Liza Hausman is Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz, an innovative residential building and design platform and community. Houzz has transformed the process of home remodeling and design by applying mobile, visual and other technologies that are driving design in today's digital age. Ms. Hausman is a frequent speaker at design events across the country, from High Point Market to IBS/KBIS to the AIA annual convention. In her role at Houzz, Ms. Hausman is focused exclusively on the trade community, from architects, interior designers, and luxury builders to brands and manufacturers. Ms. Hausman has experience spanning advertising, consulting, marketing and social strategy for Fortune 500 brands and a host of innovative startups, and shares her expertise on topics ranging from brand-building to the economic and structural trends that are changing the home design and construction industries. Liza graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned her MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. During her many years at Houzz she's brought in architects as well as interior and landscape designers to create a special home for herself and her husband, two children and dog Suki in Palo Alto, California.