Lisa Conway joined OMERS Growth Equity in 2018. As a Director with the Growth Equity team, Lisa focuses on the development of investment themes, sourcing and executing on new opportunities and actively managing current investments. In 2020, Lisa was named one of Venture Capital Journal’s "40 Rising Stars under 40" in the global venture community.
Prior to joining OMERS, Lisa spent nearly a decade as an M&A investment banker, beginning her career at Genuity Capital Markets in Toronto and most recently advising on Media & Communications transactions at Blackstone and PJT Partners in New York. Lisa also spent time working in PJT Partners’ London office.
Lisa graduated with an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, where she was a recipient of the Ivey Scholar Award.
Lisa serves on the National Ballet School of Canada's Foundation Board as well as on the school's First Positions Patrons Committee. In addition to New York and London, Lisa has also lived in Switzerland and Hong Kong.
Lisa’s favourite book is East of Eden - a Steinbeck classic that she could read over and over (it just so happens to be one of Mark’s favourites too!) She is passionate about preserving youth interest in professional ballet and also extending the health, wellness and social benefits of dance to people of all ages through her involvement with The National Ballet School of Canada and its ‘Sharing Dance’ program. Her favourite app is Headspace and she has been using it daily for almost ten years now. Outside of work you can find her seeking new spots for dim sum, exploring nature and getting a dose of art & culture.