Lisa Novak is a strategic partner and agent of growth who has expertise in the areas of culture, talent acquisition, change management, and organizational and professional development. She has over 20 years’ experience in staffing, and Human Resources leadership, primarily in the technology industry for scaling companies as they ramp up for significant growth or operational change.
Currently Head of Human Resources for data.world, Lisa is responsible for driving the organization’s strategy for acquiring, developing, and retaining a diverse team of Austin’s best talent in this highly competitive market. Prior to joining data.world, she served on the executive teams and led HR organizations of companies including RenewData, SigmaTel, and Brooktree through extensive and rapid growth, M&A activity, and strategic evolutions, and helped create positive and motivated cultures in the organizations she’s served.
Lisa’s been an Austin resident for over 35 years. She studied Business and Human Resources Management at Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin, and earned and maintains her SPHR designation. She serves on the Board of Directors for Austin’s Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. She’s also a member of the Board of Directors for ACE Academy, who provides personalized education for gifted learners, and volunteers with Austin Angels, a non profit organization supporting foster care children and their families.