Has a track record of helping companies resolve complex problems across a wide range of subjects – both operational and financial. Stuart’s experience working with small, mid-size, and large organizations enables him to bring a broad range of successful growth strategies to all of SLA’s clients.
Stuart Lawson has more than 30 years of financial and operations expertise, including numerous capital raises, M&A transactions and two IPOs. He has extensive experience resolving complex accounting issues, structuring transactions, and streamlining back-office operations for companies ranging from start-ups to mature organizations. He has worked with numerous organizations to improve back-office operations and identify related cost savings. Prior to co-founding SLA, he served as SVP-CFO of a mid-market government contractor, which involved a complex turn-around of the business and culminated in the sale of the company in June 2015. Mr. Lawson spent the first 10 years of his career with Arthur Andersen, LLP, providing financial services, hospitality, government contracting, transportation, technology, and healthcare clients standard audit and advisory services while also working on numerous M&A, and capital raising transactions. He subsequently served as CFO or VP-Finance for several publicly-traded and privately-held high tech, internet, government contracting, energy and professional services firms, including the world’s largest solar-thermal power provider.