Lisa Laporte is an entrepreneurial professional with extensive experience in various aspects of literature. Her professional background spans over 30 years of experience in roles such as Corporate Controller, CFO, Consultant, CEO, and Founder. She currently works at TWiT.tv and Artisanal Agency.

Experience

  • CEO

    at Artisanal Agency, LLC

    September 2015 - at Present

    California

    Artisanal Agency is an Internet ad sales company that works closely with clients and networks to develop win-win relationships by delivering ads that super-serve their networks audiences. The company heavily vets all potential clients and carefully matches networks with clients. Lisa Laporte started this company in order to support podcasters and connect them with sponsors who make it easier for them to pursue the craft they love.

  • CEO

    at TWiT.tv, LLC

    February 2008 - at Present

    California

    At TWiT, Lisa Laporte manages a staff of twenty, oversees all aspects of technology based podcasting company, negotiates & executes advertising contracts, manages outside sales & inside sales, manages production team, performs executive producer responsibilities with founder, oversees engineering department, performs all human resource duties, oversees accounting processes, maintains partner relationships, cash flow projections and business development.

  • Kentzell's Consulting Service

    at Owner

    February 2006 - June 2011

    California

    Lisa Laporte worked as the full charge CEO/CFO/accounting/finance/management/bookkeeping/consulting service for all types of industries. Book of business included thirty companies with twenty clients and I held the Controller/CFO title with most clients. Her employees performed all the basic bookkeeping work while my skill set included high-end management, CEO, CFO duties with experience and knowledge in A/R, A/P, G/L, bank statement reconciliations, cash flow projections, budgets, payroll, sales tax, occupancy tax, job costing, financial statements, audit schedules, insurance negotiations & renewals, new loans & refinances for commercial & residential properties, amortization, depreciation, all aspects of accounting from set up, clean up, to maintenance, oversaw audits, maintained relationships with CPA firms & banks.

  • Controller

    at Basin Street Properties

    March 1997 - December 2006

    California

    Lisa Laporte managed an accounting team of six, oversaw all aspects of accounting for over fifty commercial/residential projects worth over $900 million, oversaw accounting for residential mortgage company, automated accounting processes, maintained banking relationships, cash management, construction draws, month-end and year-end closes, cash flow projections, all aspects of insurance, payroll, budgets, CAM reconciliations, hiring process, and year-end audits.

Education

  • B.S.

    at University of Phoenix

    2000 - 2007 (7 years) Arizona

Services offered

  • Podcasting

    As the CEO of TWiT.tv, Lisa Laporte now has extensive experience with podcasting.

    When Lisa Laporte first joined TWiT.tv, she was incredibly excited to begin exploring the many ways podcasts influence our lives and can be used to educate people about technology. Podcasting is becoming a true art form and skill, something Lisa was eager to learn more about.

    Now, Lisa Laporte has extensive experience working with podcasts and advertising on those podcasts. She sees the incredible value podcasts offer, especially to listeners who want to learn more about the subjects being discussed.

  • Marketing

    Lisa Laporte has extensive experience in offering marketing advice and consultation to businesses. After spending several years working in marketing, Lisa feels that she is an expert and is fairly knowledgeable on the subject. When it comes to marketing, Lisa advocates the importance of social media marketing in order to gain more clients and consultants for your company. Thanks to how important technology has become in our lives, the best way to connect with your audience is through utilizing technology, particularly social media.

  • Advertising

    In addition to her expert marketing skills, Lisa Laporte is also experienced in advertising. Lisa founded the Artisanal Agency in order to help connect podcasters with quality advertisers.

    Lisa Laporte knows that if you want potential clients and buyers to take a look at your product or service, you need to have a stellar advertising team in place. Without quality advertising, you could be missing out on a large portion of your target market. For businesses to be truly successfully, you need to take the time and put the effort into training a great advertising team and making sure they have the resources necessary for success.

  • Sales

    Throughout her career, Lisa Laporte has focused on the importance of sales and generating revenue for businesses. Through working with many small businesses and on a few startups, Lisa understands the vital importance of generating a consistent cash flow in order to keep a company going strong. Without consistent cash flow, companies find it much more challenging to grow in the ways they envision.

    At every company she's worked at or with, it has been Lisa Laporte's goal to boost sales and optimize the process of creating cash flow. For businesses, the service usually starts with sales and most of the focus is on delivering the product and offering top-notch customer service. While these aspects of managing a company are certainly vitally important, so is sales. Without sales, consumers would never have the chance to experience the product or interact with customer service.

Languages

  • English Native

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