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Lisa Dawson


Executive Director, Production, Smashing Ideas

Location: Seattle, WA


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Lisa Dawson

I'm the person who will help you develop your organization's strategy, then figure out the best way to make it come to life.

I began my technology career by dipping my toes into Internet application development before focusing on program management and team leadership. Nothing makes me happier professionally than identifying business challenges, finding the right balance of people, process and technology, and wrapping them up in solutions that stay true to an organization’s culture.

To fuel my passion for community and women’s health issues, I'm in my sixth year of service on the Board of Directors for Cancer Lifeline, and recently served on the Advisory Board for the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen, and the Alumni Leadership Committee of Leadership Tomorrow Seattle.

Specialties: Product, program and project management. End-to-end solution delivery. Web and social media strategy. eCommerce, collaboration, content management, reporting, and product information system implementation. ITIL Foundation certified. Certified Scrum Product Owner. 

Work experience

Smashing Ideas, Executive Director, Production
March 2015 - Present, Seattle, Washington, US
As Executive Director, Production, Lisa oversees the day-to-day operations of all cross-functional project teams, focusing on maximizing team performance, meeting company objectives, and ensuring the successful launch of large-scale, complex digital projects. Lisa excels at guiding successful project teams through scope and budget management, cross-team collaboration, and the implementation of Agile methodologies. She is passionate about the growth and advancement of her team and is a seasoned veteran of effective personnel management, career mentoring, and mediation tactics. Her work spans the healthcare, retail, travel, technology, and cyber-security industries.


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