Innovari, Inc. has announced that Lisa Jurinka has been appointed to the role of general counsel for the company. Jurinka is responsible for worldwide legal affairs and oversees the company’s corporate governance, contracting, commercial licensing, intellectual property, litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.
She has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate transactional attorney advising emerging growth pre-IPO and public companies. Jurinka joins Innovari after serving as general counsel for Jive Software, a global enterprise collaboration software company recently purchased by the Aurea family of companies.
Prior to Jive Software, Lisa also held assistant general counsel roles at bay-area based companies CafePress, Inc., Epocrates, Inc. and Broadlane, Inc. Early in her career, she also served as a corporate associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP with a focus on corporate finance and securities practice.
“Lisa has deep experience in advising rapid growth high-tech organizations in the process of transformative change,” said Chris Hickman, CEO & Founder of Innovari. “Lisa’s expertise will serve as a valuable match for the growth and transformation that Innovari is currently experiencing as we help utilities and their customers work together to enhance the performance of the evolving grid. We will benefit greatly from her strategic guidance as part of our management team.”
Jurinka graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton.
Innovari has created the platform for utilities to build the grid of the future in partnership with their customers and communities. The Interactive Energy Platformà¢â€ž- (IEPà¢â€ž-) uses artificial intelligence, big-data analytics, proprietary optimization routines and deep knowledge of the utility business to optimize the entire energy value chain, especially management of distributed energy resources.