Our People

Lake Partners is successful because of the talented people who work here. Inevitably, some of our people will leave to pursue other opportunities and travel down new career paths. We are proud of their accomplishments and they remain a part of the Lake Partners family through our alumni network.

Click on the links below to read a few alumni profiles.


    After departing Lake Partners in 2006, Ann served as the Special Projects & Outreach Coordinator for the Harold Ford Jr. for U.S. Senate campaign in Tennessee. She then returned to Seattle to start her own consulting practice, which was later merged into the Global Philanthropy Group. As a Partner and co-Founder at GPG, Ann worked with high net worth individuals, charitable foundations and corporations to design and implement highly-leveraged philanthropic strategies to address a wide range of pressing global issues. Now, as the President for the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, she uses that knowledge and expertise to address hunger and food insecurity through agricultural development to improve the standard of living and quality of life for vulnerable populations across the globe.

    Ann was a Partner with Lake Partners Strategy Consultants from 2000-2006. She managed client engagements across a range of industries and developed expertise analyzing public policy initiatives and their impact on private sector investments.

    Prior to joining Lake Partners, Ann provided strategic consulting services in Washington, D.C. as a consultant for both Dean & Company and Strategic Planning Associates (now Oliver Wyman). She worked in the Corporate Development groups at Artisan Entertainment (now part of Lions Gate) in Los Angeles and MCI (now part of Verizon) in Washington D.C. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and received her MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

    Outside of work, Ann serves on the alumni board of the Harvard Business School. She is also a trustee of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.


    After working with Lake Partners for 5 years, Mike joined the founding team at Wetpaint, a startup that has become one of the largest online entertainment news networks and social media analytics platforms. In 2014, Mike became CEO of Dolly, a peer-to-peer app-based moving and delivery service that connects people with a large item to move with vetted Helpers who have a truck available nearby. Dolly has raised nearly $10 million in Seed and Series A round funding in its first year.

    While at Lake Partners, Michael developed a strong understanding of the fundamentals with which businesses operate, gaining extensive experience in developing sales strategies, product positioning, staffing models, and operation improvements. He learned how to model those fundamentals, drive from data to key business insights and develop analysis into actionable sets of recommendations.

    Prior to joining Lake Partners, Michael graduated with honors from the London School of Economics. He came to Lake Partners because he thought that the people were great, the work seemed fun and relevant and the values of the management team aligned with his own: working hard, having fun, being rewarded for success and giving back to the community.

    Outside of work, Michael likes to travel, cook, spend time outdoors, covet unaffordable classic European cars, tinker around the house and spend time with his family.


    Archana spent four years at Lake Partners before going on to receive her MBA from the Wharton School of Business. After Wharton, Archana went on to manage various teams at Google, helping to launch both Google Analytics and Google Hangouts. Archana now works at Medallia, where she is building a strong partner ecosystem in her role as Senior Director of Partner Solutions.

    During her time at Lake Partners, Archana learned how to structure and solve difficult business problems. She feels that the problem-solving and analytical capabilities she gained here have given her the skill-set to figure anything out. She attributes much of her success at Google from clear communication to conducting meaningful analysis to her time at Lake Partners.

    Before joining Lake Partners, Archana graduated cum laude from Wellesley College with a degree in Economics in 2002. She knew she wanted a job in consulting and, although she had no connection to Seattle, thought Lake Partners was the right fit. She was drawn to the firm by the significant responsibility given to analysts and the smart, fun people. The view from the conference room was an added benefit.

    Archana is a dedicated traveler; shes been to 25 countries on 5 continents, as well as an avid photographer and salsa dancer.