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Ms. Bonanno

Lisa Bonanno

Vice President, Marketing, Knowland

Lisa P. Bonanno is a well-seasoned marketing executive. She is at her best in a B2B SaaS entrepreneurial environment where she is charting the course for an organization with other like-minded leaders. She has built teams, brands, and revenue generation programs from the ground up in a variety of industries, garnering the attention from analysts, press and national business publications.

Ms. Bonanno is currently the VP, Marketing at Knowland, a high-growth SaaS solution company for the hospitality industry, where she is leading their brand evolution and building the demand generation discipline from the ground up. Prior to this role, Lisa started LBP Marketing Consulting after a growing demand for her 20 years of experience in marketing and has helped tech start-ups and other high-growth firms meet their potential.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Bonanno was the VP, Global Brand Marketing at Tahzoo, a digital agency start-up, where she repositioned their brand and drove millions of dollars in opportunity value for the business. Prior to Tahzoo, she was the Senior Director, Global Corporate Marketing at Genesys, which acquired Angel, a MicroStrategy funded company. She led the product marketing integration while simultaneously driving revenue growth for the SaaS business unit.

Ms. Bonanno holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BSBA) degree in marketing from American University and a MBA from Marymount University.  When not working she is helping to advance women in the workplace by supporting nonprofits she believes in, running around town with her two young children, or eating and drinking good food and wine with her husband and friends. Follow her on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn.


Please visit http://www.knowland.com for more information.

Ms. Bonanno can be contacted at +1 571-429-5772 or lbonanno@knowland.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.