Since 1988, we have provided management, financial, organizational and strategic business advice that truly makes a difference. We are seasoned, successful executives that have hands-on experience and the ability to be game changers! We excel at corporate growth plans and implementation. We apply our well tested techniques learned through numerous successful growth and change engagements. Our mission is to work from a “no-nonsense, bottom line real” view of business to deliver clients exceptional, innovative and value-added services.
Our team members have backgrounds with Fortune 100 companies and successful entrepreneurial ventures. Through careful analysis of each project, the LAAD Board tailors its resources and plans to each client’s needs.
Board and Resources:
Anthony F. Altmann currently runs EnergyIQ Group LLC, a well-respected smart grid/smart building company. Formerly he was Division President for Energy Marketing & Trade at FPL Group/ NextEra where he achieved top industry results and grew his division from $600 Million to $3 Billion. Tony is active in various early stage growth companies as a director and advisor.
Ed Bell is an experienced IT executive, working in risk management technology and strategic realignment for the power, oil & gas and utility industries. Ed has managed large-scale systems implementations and is a former division CIO for the FPL Group/Next Era. He has held senior positions with Cap Gemini and PA Consultants and was a senior IT professional with Enron.
James Chard is a Harvard MBA with executive experience at Fortune 500s and early stage companies. He has extensive new market rollout experience, including international assignments in new software and technology. He was COO and Managing Partner of Recognition Group, an incubator for early stage tech companies, and has held senior operating roles with such companies as ADP, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and American Express.
James Parker is a highly respected strategic business consultant with over 25 years of corporate experience. He has managed HR functions with teams of over 20,000 employees. As VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Outsource International. Jim regularly consults with CEOs and senior executives at companies such as Ryder Systems, The Sports Authority and the Mayo Clinic to align people, work processes, technology and strategy to achieve exceptionally high performance.
James Somes is a Managing Partner of Angeles Capital and has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking. He has originated, structured and placed over 55 private equity, leveraged acquisition, mezzanine, project finance and international merchant banking transactions amounting to over $5 billion. Previously, James was Vice President of Security Pacific Business Credit where he was the West Coast manager for the company’s $80 million mezzanine fund. He was Vice President of Citicorp Leveraged Capital and has served on over 8 private company boards.
We select only a few assignments from the many proposed to us each year. We work with companies we believe will gain the most value from our services and where we can have the greatest impact. We employ various creative approaches to compensation – fixed price, outcome based, time based, stock based, etc.
We have completed turn-arounds, market entry plans, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, growth plans, organizational restructuring and senior strategic advisory work across many industries. Our work includes projects for companies such as: