BDT & Co.
Lisa MacDougall is a Principal at BDT & Company focused on the firm’s Philanthropy and Social Impact initiatives. Prior to joining BDT, Lisa was a vice president of Goldman Sachs where she helped launch and direct programs for 10,000 Women, a strategic philanthropic initiative focused on women’s economic empowerment. Before Goldman Sachs, Lisa worked at the World Bank Group managing projects to improve business and management education in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has also worked as a legislative assistant in Wisconsin, focused on rural economic development, and has served as a member of the United States Peace Corps in Senegal. Lisa holds an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. BDT & Company is a merchant bank that provides advice and long-term capital through its affiliated funds to help family- and founder-led businesses pursue their strategic and financial objectives. The firm works with owners of closely held businesses to find creative solutions to their most complex issues, while providing access to a world-class network of business owners and leaders. The firm’s affiliate, BDT Capital Partners, has raised more than $16 billion across its investment funds and has created and manages an additional $6 billion of co-investments from its global limited partner investor base.