Lisa Altenburg is a passionate entrepreneur and accomplished business owner with experience driving strategic growth in the food service industry. Lisa’s career reflects a demonstrated track record of leading through crisis, optimizing financial management processes, and developing collaborative business partnerships. She brings her governance, organizational strategy, and fundraising experience through her leadership with several non-profit boards.
Currently, Lisa is the Owner and CEO of Y.Lo Epicure Catering, a premier corporate and custom catering company and oversees financial and business operations, sales, marketing, and human resources. Over the past 15 years, she has increased the business revenue, geographic footprint, and headcount by over 1,200%. Lisa has built and maintained an engaging culture, scaled a diverse workforce, and developed collaborative vendor and client relationships. Her leadership has been lauded by Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Finalist – Small Business of the Year) and Denver 7news (Top Denver Caterer A ‘List).
Lisa began her career in the financial services industry and held management positions in Corporate Finance at Janus Funds and Clayton Fixed Income Services.
Lisa has contributed her financial acumen, small business development expertise and commitment to community to three non-profit boards. As the Finance Committee lead for the Girls on the Run of the Rockies, Lisa managed monthly reporting and annual budgeting and provided investment guidance. During her six years on the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce board, she served as the President and grew the organization to support hiring a full time Executive Director and an association management company. As President of the Wishbone Foundation, Lisa worked with over 500 medical providers in infant bereavement training. Her leadership contributed to the development of a nationwide virtual training platform for nursing school programs. Lisa also served on the Board of Advisors for A Precious Child and helped lead the organization through rebuilding the family affected by the Marshall fires.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance from Clemson University. She has also earned the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification.