During his 22-year career, Larry Larsen has worked closely with approximately 150 senior leadership teams in various high-profile companies, helping them achieve their business objectives through strategic communications efforts both during the normal course of business and in times of crisis. Mr. Larsen has directed financial communications and executive visibility programs for Fortune 1000 companies, start-up ventures and partnerships in the financial services, consumer products, education, food retailing, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, real estate, professional services and technology industries.
An accomplished financial communications and corporate affairs counselor, he has in-depth experience with financial transactions and strategic corporate events, including quarterly earnings, mergers and acquisitions, non-deal roadshows, management successions, initial public offerings, litigation support, proxy contests spin-offs, carve outs, corporate financing arrangements and bankruptcies. He has served as the company spokesman and financial writer for myriad clients and has strong relationships with key print and broadcast journalists in major markets throughout the country.
Before joining Lincoln Churchill Advisors (LCA), Mr. Larsen lead the corporate communications group for the Chicago office of the international PR firm Golin. Prior to that, he lead the crisis communications and special situations practice for the leading professional services PR firm Greentarget.
He spent seven years with Sard Verbinnen & Co, an international financial communications and issues management firm. Prior to that, he led the financial services practice in the Boston office of Weber Shandwick. He started his career working in increasing roles of responsibility for the investor relations practices of several international public relations firms.
Mr. Larsen earned an MBA in finance and marketing from Loyola University Chicago. He graduated with a B.A. in Classics from Bucknell University. During his previous career as a registered financial consultant, he obtained his Series 7 and Series 63 certifications. He serves on the board of directors for the Chicago chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
When not chauffeuring his four children to their many activities, Mr. Larsen is active in his community. He is regular fixture on the Home & School boards of his children's schools and is a former commissioner on the Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Naperville. He also has worked with the Chicagoland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and for the CEOs Against Cancer program of the American Cancer Society. He loves to play golf and tennis. Now that his children are growing older and increasingly becoming more embarrassed by his mere presence, he hopes to dust off his racket and clubs. He is also an avid recreational runner, running three to five miles most mornings.