Our consultants are not academicians trying to advance the latest theories from a book. Instead, every one of us has years of experience in the executive ranks with proven success in our own businesses and in helping our clients.
As a team, we’re focused on creating growth paths for our clients. We know that sustained business growth requires more than just optimizing the current path. New paths must always be considered without putting the present business at risk.
We’ll be your advisor, your market scout, and even take the lead in forming and incubating a new venture or joint venture. Our commitment is to help you think and grow beyond your present line of sight.
For the past 20 years Leary has helped technology start-ups and Fortune 100 companies alike create greater clarity about their business leading them to discover new opportunities for their products and services. As the creator of the Strategic CEO programs, he enjoys helping CEOs reimagine growth options for their business and increase their strategic capacity.
Leary was the co-founder of SoftwareMinds, the online resource for business operations information tools for the software industry and also the founder of the CraySoft business unit for Cray Research, a global supercomputer manufacturer. He is the author of Effective Software Marketing Practices, published by Culpepper & Associates and SoftwareMinds.
Leary serves on the board of directors of Innovance, a manufacturing holding company, Vocabra, a technology firm, and several non-profit organizations.
McCormick merges creative and strategic business thinking with practical business sense – a combination that’s critical in today’s complex environment. His executive roles at established companies like GE provided a foundation for his deliberate strategic thinking; while his experience as CEO, and Chief Marketing Executive at emerging companies give him a deep appreciation for the challenges and immense capabilities of a smaller organization.
McCormick’s breadth of experience includes company formation, capitalization, intellectual property assessments and licensing, OEM agreements, board of directors formation, private & public funding (angel, strategic and venture), company roll-ups, joint business and product development, turn-arounds, public relations, and overall business strategy. One of his strengths is his ability to sort through large amounts of data and emotion, to quickly identify the opportunities that will measurably effect change.
In addition to his professional pursuits, McCormick has a passion for families (he has four kids of his own). He serves on the board of one emerging technology company and two non-profits, including Connected Families, which aims to ‘Give Hope and Build Strength’ into every family.
Armin lives by the motto, “don’t mistake activity for achievement” in everything he does. He does not waste time and knows how to maximize every minute of every project. His ability to be innovative coupled with his passion to execute and achieve goals in all aspects of his work makes him an asset to every organization he becomes a part of.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Armin has a passion for his friends and family, mentoring the emerging leaders and serving on boards of non-profits across the state.
As the youngest member to be inducted into the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club, Sam had the unique opportunity to work side by side with some of the city’s finest entrepreneurs and business leaders all while growing his startup and eventually selling the organization. Sam has founded multiple organizations including Choice Communications, CognisMD, CorCardia Group and serves on the Board of Directors at a handful of non-profit organizations serving the local community.
Awad’s experience includes, executive leadership, company formation, mergers & acquisitions, public funding, business strategy, sales, business development, marketing and leadership. Sam leads sales and marketing efforts for Lumina. He understands there are only two true drivers in business, cash and reputation and helps organizations drive cashflow and improve their reputation both internally and externally.
Jonathan is a professional entrepreneur. Over the years he developed a “Magic Rolling Quadrant” analysis tool that has helped countless startups make the necessary adjustments to get their ventures rolling. Warren Buffet’s secret to success is “sticky snow and a long hill” which resonates beautifully with Hall’s model and his experience in venture management.
Jonathan received his MBA with a concentration in Venture Management from the University of St. Thomas. He received the Practicing Entrepreneur award for a Security startup he founded and built servicing the Twin Cities region. He started a non-profit called Partnership for Youth and was elected President of Youth Unlimited in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He cofounded Atrato, Inc. a high potential venture in computer data storage, authored nearly a dozen patents, led technology partnerships, was responsible for Business Development, and currently participates on the Board of Assurance Software, LLC.
Jonathan leads Lumina’s Intrapreneurial practice in Colorado. He is partnering with , Boulder Venture Software Club, Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, Boulder NewTech, OnStartups, Colorado Companies to Watch, and Lew’s list.
Jonathan is uniquely positioned to bring Lumina’s insight and value add services to organizations with an intrapreneurial motion.
She has held a variety of leadership positions in the education, non-profit, and corporate sectors, and loves supporting work that encourages individuals and companies to accomplish their goals with excellence.
Whether in business or in life, her objective is always to help others become the best version of themselves. When she’s not working, she can be found trying out new restaurants, traveling as much as possible, searching for the best chai tea latte around, and spoiling her 3 nephews.