We have a great management team that has built a very successful company. At an important crossroads, we needed more expertise on an expanded list of financial issues than we could provide ourselves. Lary brought that expertise, providing the depth of knowledge and experience that helped us develop and implement a practical solution.
~ Gary Imm, CEO (retired)
Lary is one of the brightest and most energetic professionals with whom I have ever worked. His skills in dealing with privately held firms and the aggressive and creative solutions make him a valuable asset to any business.
~ F. Bart Smith, President (retired)
Lary was an important component in helping us raise our first (over-subscibed) fund at Harbour Group. His doggedness, professionalism, and friendly demeanor helped open doors for what, at the time, was an untested and reasonably new concept. He was a pleasure to work with and remains a friend to this day.
~ Ralph Lobdell, Chairman, Tripos, Inc.
I am consistently impressed by the breadth of Lary’s knowledge. He has a gift for being able to help others understand important business concepts.
~ Liz Bishop, Managing Senior Vice President
Lary is a dedicated and conscientious service provider, supported by a vast repertoire of experience in strategic financial decision making. He possesses a high degree of personal integrity and believes that business is best conducted with strong ethical principles. Lary blends these professional qualities with a richly entertaining manner.
~ Robert L. Schiller, Managing Partner
As both a leadership coach and friend, I have sought out Lary’s counsel on a number of business issues. He only knows one way to shoot, and that’s straight as an arrow and right between the eyes. His advice is well thought out and delivered in a way that adds significant value to the process. Lary was an incredibly valuable resource to me when dealing with a difficult board during a difficult turnaround process and again when I was trying to raise capital for a new venture.
~ Steve Tamburelli, Co-Founder, Vinitas Wine Group
Lary and Exkalibur members have been an amazing resource and support group for me. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to be part of the group.
~ Steve Fredricks, CEO
Lary gives it to you straight. His experience, intuition and compassion will help you to realize your full potential as a leader.
~ Barry Friedman, CEO
Lary has a unique talent for effectively communicating with business owners. He is a deeply experienced executive coach and has spent a significant portion of his career focused on building businesses. He is the ideal educator to share important and practical strategies with middle-market executives.
~ Steve Herron, Senior Vice President
Lary has been a tremendous asset to our company. His experience and knowledge provides our young company with the type of financial and business guidance needed to facilitate our continued growth. In addition to Lary’s efforts in raising capital for our company, he has assisted Multimedia Live in both extensive business planning, as well as continual ongoing monthly financial and strategy analysis of our business. I have found this to be an invaluable service.
~ Ken Burke, CEO, Multimedia Live, Inc.
I’ve known and worked with Lary for more than 15 years as a business partner, consulting colleague and adviser and have found that Lary’s financial skills and creativity result in high quality results for his clients. I am certain that Lary’s strong work ethic, client focus and successful track record bode well for future clients just as they have formed the foundation of a long-term and highly valued relationship for me.
~ Kevin J. Sharps, Director, Financial Services Consulting practice
Within a three year period I had two different startups andone acquisition to deal with. Lary’s involvement in the projects allowed me to raise substantial amounts of capital on all occasions. He makes even the most monumental task seem effortless. His tireless attention and focus on the project gets things done, done right, and under deadline.
~ Don Meahan, owner and operator of Alaska’s Naknek Anglers, LLC
Lary began advising our company when we were going through some difficult challenges, and now, two years later, we are in a completely different and significantly better place. His advice was specific, direct, and not always what we wanted to hear, and that was invaluable. Lary has been quick to cut through to the heart of an issue. His coaching, prodding, and tough questioning helped us to make changes that truly and measurably have helped both our top and bottom lines.
~ Paul Levitan, CEO Galaxy Desserts, Inc.
In my former position as a tax partner at KPMG, LLP, I worked closely with Lary on the tax aspects of the plethora of business issues that arise in the life cycle of a start up company. It was unusual to see a senior finance person demonstrate a seasoned business acumen in identifying issues and opportunities, grasping the technical issues, resolving obstacles and implementing change.
~ Jeffrey Bergmann, V.P. Worldwide Tax, VeriSign, Inc.
Not only do you get honesty and integrity from Lary but you also get creativity, maturity and deep business acumen. Lary is the diamond in the rough for middle market companies in need of corporate advisory services and transaction services.
~Kelly O. Kay, Partner, Center for Corporate Innovation
Lary has a remarkable ability to provide a clear and thoughtful analysis of the business drivers and potential outcomes facing private companies at each stage of development. His insight has provided a powerful framework for decision-making in many challenging situations.
~Noah J. Rosenkrantz, CEO, GreenLine Systems