Lisandra Rickards is Founding Advisor and Interim Network Manager for Alpha Angels. She is also Entrepreneur Programme Manager at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean, where she has developed and delivered scaled initiatives to over 400 Caribbean entrepreneurs and counting – including heading the Centre’s Access to Finance initiative – developing equity, loan, crowdfunding and grant opportunities, designing and developing the core content for the Centre’s free and open on-line platform, helping to launch the Alpha Angels Network of business angels in Jamaica, and impact analysis and reporting.
Lisandra has conducted economic and statistical research for the best-selling books Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics; consulted for the Ministry of Finance in Jamaica; worked at Bain & Company in New York City; and has helped develop a global brand strategy for Caribbean conglomerate GraceKennedy. She was recently a Director of Business Development at the RMP Group, a private investment firm based in Orlando, Florida that targets businesses in the United States currently
servicing Fortune 1000 clients for investments of growth capital.
Lisandra has an MBA with First-Year Honors from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Student Marshal. In 2008, she was featured in the CNBC documentary
The Money Chase: Inside Harvard Business School.