Lisa Contoyannis has spent her career at the forefront of e-commerce at several high-growth startups. Lisa joined Cloud Engines from TrialPay, the leading transactional advertising platform, where she was an early employee. Lisa joined TrialPay in 2007 as the Director of Marketing and rose to head the marketing and PR department. During her tenure at TrialPay she also secured a partnership with CNET Downloads and managed the launch of the Download.com shopping cart. Prior to TrialPay, Lisa was employee number three at Tenebril (maker of PC Mag Editors' Choice award-winner GhostSurf), where she helped secure $10 million in funding from Sierra Ventures. Tenebril sold to Process Software in 2006. In 2002 Lisa worked as a PR and marketing manager at United Systems Access (USA) Telephone, a local telephone company based in Maine and competing in Verizon's territory. Lisa began her career as a freelance journalist in New York while pursuing her Master's.
Lisa has a Master's in journalism from NYU and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature from Tufts University, where she was named a University Writing Fellow. Lisa spent her junior year as a fully matriculated student at Oxford University, Worcester College.