Larry Robertson is the founder and Principal of Lighthouse Consulting, a company providing strategic guidance and advisory services to growth companies. While Lighthouse Consulting has been Mr. Robertson's primary focus since its founding in 1992, he has more than two decades of combined experience as a strategic advisor, facilitator, investor, and management consultant helping companies chart their success.
Building on a strong and diverse background in both venture capital and strategic planning, Mr. Robertson has developed a unique advisory service to business executives and their companies offering the rare perspective of viewing a company from both an investment and operating point of view. By drawing on his expertise, as well as his strong educational credentials, Mr. Robertson is able to give his clients the balance and perspective necessary to make informed, intelligent decisions about how to make their businesses successful. Lighthouse Consulting's impressive client list is a reflection both of the value brought to Mr. Robertson by his clients and the broad applicability of his expertise in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, to companies and their leaders, and to client organizations in various stages of growth.
Prior to launching his own business, Mr. Robertson's previous career history included roles with the Walt Disney Company in strategic planning and business development, Robertson, Stephens & Company in investment banking and venture capital, and J.P. Morgan in financial analysis and currency trading.
Mr. Robertson is the author of A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress, a game-changing book about the power of entrepreneurship and the truth behind everyone's ability to access it. www.aDeliberatePause.com
Mr. Robertson is also a regular lecturer in several university entrepreneurship programs, including Cornell and Georgetown.
Mr. Robertson holds a BA with Distinction in Economics from Stanford University, where he was a National Honor Society Scholar. In addition, Mr. Robertson earned a Masters of Management (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was a Dean's Honor Roll member. He is also a graduate of the Morgan Finance Program of J.P. Morgan.
Beyond Lighthouse Consulting, Mr.
Robertson plays a variety of other roles including:
Handwriting Without Tears (No Tears Learning) – Director
Really Great Reading – Director
Netpreneur – Vice Chair, Director
Direct Marketing Results – Advisor
Incite International – Advisory Board Member
InnovateTech Venture – Advisory Board Member
Yes! Circle – Advisory Board Member
McLean Learning Center – Advisor
Acclaro Growth Partners – Advisory Board Member
Archbold Biological Station – Advisor
Core Resources – Member, Panel of Experts
DC Technology Council – Chair, Early Stage Capital Forum Bootcamp
DC Technology Council – Member, Early Stage Capital Forum Committee
eCustomer – Advisor
PedsNet – Advisor
Alexandria YMCA – Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Alexandria YMCA – Chairman, Marketing & Management Committee
Arlington Public Schools, Strategic Planning Committee – Co-chair
Friends of Donaldson Run Watershed – Co-chair
American University – Guest Panelist, Judge
Cornell University – Regular Guest Lecturer, Panelist
Georgetown University – Regular Guest Lecturer, Panelist
Johns Hopkins University – Guest Lecturer, 2005, 2006
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship – Panelist, Judge
A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress
Guide to Raising Private Equity - Author