Our Team

Leveraging decades of experience to collaborate with founders.

Lisa Hillmann


Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (M.B.A.)
Claremont McKenna College (B.A.)


Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Hillmann is an experienced business growth and transformation leader who enables organizations to reach their full potential by bridging strategy and operations. She is a values and impact-driven leader with a passion for inspiring teams to thrive in the face of complex change.   

As COO of Tola Capital, Lisa leads the strategic growth of the firm and drives operational excellence through her ability to design and guide strategic imperatives with strong execution. 

Most recently as part of the Corporate Strategy team at T-Mobile, Lisa designed the operating model for new business model incubation and innovation and drove executive alignment around the company’s 5G strategy. As part of the Digital organization, Lisa led business growth, technology evolution, operations, and people and culture transformation in the areas of Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Personalization, Content and Catalog Operations and Platform Strategy. As the leader of a large Digital Operations team, Lisa led a turnaround that resulted in significant improvement in throughput and automation as well as a 30% increase in employee satisfaction. Lisa also led the long-term strategic investment around platform evolution as part of the Sprint-T-Mobile merger, including the strategic partnership with Adobe. 

Prior to T-Mobile, Lisa was a consultant with Accenture Strategy with a focus on global supply chain and manufacturing strategy. Early in her career, she worked in international trade and development and managed large-scale programs for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), including working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia.