Established. Elite. Exceptional.

 

LS Solutions is a solutions-driven management consulting company where your complete satisfaction is our #1 goal.

 
 
 
 

A solutions-driven company
where
your business drivers and
your satisfaction is our #1 goal.

 
 

STRATEGIC
PLANNING

LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

Diversity, Equity and
inclusion

PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

who we are

 

OUR MISSION:

LS Solutions is an MBE/WBE certified management consulting firm; our core value is working in excellence. We strive to bring strategies to our clients that will move their organization to the next level. Our focus is to partner with clients to deliver projects on time, within the scope, and on budget with absolute satisfaction from stakeholders.

OUR APPROACH:

Our passion is to see organizations meet their goals and create a solid success plan for upcoming years. We offer Project Management, Strategic Planning, and Leadership Development services to help them reach their goals.

We specialize in mobilizing the right people, skills, and technologies to help organizations improve their performance. We know that understanding the culture of our clients is essential. We believe that building relationships with our clients is key to their success.

This approach helps us to design the processes and tools necessary to empower organizations to move forward. LS Solutions looks ahead to anticipate challenges that our clients may encounter in continually changing environments.

our leadership

 

MARLYN LLORENS
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 

 
Chris Llorens
 

CHRIS LLORENS
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND SR. PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

 

services

 

LS Solutions utilizes best practices in order to provide the best performance and value to our business partners. We are committed to assisting our Business Partners achieve their goals.

 

STRATEGIC LS Solutions focuses on five stages of the Strategic Planning process, including goal setting, analysis, strategy formation, strategy implementation, and strategy monitoring.

We will use a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) or gap analysis to identify the underlying factors driving your current performance. The strategic planning process culminates in developing a strategic plan document that serves as the organization’s collective roadmap.

We partner with our clients to plan and outline measurable goals and teach them how to evaluate progress and adjust the organization’s direction to a changing environment.

LS Solutions helps set priorities, resource management, streamlining operations, and ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals.

 
 
The DEI training program we offer will allow teams to engage in a dialogue in a manner that is consistent with all compliance and regulation standards. It will help your employees feel safe and included and identify actionable steps for each member of your team, creating lasting positive change no matter the size of an organization or industry.
 
We work with many organizations like yours to provide comprehensive DEI training that satisfies all
the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and government compliance requirements,
improves employee engagement across the board and mitigates the risk of these types of fines and
other legal action against you and your company.
 
 
 
 

LS Solutions offers program and project management services to our clients. We use best practices for Project Management, including Agile and Waterfall methodologies heavily influenced by Project Management Institute principles. As a consulting partner, we will help you put the pieces together and deliver projects on-time and on-budget with superior stakeholder satisfaction.

We can assist organizations in Program Management Office (PMO) implementations with developing tools, templates, processes, training, and plan to create the desired project culture. We also offer project portfolio management, including project prioritization communicating key project performance indicators, including scope, schedule, budget, and resources. We are dedicated to the principle of relationship-based project management. We enter each engagement with a desire to understand our client from both a needs and cultural perspective.

 
 

SAMPLE PROJECTS

 

LS Solutions has delivered numerous projects. Here is a small sample:

 
 
 

LS Solutions conducted a fit/gap analysis of several Content Management Systems by interviewing major stakeholders and creating requirements, conducting market research on several CMS solution options, and developed a summary recommendation based on the research for a higher education institution.

 
 

LS Solutions assisted leadership with quarterly and annual strategic planning for a major non-profit foundation.  We helped to set project priorities, and focused on needed resources; both human and capital.

 
 

LS Solutions partnered with the Finance Department for a major non-profit foundation to implemented a new ADP automated time and attendance system which replaced an older manual system. 

The new system requires exempt and non-exempt employees to enter and certify their time when away from the office.

 
 

LS Solutions delivered a new enhanced intranet for a major non-profit foundation that is a “One-Stop-Shop” digital platform that enhanced staff experience using an intuitive, reliable and easy-to-use tool. 

The new tool allows staff to reach applications used on a daily basis right from the new Intranet.

TESTIMONIALS

 

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"Marlyn is a focused, dynamic professional who has used her considerable skills to manage successful projects and lead teams that have had a broad impact… I have appreciated Marlyn's attention to developing relationships as the key to organizing projects and tasks, always keeping her focus within the context of the needs of her clients."
John M.
Associate Vice President
"Chris is sharp, ambitious, and very versatile…He has successfully transitioned into new challenging roles across AT&T... He's a self-starter, quick-learner, and excellent relationship builder."
LeeAnn J.
Cybersecurity Sales Engineer
"We've collaborated often on various technology projects and day to day initiatives at Grubhub. No matter how busy the team gets at work, Chris is always the calmest person in the room and jumps in to assist when needed. As a Service Desk leader in the Chicago office, I know that I can always count on Chris to help and work together as a team. Whether we are onboarding hundreds of new associates at any time or when it's a one-off IT issue for a specific employee, Chris makes sure to take the time to listen and provide a helping hand"
Rick P.
Applications Manager
"Without a doubt, Marlyn's support and leadership on our projects has been top-notch. She has an ability to wear many hats and to wear those hats strategically in order to meet objectives and deadlines. We benefitted from Marlyn's years of experience as she's seen and dealt with many scenarios before thus nothing has ever been a barrier. Our executive team has grown to know her name and wonder if she is supporting future projects."
Easton R.
Small Business Owner
"I had the privilege of working with Marlyn in multiple capacities for several years on the IT Services team at the University of Chicago. Marlyn is an excellent project manager. She can identify and analyze complex issues, develop a plan to address the issue(s), and implement the plan, either as a project manager or doing the work herself. She is a highly skilled communicator and she projects professionalism and enthusiasm in everything she does."
Alex H.
Chief Information Officer

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Experience the highest level of service
and execution by working with LS Solutions.

Experience the highest level
of service and execution
by working with LS Solutions.
 

Established. Elite. Exceptional.

 

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MARLYN LLORENS

PRESIDENT AND CEO 

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Marlyn is a visionary leader with over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Marlyn is a top performer in strategic planning, client relations, and team building. She is passionate about partnering with clients and understanding their culture, which has led to delivering several large-scale strategic programs.

Marlyn’s ability to create customized solutions to fit organizations’ needs has allowed her to provide organizational leadership and management strategies, create administrative and operational structures, and provide resource management assistance.

Her ability to create processes and customizable solutions to address strategic business needs has strengthened on-target project delivery for many clients. She has helped sustain organizations’ success through her coaching and mentoring of team members and is always focused on exceeding expectations.

Chris Llorens

CHRIS LLORENS

 

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & SR. PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

 
 
 
 

Proven IT strategic leader with over 35 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Chris is a top performer in program and project management and leadership development. Building high-performance teams, coaching, and mentoring team members are passions for Chris because he loves to see people reach their goals.

Chris’s track record of delivering on-time, high-quality results have contributed to his ability to build strong business partner relationships across many industries. He can communicate with all levels within an organization, technical and non-technical speak, and believes understanding an organization’s culture is key to everyone’s success.

He specializes in creating strategic IT operation initiatives that align with an organization’s mission, culture, short and long-term goals. He also supports the collection of performance metrics (KPIs) for executive stakeholder review and data-driven decision-making as a means to facilitate change.
His primary focus is in IT, Business Client Relationship Management, Process Improvement, and Enterprise-Wide Solutions in Public and Private Sectors and Government environments defines Chris’s ability to work with a wide variety of clients and deliver impactful results.