Lisa Padilla Founder and CEO
Lisa Padilla is founder and CEO of NewPathVR, a VR company specializing in personal development and emotional intelligence applications in virtual reality. A 25-year marketer and advertising professional, she has worked in a wide variety of industries and is strongly focused on multimedia, marketing, and product strategy. Lisa’s early career started at advertising agencies Foote, Cone & Belding and Euro RSCG. She studied multimedia at Academy of Art, worked on Apple’s first social network called eWorld. Lisa worked at AOL, where she oversaw implementation of sponsorship and advertising programs, and also integrated content for news, business, and sports channels. She has worked directly with Apple, Intuit, Hewlett-Packard, LEVIs, and many startups. She is also an artist who works in drawing, photography, multimedia, and virtual reality. After studying Multimedia at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, she has dedicated herself to characters that are inspirational, most recently Tilt Brush portraits of Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Curry, Peter Dinklage, Stephen Colbert, and Ellen Degeneres. Her work has been featured in books, including the Journal for Contemporary Painting comparing the medium of virtual painting to that of traditional mediums, and shown at the Nasty Women UK Art Exhibit in London, the Big City Nights Art and VR show in NYC, and the Bern Art and VR Show in Switzerland.