CEO, Custom Software Systems
A graduate of Virginia Tech and a Certified Public Accountant, Lisa did not imagine she would be CEO of an IT firm. Lisa began her career in 1985 by working with a regional public accounting firm in both the audit and tax fields for over ten years. She then managed her own full-time practice beginning in 1996. Lisa became more and more engaged with CSS beginning in 2008, ultimately managing all financial and contractual matters, while Bob Cusack, founder of CSS, remained heavily involved serving the client. In 2009 Lisa, Bob and the CSS Board of Directors made the decision for Lisa to take over management of the company, while Bob focused on corporate operations as COO.
As CEO of CSS, Lisa took on the responsibilities of corporate management, contracts administration, human resource management and financial management. In 2012, the Leesburg area that CSS is located in was designated a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). Lisa performed the research and paperwork necessary for obtaining HUBZone certification for CSS. She also moved the company forward with process improvements and sponsored CSS to become CMMI ML2 assessed in 2016. Lisa is involved with outreach activities such as supporting Loudoun Hunger Relief, Mobile Hope, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She and COO Bob Cusack, form a formidable senior management team that is able to proactively address the needs of clients, partners and employees.