Ep. 186 – Diligent Corporation President & COO, Lisa Edwards

Nov 5, 2021

Our guest today is Diligent Corporation’s President & COO, Lisa Edwards. 

Diligent Corporation is the largest governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”) SaaS provider serving over 23,000 organizations around the globe. Lisa is responsible for commercial growth and performance. Prior to joining Diligent, she served as EVP of Strategic Business Operations at Salesforce. 

Lisa also held leadership positions at Visa, Inc., and KnowledgeX, and co-founded Valubond, prior to the company’s acquisition by Knight Capital. Lisa received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company and is deeply involved in two non-profits where she previously served on the board, Playworks and the Presidio YMCA.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • Hiring based on candidates with education versus natural grit 
  • How to build trust and alignment with the CEO 
  • When to ask provocative questions to stir debates and resolve potential problems 
  • Diligent Corporation’s flywheel 
  • The first 90 days of being a new COO at a fast-paced company during the start of COVID


Connect with Lisa Edwards: LinkedIn 

Diligent Corporation – https://www.diligent.com


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Written By Cameron Herold

Written By Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE CEO WHISPERER. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron’s built a dynamic consultancy: his current clients include a “Big 4” wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn’t a theory guy—they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the CEO Whisperer by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less. Cameron is a top-rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He is also the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.