Meet The LightStance Team

Lamont Thurston

CEO / Founder

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.

Ali Malekpour

CTO / Co-Founder

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.

Jim Knapp

COO / Co-Founder

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.