Our People

LMC17 was founded by Laraine McKinnon in 2017 to bring an increased focus, independent perspective and a new approach to solutions.

The firm currently focuses on the retirement industry, diversity & inclusion and talent development and works with a series of strategic partners on a wide range of related projects.

Laraine McKinnon is founder of LMC17, a strategic consulting firm that blends behavioral science, big data and practical implementation ideas to address hard to solve problems. The firm focuses on retirement issues, diversity & inclusion and talent development.

Laraine is a retirement readiness expert who is known for her work optimizing participant directed savings plans to deliver better outcomes in retirement. Throughout her career at BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, and Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors, Laraine worked with some of the largest employers globally. Her thought leadership includes optimizing 401(k) plans, sophisticated data analytics, employee engagement through financial wellness, workforce strategy, and removing behavioral roadblocks.

Laraine also builds diversity & inclusion programs to help onboard, retain and promote diverse talent. She is the founder of a women’s leadership incubator in Silicon Valley and sits on the Board of The CLUB Silicon Valley.

Laraine earned a BA degree, cum laude, in political science and women’s studies from Wellesley College. Her hobbies include hiking, sailboat racing and creative writing. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Silicon Valley.