"Lawrence is a non-stop problem solver. He is tireless in his drive to reach goals and execute on business plans. I would recommend Lawrence as a smart, imaginative, attack unit to deploy on any cross-border investment plan or technological challenge."
Doctoral Candidate Yale University
"I've known Lawrence for over ten years. During that time, I have borne witness to his clarity of vision. That is, his ability to cut through the fog of numbers that surround complicated deals and determine the viability of a project quickly. In a world where time is money, his discernment and diligence is invaluable."
Federal Congressman Federal Government of the United States of the Republic of Mexico
"I had the pleasure of working with Lawrence on a significant opportunity in the specialty finance market during the GFC. Lawrence provided extremely valuable technical & financial expertise that allowed us to efficiently expand into adjacent asset classes that were perceived to be trading at significant discounts to intrinsic value. (more…)"
Financial Analyst Värde Partners
"Lawrence has a unique and valuable skill set that proved very useful in the course of projects we worked on together. He is an exceptionally capable programmer and modeler. We put a couple of very challenging modeling/automation challenges in front of him he solved them fairly easily. (more…)"
Head of Real Estate Operations Macquarie Mexican REIT
"I have known and worked with Lawrence for many years, he is one of the smartest guys I know. Lawrence has an exceptional breadth and depth of skill that enables him to accurately analyze problems and opportunities, develop targeted plans, then execute on time and on budget. (more…)"
Head of Telematics and Advanced Solutions at CSAA Insurance Group AAA Insurer
"I've worked with Lawrence on a number of occasions and at different companies over the past twenty years and have always been impressed by his work ethic, ingenuity and resilience. (more…)"
co-founder, CEO Agility 360
"I met Lawrence almost 10 years ago in Mexico City when he was starting Axia and in every interaction we have had since he has proven to be a very smart professional with an enormous capacity to put separate pieces of a puzzle together to the benefit of the company. (more…)"
co-founder, CEO Mimoni
"In the nearly 10 years I've known him, Lawrence has continually impressed me with his wide and impressive network of professional relationships, as well as his thoughtful and proactive approach to identifying and pursuing attractive market opportunities. He's a real asset to any collaboration."
"Lawrence and I worked on a complex cross-border financing transaction together and not only did he demonstrate strong technical skills but he was also very creative and willing to think out of the box. (more…)"
Co-founder Symmetrical Networks
"Lawrence is thoughtful, hard-working, and entrepreneurial - he has a thorough and realistic understanding of what it takes to do business in an emerging market such as Mexico. I will gladly consider investing in Lawrence's future projects."
Co-founder Route One Investment Company
"I’ve worked with Lawrence on international financial and tax matters for nearly eight years. Lawrence is one of those rare people who can clearly communicate very complicated business transactions, in simple terms, that I can understand. (more…)"
Co-founder Tax Squad
"I had the opportunity of working with Lawrence as an investment banker for the potential acquisition of a pool of distressed mortgages in Mexico. The transaction involved very sensitive discussions with a Global Financial Institution and required complex asset structuring capabilities (more…)"
Partner Lead Impact Investments
"It's rare to come across someone who can navigate both the US and Latin American business environments with ease, but Lawrence does it effortlessly. I've worked with Lawrence on a number of projects and admire his level of dedication, research and project management skills."
Consultant Independent Manufacturer's Rep
"After collaborating with Lawrence over the last 5 years, I would describe him as: (more…)"
"I worked with Lawrence while at Axia. He is innovative and entrepreneurial. He both envisioned and executed his ideas"
Managing Partner Discovery Americas
"I worked with Lawrence McDaniel while GM of inov-8 in the Americas. I was searching for a distribution partner in Mexico to expand inov-8's Americas presence southward. He was a pleasure to work with and (more…)"
Brand Manager of the Americas Inov-8
"Out of the box, smart and innovative thinker. It was a pleasure working with Lawrence feeding on his great knowledge of structured finance and business skills."
Chief Financial Officer Financiera Cuallix
"It was a pleasure working with Lawrence as his attorney on a number of projects. He is creative, smart, understands how business is done in MEX and the US, is able to translate between the two, (more…)"
Partner Schiff Hardin
"Lawrence is one of the most imaginative, hardest working, and most socially gifted business and IT professionals I have ever worked with. Also, the man you want on your team in Mexico for sure. Always a pleasure to work with him. We have done some great things together. Highly recommended."
Executive VP of Servicing Sherman Financial Group
"I worked with Lawrence on mutliple projects and problems on his time with Ascend Capital and his positive attitude and ability to see the big picture and the little details on each proposal made my job very easy and enjoyable.
He is a first class person and a first rate client.
Director Primer Brokerage Bank of America Securities
"Lawrence brings a unique ability to leverage thoughtful systems and technology to enhance business operations and decision making. I always found Lawrence to be a great listener and business partner which is vital in dynamic business environments."
Buy-side Research Analyst Ascend Capital
"I worked with Lawrence McDaniel during 2004 and 2005. Lawrence displayed great skill at working under pressure, at asking relevant questions, and in learning new skills and concepts. I greatly enjoyed working with Lawrence."
Portfolio Manager Ascend Capital
"I have had the opportunity to work with Lawrence in 2003 Rome , Italy, during the implementation of the ERP in Italfondiario .
He is a pragmatic highly committed professional, an excellent team player and project leader determined to reach deliverable objectives on time.
It has been a pleasure and a learning experience for me to work with Lawrence and I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in future."
IT Project Manager Fortress Investment Group
"Lawrence is one of those few IT professionals who understands business as well as technology. I’ve known Lawrence for 15 years and we’ve collaborated on projects ranging from micro finance to commercial real estate asset management. Great person to work with!"
Portfolio Manager Brimco Asset Management
"Smart, dedicated, and creative problem solver who knows how to get things done. Great to collaborate with."
General Director J.E. Robert Companies
"I worked with Lawrence while working at Wilshire Financial Services Group in 1997 and 1998. Lawrence was great to work with. He was very bright and had a lot of forward thinking ideas around data structures and modeling. I would highly recommend in the areas of research, data analytics, pricing and modeling of financial products."
Chief Executive Officer IBM Seterus
"During a period of rapid growth, Lawrence led the information analytics teams at Wilshire. His combination of technical skill and business acumen helped to provide important insights to the executive and operational teams. Lawrence's ability to bridge concepts across various groups was invaluable."
VP of Mortgage Analytics IBM Seterus
"I worked with Lawrence early in my career at Wilshire. Lawrence was an innovator (data warehouses were new to Wilshire), a collaborator and importantly a driver of results. It has been a longtime but I definitely recall Lawrence was a leader. He conceived ideas, rallied support and got them done. Fifteen years later in my career I realize that is uncommon combination of skills and motivation."
Chief Financial Officer IBM Seterus
"Lawrence has the perfect combination of technical and financial knowledge, expertise, and skills necessary in today's fast moving world. He is great to work with."
VP of Mortgage Acquisitions IBM Seterus
"Lawrence was a pleasure to work along side, as well as opening my eyes to the possibilities of what one could do to integrate SQL with desktop applications, as he was truly a "whiz" at it. McD is also a great guy both at work and after work. Great to know him. Hope our professional paths cross again some day."
Financial Analyst IBM Seterus
"Having known Lawrence for two decades, I can say with confidence he is one of those unique individuals whose business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and creativity to tackle challenges big and small are all top of class. Lawrence mentored me in my early days as we worked together to help price and merge our company with a larger organization (with great success). Any organization would be well served to include Lawrence's skills in technology, business operations, finance, and problem solving to expand and create significant advantages versus their peers. Please don't hesitate to contact me for specific questions!"
Real Estate Financial Analyst Goldman Sachs
"Lawrence has that unique and extremely hard to find ability to bridge the gap between what the business needs and what technology can deliver. I have seen him peer through the forest of options and identify that single scenario that will provide real value to the business. I would work with him again in an instant."
Principal Software Architect - REPIA Goldman Sachs
"Lawrence is one of the smartest guys I have worked with in my career. He has an amazing work ethic and served as a great mentor for me early in my career."
Financial Analyst Goldman Sachs
"Lawrence worked for me many years ago, but will always remember Lawrence as incredible sharp, an outIde the box thinker and determined to find an out come (and alternatives) that offered solutions and maximized value. Imcrebily hard worker and someone that added value to all that worked along side him and to those he worked for."
Portfolio Manager Goldman Sachs