Your Partner in Enterprise Management
Job Founder & managing director / PEMzy Group
Lives In Portland, Maine
If the sun is shining or the snow is falling you can find this PEMzy Group Partner outdoors. A lover of hiking, golfing, biking, and skiing she is a firm believer in working hard and playing harder. Born in Rockport, Maine she moved to Portland to enjoy the arts, culture, and amazing food.
Lisa-Marie focuses on designing well-crafted organizations based on long-term success with beneficial outcomes for employees, clients, and patients alike. She has spent the last 13 years designing and deploying strategies for start-ups through Fortune 500 companies, developing a deep understanding of how to turn desired outcomes into actionable plans. Over the last five years alone she has helped companies save over 32 million dollars, increased efficiencies within departments and projects by 70% or greater, developing global strategies for product and/or process development, performing thousands of data analyses, and hundreds of market and scenario studies.
Lisa-Marie has an operational background with sales, marketing, global supply chain operations, M&A’s, and enterprise-wide supply to demand systems experience. She holds a Global MBA, Masters in Organizational Development, and Bachelors in Marketing. She is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Supply Chain Professional, and in Project Management as well as Production and Inventory Management.
Why did you choose Portland? Born in Rockport Maine, I left Maine for college and consulting work globally. I eventually came to the conclusion that I missed Maine and wanted to come home. I chose Portland due to the business opportunities, arts, culture, and phenomenal restaurants. What's more is the great trails for walking, biking, cross country skiing, and quick access to incredible golf and downhill skiing.
What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Fore Street Pork, Josh's fabulous espresso martini's at 555, quail eggs and beef panang at Boda, skiing at Sunday River, biking in Falmouth, golfing at Falmouth Country Club, biking along the back bay with my children, events throughout our amazing art filled community, and simply walking down the streets of Portland watching people laugh and enjoy our amazing city.
What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Longfellow Books. The staff are all amazing and incredibly helpful. Unlike the big box chain in South Portland which should be called "Toys-a-Million" instead of BAM, I can always get what I need that day or shortly there after.
Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. A date night starting with a trip to the Museum of Art or a show at Merrill Auditorium, followed by eating at Boda or Fore Street Restaurant, a walk along the streets listening to the various music playing until we make our way to the Bar of Chocolate for an espresso martini nightcap. The next morning I awake to the sound of my children laughing, we all go to Sonney's for a great brunch, and then bike around the Bay after 10 when they close down Baxter Blvd.
I solve Portland's creative problems by day and push the boundaries of pop art by night.
I teach story writing throughout Greater Portland and connect published authors with student writers.