Tamara Jack made the most of an inauspicious start as LMI’s chief financial officer. She stepped into the role permanently in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic upended Americans’ lives and businesses.
Despite the unexpected hurdles, she helped LMI achieve a company-high $397 million in revenue. But a bigger accomplishment, she said, was supporting the workforce through the uncertainty. LMI’s headcount grew despite reduced or suspended access to customer work sites as part of new safety protocols.
“Our leadership team has been dedicated to keeping employees safe, healthy and engaged in the customer work that they value,” she said.
LMI’s average opportunity size increased from $4 million to $7 million last year, affording LMI the flexibility to accommodate people on different projects.
As board president of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s National Capital Region chapter, Jack spearheaded the creation of a career assistance task force for members in industries slowed by COVID-19. At LMI, she helped establish a COVID-19 reimbursement program. All employees were eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1,000 for costs associated with full-time telework like office materials and family support.
Jack’s legal and financial acumen were pivotal to LMI’s most recent corporate acquisitions, The Tauri Group and Clockwork Solutions, both of which she structured and led a due diligence team that facilitated closing the transactions ahead of schedule.
In addition, Jack helped lead financial, legal and contractual integration, as well as the assimilation of intellectual property and proprietary tools. Her team also developed an M&A playbook of best practices to support future efforts. With M&A activity heating up again in 2021, Jack has LMI prepared for any eventuality.