Lara Abrams

Lara Abrams

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Sr. Business Development Strategist | Corporate Development Executive

Areas of expertise

Results-oriented project management, Execution & deal creation, Strategic marketing communications.

Professional summary

The managing partner of Lara Abrams Communications, LLC, Lara Abrams helps connect and drive strategic and operational initiatives for private equity firms and executives. Lara’s experience includes roles at G-Log (acquired by Oracle), at Aberdeen Group covering online markets, supply chain and e-procurement technologies, at eCommerce industry think tank and consortium CommerceNet, storefront software provider Intershop Communications and overseas with Leo Burnett in Frankfurt, Germany.

Lara Abrama Communications excels in building business relationship networks in the middle market that lead to deal creation.

Lara Abrams Communications drops into teams to work with executives to accomplish very specific business/corporate development mandates. Executing on specific corporate development mandates means working side by side with and leading managers and teams in the assignments given with the explicit goal of targeting, identifying, qualifying, and developing business relationships that lead to top-line growth. This includes identifying the right resources and talent, and building and leading and bringing teams together across organizations as and when necessary to execute the approaches needed to successfully open doors and build relationships.

Lara Abrams Communications takes a 'white glove' approach to each assignment and project, and has a proven track record working with high performance CEOs and serial entrepreneurs and their teams at both ends of the spectrum: CEOs who have worked in large multi-national corporations in executive management roles and CEOs who have launched from start up environments.

Whether advising senior level executives on go-to-market strategies and tactics, assisting operating partners backed by private equity in operational launches, deal origination and sourcing, including identifying, qualifying and conducting due diligence on target acquisitions, this 'in-the-trenches' experience sets Lara Abrams Communications apart.

Recent assignments include advisory services to a global IT services and consulting firm; working on development of cross-border deals; VP level work on behalf of private equity firms in the middle market private equity community; leading an acquisition search and developing a new investment vehicle brand as well for a senior supply chain and logistics industry executive; and corporate development for a boutique IT services advisory and consulting firm working exclusively with the private equity community.

Engagement overview

A typical assignment is 3 months + to several years.  Fees are assignment-driven.  My process is straightforward: I ask for an initial, fairly short introductory call debriefing re. the assignment.

Focus: Results-oriented project management, execution & deal creation; strategic marketing communications, brand development; corporate development.

Clients

Clients have consistently confirmed the strength of Lara Abrams Communications to render a cohesive, singular, critical path to success through often complex, multi-part, multi-level series of issues, activities and data, in typically difficult-to-penetrate markets.

PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL, FINANCIAL SERVICES
• Bay Laurel Capital
• EX24
• Focus Technology
• LaSalle Adams Capital Partners
• Springboard Enterprises
• Texas Logistics Group, LLC
• TLG Resources, LLC

LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT
• Flagship Logistics Group
• IntelLogistix
• Ocean Freight Refunds (now Ocean Audit Inc.)
• PartsRiver
• SavantWMS
• Texas Logistics Group

CLEAN TECH
• Sky Vegetables
• Greener World Media
• Greenline Industries
• Mindclick Group

CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
• OfficeWyze

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES  
• Apec (France’s Association for Executive Employment) (on behalf of KLR International)

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
• Mindfulness Programs

LIFE SCIENCES
• SteepRock

LUXURY GOODS, RETAIL
• Nambe
• Mandy Scott Flowers
• Porto, LLC

MARKETING, BRANDING, ADVERTISING
• Butler Shine Stern & Partners
• Ozone Advertising
• Sugo Agency

NON-FOR-PROFIT
• Acterra
• CEIHD/UC Berkeley
• Impact Carbon
• Food Industry Serving Heroes

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DESIGN
• Speck Design

PUBLISHING
• SilverCloud Publishing
• StoryZon

STRATEGIC ADVISORY, RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
• Strategic Research Institute
• Current Analysis
• Crimson Consulting
• Next Step Growth
• Changeist

TALENT MANAGEMENT, TALENT ACQUISITION AND HUMAN RESOURCES
• Bersin & Associates
• Navesink Logistics

TELECOM
• Litescape
• Current Analysis
• Vauban Advanced Technologies

TECHNOLOGIES & SERVICES
• Quantum Art
• Theft Proof LLC
• Ingres
• Mobunga
• SPV America