LIGHTSTANCE was created by entrepreneurs and innovators for entrepreneurial leaders. We are passionate about helping organizations grow and succeed by focusing on the things that matter most within each client’s economic reality.
Like any team, we find strength in diversity. Each founder has held senior leadership positions in large corporations and successfully founded businesses. We also represent a wide array of industry experience - from aerospace to cyberspace.
We also attract the best and brightest strategic planning facilitators from around the nation. Our partners joined the LIGHTSTANCE movement in search of process discipline and tangible results.
Meet the Team
Lamont Thurston is passionate about sharing what he has discovered during his extensive experience in the financial services industry, which includes corporate banking and captive insurance. The concept of LIGHTSTANCE evolved from a desire to strengthen organizations through collaborative strategic planning. The unique game-oriented platform has been amazing in its effectiveness.
Chief Technology Officer
Ali Malekpour is an information system guru and has tremendous experience and expertise in software design, cloud technology & connected devices, and artificial intelligence applications. Ali developed the back-end systems and software that enables LIGHTSTANCE clients to make critical decisions, track progress and revenue growth.
Chief Operating Officer
Jim Knapp has extensive industry knowledge and organizational strengths. (We sometimes refer to him as Mr. Detail.) Jim’s experience in a range of manufacturing roles help with his real-world approach to challenges. His strategic planning skills and finance background make him a highly valued resource for our Certified Facilitators and LIGHTSTANCE clients.