Providing Perspective and Experience to Business Owners
AL Advisory Group is a management consulting firm whose mission is to bring experience and varied perspectives to business owners to help solve difficult problems. The firm offers comprehensive solutions for all of your key advisory related needs.
What makes AL Advisory Group truly unique in the business advisory space is the fact that we all are current or former business owners who have all “walked in your shoes.”
Today’s business environment is incredibly complex, ever-changing and difficult to navigate without the occasional need for a seasoned professional or even an experienced team by your side. With our team of business owners, we are well-equipped to offer the highest quality services across the diverse spectrum of business needs. You can expand your team without expanding your payroll.
Whether you are trying to raise funds for new venture, construct and implement a way for you to leave your business, obtain financing, or bring your business to a higher level, AL Advisory Group is here to assist you.
AL Advisory Group Founders
Ann is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in technology-based businesses. Beginning her career selling for IBM she transitioned to internal IT management positions at two multi-billion dollar enterprises. In 1993, Ann co-founded J. Hammitt Group (JHG), a consulting firm specializing in IT project management and organizational issues for F500 companies. In 1995, she sold JHG to Giga Information Group where she created, launched and managed the global Y2K practice, joined the senior management team and became the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. She expanded the company into Southeast Asia by establishing partnerships with technology companies in Japan. Giga went public in 1998 and was sold to Forrester Research in 2003.
Following Giga, Ann co-founded JEMM Corp., a developer and marketer of proprietary SaaS products for small business financing, valuation, growth and transition planning. Recruited by a healthcare data analytics company in 2007, Ann renamed, rebranded and relaunched the company to enable them to compete in new markets. Ann is a published author, experienced public speaker and company evangelist. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Winona State University.
Larry has been an entrepreneur for more than 30 years, owning and managing several successful businesses, primarily in the finance Industry. He has been in the equipment leasing industry since 1983, financing commercial equipment for small start-up, privately-owned companies up to Fortune 500 corporations.
Larry has advised, consulted and provided financing for many different businesses who could not get conventional financing or who needed to get alternative financing for privately-owned businesses. Larry’s experience dealing with banks spans 30 years. He has borrowed and loaned millions of dollars over that period of time.
As a business professional, Larry has been on both sides of the table. He understands what a business owner needs and how to prepare a business for the appropriate financing based on their particular situation. Larry is a co-founder of First Beacon Business Advisors.