As a serial in/entrepreneur, Leesa Soulodre has worked for 20+ years on the cutting edge of innovation, technology, and strategy consulting. She has led companies from seed to $14B USD into new markets and supported in the raising of over USD35M in Seed to Series C investments. She has had one IPO, a number of successful exits, and knows the hard knocks of lessons learned. She has 15+ years of Digital Director and Board Advisory experience in the not for profit, academic and private sectors. Leesa currently holds Board roles with the Victorian Government backed rural Accelerator, RunwayHQ, General Partner of R3iventures and is a Board Advisor and Partner to Raiven Capital. As a venture builder, she supports the growth of a portfolio of Seed to Series B tech start-ups internationally and is currently hands-on in-house as an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Australian Government’s Landing Pad in Singapore.
Leesa also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member on the Singapore Management University and IE Business School MBA Programs and lectures on the Singapore Institute of Directors Program, SMU Executive Education and the Singapore Civil Service College Innovation Program. As an Expert, she is called upon each year by the European Commission Research Agency to assess projects for the Horizon 2020 SME ICT Disruptive Innovation Fund.
Leesa holds a Global Executive MBA from TRIUM ( NYU, HEC, & LSE) and a Masters in Management (Marketing) from USQ. She has studied Sports Marketing, Sustainability Strategies, Risk Management, and Technology Entrepreneurship at Wharton, Harvard, the Australian Graduate School of Management and Stanford University respectively. She is a Certified Reputation Manager of the Reputation Institute, a Member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Public Relations Consultants Association.
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- Cyber Risk Oversight
- Managing a Data Breach. How to survive a hack.
- Transformation for a Digital Mindset
- Digital Transformation
- Reputation Risk Management on the B/Leading Edge
- Think like a Re/Founder
- Curioser and Curioser
- Reengineering for Customer Experience
- The Future of Healthcare / Hospital Management