Laura Danks LLC


Laurie joined Paradise Bakery & Café in 1999 as a partner and CFO. She brought perspective, discipline and the financial leadership needed for our growing company. She understood the big picture and was outstanding in evaluating the financial implications of our business strategies. Her integrity and credible approach with our financial partners, including bankers, developers and investors, allowed us to finance and accomplish our expansion plans. Laurie was essential in the eventual sale of our company to Panera Bread. Her perspective and diligence proved invaluable to all parties. Laurie's work ethic in getting the job done is second to none.
Danny Patterson, Founder
Paradise Bakery & Cafe

I have had the pleasure of working with Laurie on a number of projects over the past 10 years and rarely do I have the chance to recommend someone with the combination of raw intellect, superior work ethic and excellent communication skills. In addition, she is extremely organized, reliable and possesses a proven ability to "think outside the box".

Jeb Ball, Managing Director
Brookwood Associates

Laurie has a unique ability to zero in on the significant issues at hand and to translate them into layman terms. She combines the intellect and experience of her corporate career with a relational style that is personable and encouraging. She is as comfortable in the board room as with line employees. Laurie has radically changed the way our company operates, not only on a financial level, but operationally as well. She has become invaluable to us.

Blake Appleby, President
Cornerstone Property Management

I've worked with Laurie in buying and selling all sorts of businesses and real estate. She's fast, smart and innovative. I would work with her anytime, on any deal, with complete confidence.
Dave Bellack, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Aspen Skiing Company

I've worked with Laurie Danks for over a decade in several business sectors. Whether building out a franchise program or completing a full cycle acquisition, Laurie's approach is to employ comprehensive strategic thinking and apply her breadth and depth of expertise to achieve successful results. Laurie's mentoring style in leading change or leading an organization coupled with her dedicated work-ethic and pragmatic approach to challenges, set her apart.
Susan Fenzl, Sr. Human Resources Professional, New York, NY

Used with permission, the above acknowledgments represent clients who are pleased to work with Laura Danks, LLC.


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