LISA LESHNE has been in the media and entertainment business for 30+ years. Lisa’s experience spans the broadest range of the industry, which has greatly informed her work as a literary agent. In 1991, at age 23, she co-founded The Prague Post, the largest English-language newspaper in Central Europe, along with its book division and website, PraguePost.com. Lisa worked in Prague as the newspaper’s Publisher for almost a decade. In 1999, she moved to Manhattan to work for Accenture as a Senior Consultant in the Entertainment & Media Group. She later worked in strategy and business development for Dow Jones. She served as Executive Director, International, for the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.com, leading business operations in Europe and Asia, where she oversaw advertising, marketing and circulation. Lisa worked as VP, Strategy and Business Development, for Ink2, an industry leader in the print-on-demand industry and owner of Cardstore.com (acquired by American Greetings NYSE:AM). Lisa spent a year after 9/11 at the Partnership for New York City’s Financial Recovery Fund, evaluating grant applications and providing strategic advice to small businesses destroyed in the World Trade Center attacks. Prior to founding The Leshne Agency in 2011, she was a literary agent for three years at LJK Literary.

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