A small town gal turned serial entrepreneur, Elizabeth is passionate about mentoring the next generation of female executives and business owners. Her own entrepreneurial journey began at age seven, when she turned a household chore into her first business venture. She hired her neighborhood playmates to pull weeds, paying them a penny for every two weeds, garnering Elizabeth a 50 percent profit (you see, Elizabeth’s mother paid her a penny per weed). This hustler attitude and leadership mentality are two traits that continue to define her successful career.
Talented Corporate Leader
Elizabeth began her career at Enterprise Rent-A-Car where she quickly moved up the management ladder. She was chosen to lead the launch of its UK operations and within 7 years, helped the business grow to over 150 international locations and $100 million in revenue. Elizabeth’s ability to lead rapid growth in multi-location businesses was something she successfully replicated across several companies and industries, including GE, KinderCare Learning Centers, Acelero Learning and Insight Schools.
After 19 years serving in senior executive roles, Elizabeth co-founded Envista Group, a small private equity vehicle, currently serving as CEO. The firm has acquired and sold several businesses in a range of industries, including one for 7X her investment. Her current portfolio includes NW Women’s Fitness, an all-women’s fitness club that has been serving women since 1945. This business in particular aligns closely with Elizabeth’s personal values of inspiring women to lead full, fit and healthy lives. She is also the owner of five family trampoline parks currently in liquidations due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Empowered By E was born during the pandemic as a way for Elizabeth to be of service to other female entrepreneurs during one of the most challenging times in modern history. Drawing from her career successes and failures, Elizabeth has created a community dedicated to empowering women through storytelling and no bullshit advice.
Work/Life Balance Advocate
When she’s not working or spending time with her husband and family, Elizabeth can be found snuggling with her pups, a glass of wine and a style magazine (fashion is a huge passion). She also enjoys traveling the globe, but alas has found a renewed sense of adventure on the road in her RV named Thor.