Managing Partner & Founder
Lisa has extensive experience across a variety of industries and stages with a focus on growth equity and buyouts in the technology sector. As a strategic thought partner to CEOs, Lisa brings sound judgment, a global network, and a steady hand to support the achievement of a company’s long-term goals.
Lisa Melchior, founder of VERTU Capital, is an experienced private equity professional with a 20+ year track record of building businesses and successful investment outcomes. Prior to founding VERTU, Lisa led the North American Technology Group at OMERS Private Equity and started her career at CIBC World Markets.
Over the course of her career, Lisa has invested nearly $1.4B in over 20 companies across various sectors through multiple cycles. Her technology sector experience spans application software, HCIT, cleantech, and tech-enabled services, to industrial technology. Her investments have included growth capital, buyouts, and public to privates.
While Lisa’s orientation is as a long-term owner of businesses, she has successfully managed changes in ownership at critical strategic stages, both by taking companies public and en bloc sales.
Outside of VERTU, Lisa sits on the boards of Real Matters (REAL.TO), a leading mortgage lending technology company, as well as The Toronto Biennial of Art. She is also Chair of the Canadian Women in Private Equity Mentorship Program and serves as a director of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). Lisa’s previous board experience includes various public and private companies, including technology companies in Canada, the U.S. and U.K.
Lisa holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario.