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Lisa Stern

Managing Director
Ms. Stern is a Managing Director with HighBank Advisors LLC. Ms. Stern possesses over 25 years of experience in investment banking, restructuring, workouts, debtor in possession (DIP), senior and mezzanine lending and investment management across a broad array of industries. She brings extensive experience in financial structuring and negotiating, and creating and implementing innovative solutions to meet the complex needs of each client.
Prior to joining HighBank Advisors, Ms. Stern was a Managing Director with The DAK Group and served as head of the firm’s Investment Banking Restructuring Group. Prior to joining The DAK Group, Ms. Stern held senior level positions at Gradient Partners, ORIX USA and First Union, where she gained considerable expertise in special situations investing, workouts, distressed lending and DIP financing from an institutional perspective. 
Presently, Ms. Stern serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association where in 2015, she was the Co-Chair of the organization’s 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium. Ms. Stern was honored as the 2015 recipient of the New York Institute of Credit Women’s Division Executive of the Year Award. Ms. Stern is a frequent speaker and author, sharing her insights on a variety of topics in the field of restructuring.
Ms. Stern earned an A.B. in History from Cornell University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an M.B.A. from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. 
Certifications and Memberships:
  • Investment Banking Representative (Series 79)
  • General Securities Representative (Series 7)
  • Securities Agent (Series 63)
  • Bar Memberships: New York (inactive)