John Lass
Strategy Consultant & Advisor

Johns helps clients seeking to scale their organizations rapidly across four distinct stages of growth – from early-stage to mature – and works with senior leaders to ensure the strategic plan and planning process are appropriate to take the organization to the next level and beyond. Like us all, John embraces the cardinal rule that strategy must be feasible.

He works closely with management to achieve alignment around key priorities with an emphasis on execution and accountability at both established financial institutions but also with some of the world’s leading Fintech innovators including LendingClub, WePay, Nerdwallet. This experience enables him to act as a bridge between Silicon Valley and global Fintechs on the one hand, and established FI clients on the other.

He specializes in helping clients on both sides of this bridge understand how to most effectively bring new ideas and technologies to established markets by using proprietary tools to drive highly effective planning processes. he excels at facilitating the strategy process, while recognizing that management must own every step of the process.

John served as SVP of Strategy and Business Development for CUNA Mutual Group for ten years.  Previously he was a strategy consultant with Hagberg Consulting Group and Boston Consulting Group.

He received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and his BA from the University of Washington.  John loves biking, hiking and music (rock – from a certain era).  John lives in Seattle with his wife Lynn.

John Lass LSA Global

LSA has been a tremendous asset to my portfolio, both at my current company and my past company.

As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide leadership and management training expertise. LSA consistently does that for me.

Their targeted and practical solutions are presented in a leadership-oriented manner.  They are crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply on the job.

I will continue to augment our internal programs using LSA solutions.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

I had been working with LSA for many years across a few different companies.

Currently, I’m with a company who hadn’t done much new manager training. LSA designed and delivered exactly what we needed at this stage in our life cycle.

Our managers are excited, talking in the halls about the great experience, and applying what they learned.

LSA makes things easy and practical for us.  Thank you!

Phyllis Moracco
HR Director

LSA helped us with leadership development by designing a solution to match our unique needs and culture. It was such a huge success and received rave reviews. I would highly recommend LSA to help take leaders and managers to the next level.

Karen King, SPHR
Manager, Human Resources

Alliance Data

In the Next Generation Management Development courses, I was trained with skills and tools that have made me and my team more productive, motivated, and successful at communicating with other departments.

 

Kevin Ashman
Firmware Engineering Supervisor

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development training and management expertise and quality of advice and facilitation that LSA has to offer.

What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help assess and develop high performing leaders.

Tracy Esposito
Director

zynga LSA Global gaming client

I consistently look to LSA Global when we need help.

I can always count on them to do a thorough needs analysis and to put together impactful and well-received leadership programs.

Their proven and outcome-based management development and performance management expertise make them my top-rated learning and development partner.

Stephanie Webb
HR Program Manager

Rambus

I highly recommend LSA Global to anyone who is looking to improve individual or organizational effectiveness through their top quality programs and broad range of expertise.

Greg Pappas
VP of Human Resources

We contacted LSA to help us design and deliver customized management development programs. LSA worked with us to meet our exact needs. We started at the top with our executive team.  It was such a great success that we rolled it out company-wide. We look forward to a long-term partnership with LSA Global and their team of experts.

Barry L. Byrd, SPHR
Human Resources Manager

Our company engaged LSA to do a specialized “train the trainer” program, and the consultant’s performance outdid our exceptionally high standards for such a program. Very crucial to the success of this program was the work done upfront to discuss our needs and to interview key members of our organization so that the program specifically met our goals. Our facilitators continue to comment on the success of the program. Thanks also for the follow-up.

Frank Abbott
Chief Financial Officer

LSA helped to meet the needs of my teams within a very narrow timeframe.

My team walked away with highly useful management development tools and practices.

Thank you for designing and delivering the right solution for our specific needs.

Sandeep Kumar
Director, Software Engineering, EPG

Avon’s success is dependent on strong relationships among our Customers, Representatives, Associates, and outside resources we hire to help us meet our business objectives. We were very pleased with the results from working with LSA Global to design and facilitate a custom program for our events management team. LSA demonstrated responsiveness, flexibility, and an innovative approach to working with us.

Deanna Rudnitsky
Senior Manager, HR Destiny Sales Region

We engaged LSA to design and deliver a 6-month custom executive coaching program to help a core group of senior leaders to leverage previous investments in management training, to ensure the engagement and retention of key employees, and to push critical strategic initiatives forward.

Even with the high expectations of our senior people, LSA has completely exceeded our expectations. You can’t go wrong with LSA.

Ivan Fukumoto
Senior HR Manager - Staffing, Training, & Development

We partnered with LSA Global to help us invest in our people. LSA custom designed an impactful management curriculum to help upskill our key managers and leaders.

We consider LSA to be our trusted learning and development partner and a valued extension of our team as we rapidly scale.  Thank you LSA!

Lisa Bruun
SVP Human Resources

Ellie Mae

The customized Managing Virtual Teams program was extremely valuable for our managers and leaders.

LSA’s fundamental knowledge of our company provided an incredible base to build upon while tackling the complications of managing and working with globally distributed teams.

Our teams walked away walked away with highly useful insights, practices, and tools. It was excellent.

Debra Martucci
Vice President, Information Technology

I am very impressed with the quality of work and talent. LSA did a great job of listening to my needs and providing the exact management training program expertise we needed to get the job done.

Don Pryor
Director, Business Planning & Analysis

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