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 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).
As a consultant, I've provided advice to for-profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes. I've led numerous large multi-million-dollar business improvement, application development, and technology infrastructure programs; established new businesses; built consulting organizations and outsourcing operations; established project management offices; and worked with turnaround initiatives and troubled projects.
In addition to mentoring people in consulting and project management, I'm a public speaker and write articles for trade magazines as well as my own blog. 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.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.