Meet Lisa Werner
Human Resources Business Partner
As Human Resources (HR) Business Partner at Blast Analytics, Lisa provides full-cycle HR support for our team, helping to build a strong talent pipeline by sharing Blast’s story and engaging with people who have a passion for what we do.
Lisa, who joined Blast in 2020, is focused on enhancing the company’s current HR practices and helping to achieve growth objectives. She also is responsible for Blast’s evolving internship program. Prior to joining Blast, Lisa worked in the hospitality industry focusing on talent acquisition.
Lisa earned a BS in Business Administration with a focus in Management from Sonoma State University. She’s also recently completing her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
More about Lisa
I joined Blast…
Because they hold a lot of the same core values as myself. I could tell Blast really values their team, and I care deeply about the people I surround myself with and how they are treated. Blast’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is particularly a value I embrace.
A cool part of my job is…
Getting to be the first face our candidates meet during their initial introductory interviews. I love welcoming new teammates and creating a unique personal recruitment/onboarding experience for them.
My consulting “philosophy” is…
“Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” – Oprah Winfrey
It’s not on my resume, but…
In college, I interned at Walt Disney World and drove the Wildlife Express Train at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I actually met my husband during this time, who also worked at this attraction.
I am an avid animal lover with four cats and a dog.
I could eat pizza everyday… and yes, I do think pineapple belongs on pizza.
One of my first jobs was…
In high school, I worked at a little girls birthday party boutique called “Girlfriendz.” I hosted 3-4 birthday parties a day ranging from themes like Rockstar, Princess, or Spa day.
The most interesting place I’ve traveled is…
For a recruiting trip to hire international students, I had the opportunity to travel to Serbia, Bulgaria, and Montenegro. They are places I never would have visited on my own, and I was absolutely blown away by their culture and beauty.
I have also been to Israel, which was an amazing experience. One aspect of the trip was a night walk through the desert. I had never felt so small yet interconnected to the world before that moment of silence under the stars.
My hobbies include…
In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors — hiking, camping, gardening. A big hobby is maintaining my avid houseplant collection. I actually have more than 100 house plants! I also enjoy reading, taking my dog on walks, drinking local craft beer, wine tasting, finding projects around the house to talk my husband into helping me with, traveling, and exploring new things.
A favorite quote of mine is…
“Adventure is out there.” – Disney’s Up