We’re true experts in Brand Strategy – doing and teaching. Our track record speaks for itself:
Growth on 50+ brands and counting
Direct impact on P/E transactions
Fast & Agile – Strategy + Activation Plan in as little as 30 days
“With a lot of consulting firms, we get Junior people learning on our dime. With LPA, we only work with top notch, highly experienced folks.”
LPA’s team of A-players imagine, create, and practice leading-edge Brand-building approaches and offer custom solutions to tackle your unique and (so far) unsolved challenges. Connect today.
Brand Strategist and
Simply put, I am passionate about solving wicked Brand Strategy problems. My past decade of working with and finding solutions for Senior Marketing Leaders across 30 industries, plus my 23 years at P&G (culminating in GM Global Marketing Knowledge & Innovation), provides a powerful foundation to help clients get closer to their goals while helping them shine.View LinkedIn Profile
I love to partner with brands to design a clear strategy that step-changes results. For nearly 20 years, I have built brands and organizations while delivering the P&L. In addition to managing several $1 billion brand portfolios at P&G, I have worked with mid-size and digitally-driven startup companies on strategy, branding, and capability-building. I also enjoy training and coaching employees so they learn techniques to leave a legacy on their business.View LinkedIn Profile
Brand and Insight Strategist
I am a brand builder and chemical engineer. Left and right brained, with a passion for diving deeper to discover true consumer motivations then using problem-solving experience to creatively translate these insights into business-building actions. I have a proven impact over 13 years in P&G Brand Management and R&D, 4 years in non-profits, and as a Brand Strategist across a variety of industries.View LinkedIn Profile
I love bringing clarity, strategic thinking, and creative problem solving to the toughest brand challenges. Leveraging 20+ years of diverse experience as a client-side Marketing Executive, Agency VP, 3-time Entrepreneur, and Industrial Engineer, I have worked on over 150 brands, from start-ups to $1B+ businesses. I have a proven pedigree of positively impacting business results, brand strength, and organizational effectiveness.View LinkedIn Profile
I am passionate about helping clients solve vexing challenges through human-centered solutions that deliver results. As a practitioner in business for 20+ years, my approach is grounded in deep understanding of business discipline, aided by the imagination of future possibilities that can be inspired by empathy and framing.View LinkedIn Profile
I am a hands-on builder of businesses, brands, and new products. My 25-year P&G track record includes breakthrough business growth and innovation in a wide range of markets, categories, and business situations, most recently as Vice President / General Manager for the company-wide $3B+ New Business Creation portfolio. I have deep experience with growth strategies, opportunity identification and assessment, brand architectures, and innovation programs.View LinkedIn Profile
Growth Architect and
Pivotal Change Leader
I have thrived as a senior executive leading enterprises from $50M to $3B to step-changed gains in P&Ls and their sustainable underpinnings. Not one for status quo, my experiences span diverse contexts including turnarounds, international expansion, and M&A transitions. Rooted in customers (B2B) / end users (B2C) and the stakeholders who influence them, I love blending transformative thinking with pragmatic resourcefulness to help organizations renew for next-level growth.View LinkedIn Profile
and Capability Builder
I am passionate about growing businesses by deeply understanding consumers and customers. I thrive on leaving legacies in companies to do better marketing and transforming capabilities through game changing strategies that bring best ROI. I have a consistent track record with P&G Latin America for 25+ years, and more recent local and international experience on diverse industries as an advisor and Independent Board Member.View LinkedIn Profile
I’m passionate about deeply understanding human, consumer and shopper insights, including the real motivation behind behavior. Building on a background in psychology and 25+ years of strategic brand building, I use a variety of approaches to help clients understand how to build their business with their highest potential target audience – leading insights programs across most markets and most FMCG categories. I’ve also designed and led 50+ innovation and strategic planning workshops using a variety of design thinking and creative problem solving tools from Fortune 100 companies to non-profits.View LinkedIn Profile
I am passionate about solving tough challenges to help brands and businesses grow. With 20+ years of cross-industry experience, I have a proven track record in general management, brand management, marketing, and marketing communications. I’ve developed & implemented growth strategies across a variety of categories and industries – from some of the world’s favorite food brands, to innovative niche players in PPE, to agricultural tires. Few things get me more excited than a new challenge. I value efficiency, clear communications, and simplifying complex problems. I’m led by data, led by the consumer, and led by experience.View LinkedIn Profile
How We Work
Fast & Agile
Every project is unique and has its own text-book timeline. However, at times reality gets in the way and we’ve been known to deliver outstanding work on break-neck timing. Our lean resourcing (1-3 people on a project) and extensive experience enable us to achieve remarkable results in remarkably little time.
Global Tequila Brand Positioning: A 3-Week Sprint to Success
Fortune 500 Board-ready Brand Strategy Best Practices (<1 week)
100% of our time is focused on solutions that can work in the marketplace. We know the theory, and share / teach it when appropriate, but as former business leaders with P&L responsibility, we’re all about solutions that are practical and actionable.
This is a true differentiator. We know this because we often are brought to the table after multi-million dollar expenditures on solutions that aren’t actionable. We’re invited to the party to take prior work and figure out how to make it actionable.
Another aspect of our pragmatism, we love to roll up our sleeves and get into the details as necessary to ensure solutions will work in the market and drive growth.
P/E Owned Personal Health Care: Total Line Restage → Favorable Transaction
We’re all about solving problems and harnessing opportunities in the most efficient way possible:
We create uber-lean teams to get the work done. This maybe one person, often two, at the most three. There’s no time wasted with any bureaucracy on our end, time-consuming internal debriefings, transitions, etc.
We don’t create big binders to show how much work we’ve done. We rely on the important deliverables (often on a page or two) and results to demonstrate that we’ve done our homework.
No inexperienced people learning on the client’s dime. That’s just part of our A-Players, No Layers® approach.
We don’t spend time politicking or angling for credit. If we make our clients shine – and they bring us back (as 90% of our clients have) – that’s credit enough.