Client Testimonials


Kirstie Chadwick, President & CEO, International Business Innovation Association

"Lisa Christine is chaaristmatic, intelligent and tenacious - she is also full of energy, flexible, and moves quickly.  Impressed with her background, I brought her on as our Interim VP, Strategic Partnerships to help us launch our corporate partnership program. Working with her was a pleasure and I highly recommend her talents!" 


David Hazeltine
        Founder & CEO
        Yellowfin Direct Marketing, Inc.

"Lisa is a true marketing, fundraising, and sales professional which allows her to quickly grasp the immediate and long-term needs of her prospects and clients. In the six months since we hired her as our Chief of New Business Development, we have countless new prospects in our sales pipeline. She has opened doors and built unprecedented awareness of our company and its services. And, in either a group or one-on-one meeting with clients or prospects, Lisa's passion for her work is evident as she defines issues and opportunities, and moves them quickly towards solutions and strategies that will achieve results. She is a welcome addition to our sales team any day of the week."

Rich Person

Charlie Stefanidakis

"What impressed us most about working with Lisa was not just how quickly she was able to generate leads for our business and investment needs, but the quality of those leads.  In companies I have operated in the past, I was often approached by individuals who offered to provide introductions to investment sources or potential buyers.  But when it came to meeting the sources they often turned out to be low level associates, not decision makers.  Right from the start Lisa generated meetings with high-level, highly interested principals of quality organizations.  To date, her track record for us has been extremely high.  When we considered hiring  an individual who could help our company, we wanted a  person who could be intensely  productive right away, but also someone who understood the value of  my time and my partner’s time.  That’s Lisa!"

Kristine Steinberg, CEO, Kismet Consulting  

"Lisa exudes a can do attitude that all at once makes you feel like she is the go-to person you've been waiting for. The minute you meet her you feel she can solve any problem you bring to her awareness. She is powerful and empowering and makes things happen for herself and the people who work (and play) with her. For the past four years, I've been the director of the Downtown Women's Club, Boston North Chapter. I've known Lisa through her active participation in this group and was impressed the first time I met her. She is super intelligent, very warm, and has celebrity energy! You just want to be around her and hear what she has to say. I've been seeking a successor to lead this DWC chapter and was so pleased that she accepted the role. I know that she will grow this group and lead women towards success and career fulfillment. I can't wait to see what she'll create! If you are looking to work with Lisa in any capacity, don't hesitate, you found the right person!"

Aileen Gorman
        Executive Director
        The Commonwealth Institute

"Working with Bateau Ventures has been our pleasure. Lisa Summerville's extensive list of contacts and connections within major corporations have opened doors for new sponsorship opportunities for The Commonwealth Institute. She has proved to be an invaluable resource as our non-profit organization has sought to secure new sponsors for our programs and signature events. Within the first 30 days, Lisa had us meeting with 10 national and brand name companies - all of whom have become sponsors or are considering sponsorship of TCI. These new sponsors have significantly helped us generate net new revenue and build new relationships within the Boston community."


Wendy Troupe, Founder & CEO, Great Minds Interactive & SOCIALtality


"Lisa is one of the most energetic, genuine, and hardworking professionals I've ever had the good fortune to collaborate with. The best part of all, she's inherently positive and helpful and is always in a position to give to others. No matter the challenge, the deadline, or the circumstance, Lisa always has a way of getting the job done - and blowing away expectations. I value her contribution to our team emphatically and look forward to working with her every day."



"Lisa's personal network ensures that we get to talk to the right people directly every time. Her ability to network and uncover opportunities is a key skill which she has definitely mastered. Having access to Lisa's relationships helped us reach our goal within a short 30 day period which exceeded our expectations for her performance vs. the 90 days promised.   If you need to increase sales, open new doors or expand your business development initiatives, Lisa is definitely the person to be speaking too."



Alden Zecha
       President, Boston Chapter
       Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network

"Having known Lisa for 12+ years and her entrepreneurial spirit, she came to mind to lead the business development efforts for our growing non-profit, the Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network. She was able to quickly understand our needs and suggested some creative solutions to achieve our goals including securing a sponsor for our 2009 Elevator Pitch Contest. Lisa's high level of enthusiasm and comfort in building relationships and collaborating with all levels of decision makers, including senior executives, helped us to gain sponsorships and improve our brand's awareness."

Violet Markowski
       Former IBM colleague

"Lisa Christine is one of those entrepreneurs we all want to work with. She is passionate, driven, and highly creative. Lisa's energy towards the projects she takes on is contagious. While Lisa's energy and motivation are obvious to those she works with, her out- of- the- box thinking clearly produces the sought after market winning results her clients desire.""

Tony DiMarco
       Founder and President

"Lisa is a consummate connector. In her role as Managing Director at Bateau Ventures, she was instrumental in connecting me to senior executives at CareerBuilder and venture capital firms. I also worked with Lisa when we were both at IBM, where she pioneered a business strategy for developing an incubator of internet start-ups.""


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