Senior Leadership

Lisa Kelaita

General Manager


Lisa Kelaita

Lisa Kelaita has more than 25 years of communications experience in Silicon Valley and has managed and executed strategic communications and content marketing campaigns for dozens of young companies as well as some of Silicon Valley’s most seminal technology companies, associations, and investment firms. 

While she started her communications career as an intern for CNN in Washington, D.C., her professional reputation was built on driving successful communications programs for some of the most innovative technology companies including Skytree, Aerospike, The Anita Borg Institute, First Solar, Codian (Now Cisco), Symantec, Phillips, IBM, Octel, US Venture Partners, the Kauffman Fellows Program, H&Q Asia Pacific and Emergence Capital Partners. Lisa remains directly involved with developing and implementing programs for various big data, enterprise software, mobile, SaaS, security, and venture capital clients. 

Before joining Allison+Partners, Lisa was founder and principal of New Venture Communications (NVC). Prior to that she served as executive vice president and GM of Shandwick International’s Silicon Valley office where she helped to grow it from 12 to over 80 staff members while increasing revenue 10-fold during her tenure.  

She holds a bachelor of arts in Political Science from U.C.L.A. and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the College of Notre Dame.

What is your dream job?

Sports reporter 

What is the best advice that you ever received?

Make a difference everyday.

What book has had the most impact on you?

The Purpose Driven Life, which provided me with good thoughts to live by. 

What do you most value in your colleagues?

 Being able to laugh as we work.

Where do you think the PR industry is going?

Direct communication to audiences through content.


Phone: 415.518.8986
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