Get to know our team members a little better! Today, our Employee Spotlight is shining on Lisa Burkhardt, our Finance and Office Operations Manager!
How long have you been working at ISG?
Two years on June 1st! But I feel like I have been here forever. A few weeks after I started, I remember Annette and I talking about my upcoming ‘60 days’ and laughing that it couldn’t be true. I was already so invested and bonded, it felt more like years…
What do you enjoy most about working at ISG?
Never a dull day. We all work so unbelievably hard, but we work together as a team. We support each other and help each other – and look out for each other. ISG is my other family. We care a lot about each other. But also bicker and laugh and tease and argue. The office is an open air space, so there is no ability to hide or be shy or quiet. Being here forces you to be open and social, which for me is a challenge, but forces me to be present and involved. Besides the close relationship with my team – the limitless potential this company and each of its employees has is crazy. It’s exciting to watch things happen around here.
What was your first impression of ISG?
I was immediately impressed…Annette and Brandon are so young and so successful in what they are doing and have done in their careers already. It’s amazing what they have done and continue to do with this company, all while being themselves. It is humbling and definitely impressive!
What experience do you bring to ISG?
I have a diverse background, with both corporate and very non-corporate environments. I’ve worked in an operations type role for more than 10 years with experience in Finance, HR, and Office Management; have been both a Personal and Executive Assistant; and worked in food & beverage for 8 years before all of this. I think I have a good understanding of customer service and relations as well as what happens within these office walls.
What makes you special?
My amazing sense of humor!
What is your personal philosophy?
If it’s meant to be, it will be.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My daughter. She’s everything.
Where is your favorite place to be?
Outside, on the beach, or anywhere in the warm sun.
How do you define success?
Being proud of yourself for what you are doing.
What is the best book you have ever read?
God, I don’t read enough… Unless it’s with my 6 year old. In that case, one of our favorites is “I Love You, Stinky Face”
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I went to school for Art. I’m a huge car fanatic. I can also name, sing along, and/or air drum to almost every Classic Rock song I hear on the radio.
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