Lawrence "Larry" Holmes

Managing Director, Columbia Consulting Group

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Address: 5525 Twins Knolls Road, Suites 330-331, Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 443-276-2525


Advice: Most of the following: be humble, be honest, listen and learn, trust people, recognize talent, be decisive, multitask and have an appetite for knowledge.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: The keys for me are leadership traits and managerial skills coupled with: mental toughness, responsibility, completion/results, peer respect, family respect, character by actions, motivation skills, values, etc.

Sector specialization: Financial services, industrial/manufacturing, private equity

Job function specialization: C-Level General Management Executives & Financial services "Back Office"

Geographical Focus: CCG is primarily North America oriented, however with our new IIC Partners affiliation we expect to be more globally involved.

Companies I often recruit for: Not Provided

Favorite historical figure: Leonardo Da Vinci

Education: Old Dominion University BS 1964

Languages: English

Employment history: CCG managing director, 1973-present; Sunlife Insurance HR/training director, 1972-73; Maryland Casualty, director, training & loss control engineering Recruiting, 1969-1972; Aetna P & C, loss control engineer, 1967-1969; Norfolk Public Schools, science teacher, 1965-1967

Other interests: Family, the Beach, Boating, Reading, Tennis, Golf, Basketball. Watching Grandchildren play sports.

Professional/Membership Affiliations: AESC & United Way of Maryland

Experience in executive search consulting: 35

High Profile Placement: Greenpoint Bank CEO/President

Other paths I might have pursued: Teacher and coach

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Global business performance will be determined by labor-force growth due to the scarcity and geographic location of talent and the cross border flow of capital to service emerging populations. Sustainability (green) will be a global marketing tool for companies in providing services to their clients and the public.

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