What People Say about LERNER

I've worked with Lawrence twice in the last couple of years. He is my "go to" for complex situations that require someone who can quickly go deep. He looks for strategic and tactical wins that get companies moving in the same direction and as he says "engineer opportunity through change." I highly recommend him and look forward to continuing my relationship with him.

CEO, Kinzer Real Estate Services

Lawrence is one of the most strategic change agents I've worked with. His situational grasp and assessment of complex situations is immediate, and runs both broad and deep. His bandwidth is considerable; he at once is capable of drilling to the granular while maintaining laser focus and perspective on mission and vision. He demonstrates innate talent for tackling turn-around situations and motivates and rebuild teams under very difficult circumstances. Lawrence would be a member of any "dream team" if i have my choice!

Jan Hendrickson, Managing Partner, Denny Hill Capital

Lawrence is one of the most strategic change agents I've worked with. His situational grasp and assessment of complex situations is immediate, and runs both broad and deep. His bandwidth is considerable; he at once is capable of drilling to the granular while maintaining laser focus and perspective on mission and vision

Managing Partner, Denny Hill Capital

I was introduced to Lawrence when I was charged with building my Testing Competency Centre for DHL IT Services in Prague (Czech Republic). He provided his broad depth of knowledge to Test Management, Execution and Strategy that we were encountering and therefore helped mold the solution so that it took broader European complexities into account. Lawrence brought his resources to bear on resourcing, cost charge backs and test delivery. Without his assistance I truly believe that the endeavour would not have been delivered with the success we have been rewarded with.

Head of Operations - DHL

Lawrence's work over the two years he reported to me was exceptional. Hired to take over a nascent consulting business within a larger services organization, Lawrence has enhanced the reputation of the firm through delivery of excellent service, and managed the growth of the business line at a rate in excess of 100% per annum. In recognition of his contributions and capabilities, additional service lines have been consolidated under his business unit.

General Manager, UST Global

Lawrence is a dream executive for any analyst relations or PR team. Whether the topic is social media, transformation, strategy or change – Lawrence is a consulting connoisseur who blends good instincts with business and technical expertise. I love putting Lawrence in front of analysts because he’s always prepared, is exceedingly articulate, enjoys answering any question an analyst might ask and has a knack for creating 2-way conversations during briefings.

Media Relations Director

Lawrence was hired to help restructure our IT organization. This included internal processes, methodologies and roles for FTEs, including the establishment of an Enterprise Architecture service. Lawrence led a team of consultants to rapidly accomplish this complex change management for both of these assignments with very high quality deliverables.

Director, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

In his role as eBusiness practice leader, Lawrence created the technical strategy and led the development of a multimillion dollar disease management program for a large multinational pharmaceutical company.

Senior Physician Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Lawrence Lerner is a brilliant technologist and consultant. Lawrence and I worked together for 2 years during which time Lawrence almost single-handedly provided the consulting expertise and credentials for a small Indian outsouricng company that was trying to move from a staff augmentation model to more of a strategic partner/outsourcer model. Lawrence has developed numerous fans over the years and would be an excellent asset to any technology or consulting company.

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Lawrence worked with me on my team as a consultant on a modernisation effort. From the get go he was very good in understanding the existing platform and analyzing it understanding the vision and delivering a POC based on those. The delivery from his team under his leadership was outstanding. Lawrence and team also worked with my team to influence some of our decisions and steer towards an even better solution option that was still within the framework of the overall vision and more cost effective. He was certainly respected by my team members and I and also works very well with the entire team. He had taken extra time to work with me although my schedule was crazy, he was persistent and delivered an outstanding solution. He is a true executive with excellent skillsets, Knowledge and experience in managing and executing large scale projects for fortune 100. Looking forward to continuing to work with Lawrence and team.

Sudhir Nair, Executive Vice President Countrywide Mortgage

Lawrence is able to distill fact and opinion into an actionable plan that all parties to the process can understand and implement

CEO BirdNest Services

Lawrence compliments his deep understanding of technology with his ability to understand people. Both clients and colleagues benefit from a meaningful discussion each time they interact with him. Lawrence’s approach defines “consultative” as he works towards achieving mutual goals.

Senior Director, Global Services

We were extremely pleased with the depth of technical expertise and innovation [Lawrence and his] consulting organization brought to us. The solution transformed our core product.

SVP and CIO Catalina Marketing

Lawrence managed a highly complex, very large project for us. I was kept apprised at every step of the way, through all issues - good or bad. The project has been a huge success for us and Lawrence was a key contributor. He is very easy to work with, would dial into calls no matter what time zone he was in and he would reach out to me personally to ensure I was updated.

Director, Dun & Bradstreet

Lawrence is one of the best i have seen in the consulting space. His ability to cut through chaff and come out with the key problems and to tailor solutions and recommendations without making the partners insecure makes him an asset in any engagement.

Vice President, UST Global

Lawrence is a dream executive for any analyst relations or PR team. Whether the topic is social media, transformation, strategy or change – Lawrence is a consulting connoisseur who blends good instincts with business and technical expertise. I love putting Lawrence in front of analysts because he’s always prepared, is exceedingly articulate, enjoys answering any question an analyst might ask and has a knack for creating 2-way conversations during briefings.

Head of Media Relations, UST Global

We were extremely pleased with the depth of technical expertise and innovation [Lawrence's] consulting organization brought to us. The solution transformed our core product framework, which is a top-line revenue driver for Catalina. UST’s solution provided us with the evolution of our product that will enable us to grow our business. We were even more pleased when the Catalina solution was recognized by Gartner as a best of breed solution when I presented it at the Gartner IT/Expo in Orlando in October [2009]. Today we continue to see the results the solution was designed to deliver.

Eric Williams CIO and EVP of Catalina Marketing

Lawrence brought the perfect combination of technical expertise and business acumen to a defined need at Costco. He has both a broad and deep knowledge base that easily moves between technical and business processes.

Vice President Costco

I've had the privilege of working with Lawrence while I was working at Aviva Investors; we brought Lawrence in to provide thought leadership and consulting around our Service Mgmt roadmap - his approach, demeanour and willingness to share his knowledge struck me as unique and he went beyond what we asked to cover. No hesitation in recommending Lawrence and I personally wouldn't hesitate a second in being able to work along side Lawrence again in the future. I also had the chance to work with Lawrence briefly when I too worked at UST Global, while based at a large retailer in the US - again, always available, approachable and willing to share his knowledge. I count Lawrence as a friend now, not just a colleague.

Director, Aviva Investors UK

Lawrence is an incredible source of knowledge and expertise on the payments industry and helped drive some modern e-payment practices. He has been very generous and supportive in advising CoinBeyond and we are very happy to be working with him.

CEO CoinBeyond

Lawrence was hired to help restructure our IT organization. This included internal processes, methodologies and roles for FTEs, including the establishment of an Enterprise Architecture service.

Head of Architecture, Kimberly-Clark

Lawrence has been a change agent in growing companies and elevating client demand through his creation of sought-after, senior-level professional services[…]

CEO, UST Global

Related to Enterprise Architecture, Lawrence was able to quickly assess the new IT organization's readiness for such a service and their needs (functional versus technical architecture), the EA team members' skills, etc. and made very good recommendations which served the team well for several years. In summary, Lawrence has broad skills which he applies to produce unique insights which are focused on improving business results. And he delivers on those insights.

Head of Architecture, Kimberly-Clark Corporation