Lisa Liberatore is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for making connections with everyone she meets.
She started her entrepreneurial journey by founding Baxter Tea Company, a coffee and tea company, which she went on to sell five years later.
She co-founded an investment real estate company.
She founded Lisa’s Legit Burritos in Gardiner which has expanded to Augusta, Maine. She created a licensing agreement to retain an ownership stake while her business partners manage the daily operation of the restaurants.
Lisa had the privilege of being the Program Manager for Scratchpad Accelerator, Maine's first seed accelerator north of Boston, which worked with 4 scalable, investment-oriented companies that have gone on to raise over 1 million dollars in equity. She has coordinated events ranging from 20-200 people, built a mentor pool of over 200 people across the state, and exceeded fundraising goals for programs she has assisted in. She continues to be involved in supporting the Maine entrepreneurs and small business community.
She was the Regional Coordinator for Top Gun in 2016. Top Gun, a program of Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development focused on high potential entrepreneurs in Maine. Over the course of the four-month program, they provide mentoring with high-impact weekly gatherings.
For both Scratchpad and Top Gun, Lisa was actively involved in helping them exceed their initial fundraising goals and in building amazing communities among participating companies and mentors.
Lisa is also a Managing Partner of Fractional Executives of ME, a small business consulting company, with Associate Professor Dr. Jason Harkins of the Maine Business School.
She authored the Power of Transparency. The book is inspired by what she discovered through from her real life entrepreneurial experiences! She honestly reveals the personal and professional lessons she’s learned from building four businesses, becoming a mom and going from happily married to happily divorced.
She completed her Masters in Student Development in Higher Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership. She and her son, Dorian Maxwell live in Brewer, Maine. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing cribbage and watching her son play soccer, t-ball, gymnastics and hockey.