Gail Lillian

Restaurant Program Advisor

Restaurant Program

About Me:

Gail is a serial entrepreneur and business consultant based in Oakland, CA. She earned international acclaim as the founder of Liba, a salad bar and pita shop in Oakland. Liba began as a food truck in 2009 – a pioneer in the mobile industry – and expanded to a brick and mortar restaurant in 2014 which she operated until 2020.

She is a Leadership Facilitator for the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ famed Interpersonal Dynamics class and has served as a Mediator for 12 years, facilitating conflict resolution in corporate and community settings. She has also taught Business Management at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and has been a Keynote Speaker, panelist, and subject matter expert on restaurant operations, company culture, and leadership.

Gail is proud to support small business entrepreneurs through her consulting work with SBDC.