Laurence Birch

Strategic Council

Mr. Birch has over 30 years of collective professional experience most recently serving as CEO, Board Member and/or Board Chairman of multiple publicly-traded and privately-held companies. Mr. Birch has executive experience in variety of companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 50 in the Life Science/Healthcare, SaaS Technology, Manufacturing/Distribution, Business Process Outsourcing and Professional Services sectors. With a specialty in developing winning strategies that drive significant revenue growth and profitability, his demonstrated notable accomplishments include: sales and marketing strategy, opening international markets (Japan, China, EU), strategic planning, M&A, BPO, financial management, talent development and corporate governance. Named to Crain’s Chicago Business Who’s Who in Chicago Business twice, he’s passionate about creating profitable companies with sophisticated strategies, motivated teams, great products and outstanding customer relationships.

Mr. Birch, a CPA, serves on several boards and is a proud mentor at Matter, a Chicago-based Med Tech Incubator and the National Science Foundation. He is also teaching Strategy and Leadership as a member of the Faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.