Ms. Strickler now devotes her time to the public interest, focusing mainly on the environment and education. In addition to serving on the advisory board of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, she is also co-chair of the Yale Development Council and is a member of the board of directors of Environmental Advocates of New York. She previously served as a Trustee of the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, for 13 years, and of the Trevor Day School in New York City for 6 years.
With her husband, Mark Gallogly ’86, Ms. Strickler has three daughters and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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Lending money to entrepreneurs whose endeavors are too large to receive microfinance loans but too small and risky to receive funding from traditional banks.
Founder and CEO
Hiring unemployed residents of financially underserved communities to install solar and energy-efficient technology for small businesses, nonprofits, and affordable housing.
Leveraging crowdfunding technology to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths and disability.
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