Lawrence E. (Larry) Dukes
Mr. Dukes’ thirty year professional career has spanned many dimensions of management and consulting across the industries of education, technology, finance, sports, telecom and healthcare. He has held C-Level positions at several firms before leading consulting and technology services companies for the past 25 years. Currently, he is an investor and director in a few startup entities (Red Dog Agency and Max Field Hockey), co-owner of a Menchies franchise, teacher of Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurial Studies to high school and college students, and a director of HARCO Credit Union and three philanthropic organizations.
Larry is also an international consultant, speaker and recognized industry expert in predictive analytics and data management. He is co-author of the book, Lifting the Rocks, Finding the Gold, the leading reference among credit banking management professionals. In the area of Decision Sciences, Mr. Dukes has authored a U.S. Patent in the technical area of predictive modeling and decision management. He is Principal of Aurum Consultants, Inc., an international consulting and analytics firm serving clients in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
Mr. Dukes has deep experience in information technology and risk management for the financial, telecommunications and healthcare industries. Prior to his current role with Aurum, Larry was Senior Vice President of Fair, Isaac & Co., the world’s leader in scoring science technology. Prior to his tenure with Fair Isaac he was a Managing Principal of Credit & Risk Management Associates, Inc. (CRMA), an international credit risk management and technology consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland. CRMA was selected to the Inc. 500 and several lists of the fastest growing technology firms in the U.S. before being acquired by Fair, Isaac in 1996. His depth of experience and eye for innovation continues to be instrumental in helping new industries apply proven data management and predictive analytics practice.
Larry has provided training and education services to companies around the world and has served as an Adjunct Professor — New York University through AT&T University and the faculty of MasterCard University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and a Master’s Degree — Administrative Science in Information Technology from Johns Hopkins University.
Lawrence (Larry) S. Grant
For more than 30 years, Larry Grant has been a trusted advisor to C-level executives. Grant has extensive experience as a “hands on” CFO with demonstrated general management skills, extensive domestic and international finance experience including mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and corporate restructuring.
A natural outgrowth of this experience was the formation of Aurum Consultants in 2006, where he has become an internationally recognized expert in business strategy design and implementation, accelerating operational improvement, customer relationship management and performance management. Grant is a highly sought after, results-driven leader of project teams to design, build and implement sustainable business performance improvement and transformations.
Born in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, Grant graduated from Penn State and later earned an MBA from Drexel University. He spent four years in public accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant. Grant devoted much of his career – more than 20 years – to Verizon, where he rose rapidly in the ranks to various vice president positions, including that of Vice President Finance, National Operations.
Grant has been a guest lecturer at numerous international industry conferences. He is co-editor of the book, Lifting The Rocks, Finding the Gold: The Six Imperatives of World Class Receivables Management. He is a past president, and founding board member, of the Telecommunications Risk Management Association. Since 2012, he has been board chairmen of the Credit Counseling Center, an award-winning community service organization, headquartered in Richboro, PA. In 2010, he served as the President of The Parents’ Association Advisory Council at The George Washington University.