Lisa Gauthier

Vice President, Partner Success

Phone: 408-501-7880

Pedro David

Pedro David Espinoza

Vice President, Business Development

Phone: 408-501-7878


Lisa Gauthier is the VP of Partner Success for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. In this new role, she will manage the relationships between our member companies and SVLG. She was elected to the East Palo Alto City Council in 2012 and is currently serving as Council Member. She previously held the positions of Vice Mayor in 2014 and 2018 and Mayor in 2015 and 2019 and has experience in the Education Technology, BioTech, Technology, and Venture Capital Industries.

Lisa is an active board member with Live in Peace, CCAG, San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, Stanford Medicine Community Council, San Mateo County Flood and SLR Resiliency Agency, and Recycled Water boardSan Francisquito JPA. She is a graduate of Emerge, a leadership program for democratic women and a Regional Area Director for BWOPA (Black Women Organized for Political Action). She was awarded the Athena Award from the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and was one of the recipients of the of Silicon Valley’s 100 Women of Influence award for 2020 by Silicon Valley Business Journal.

In 2019, she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in general management from Thomas Edison University in New Jersey. She is the proud mother of three young adults, a longtime resident of East Palo Alto, and an active community volunteer.