Hi! I'm Laura (Dallas) Burford.
I began my management consulting firm, LAD Enterprizes, Inc, in 2002 after 9/11 forced the closing a start-up international consulting operation. Over the years the firm has changed to where it is today-a firm that leverages my thirty plus years of consulting experience by helping consultants and business leaders establish and improve their own consulting businesses.
Prior to starting LAD Enterprizes, Inc., I was recruited by the CEO of a Fortune 100 company to help with a start-up international technology consulting organization; worked 10 years for two, at the time different, “Big 4” consulting organizations-Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse; and worked with and for several Fortune 50 companies. I actually started my career experiencing two very different management training programs-Sears, Roebuck & Co. and General Electrics' Financial Management Program (FMP). To this day, many of my thought processes can be tied back to my early experiences.
As a management consultant, I've provided advice to for-profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes. This included leading numerous large multi-million-dollar business improvement initiatives as well as application development and technology infrastructure programs; establishing new businesses; building consulting organizations and outsourcing operations; establishing project management offices; and working with turnaround initiatives and troubled projects.
In addition to mentoring people in consulting and project management, I'm a public speaker, write articles for trade magazines as well as my own blog, and have my own YouTube channel providing Consulting Insights. My book, Project Management for Flat Organizations (2013, J. Ross Publishing, Inc.) was one of ten 2013 Small Business Book Awards winners.
For additional information on me, check out my LinkedIn profile.