Laurance Alvarado


  • Strategy, Management, and Operations
  • School

  • Busch School of Business
  • Expertise

  • Strategy and Business Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • International Economic Development
  • Catholic Social Doctrine
  • Laurance Othon Alvarado joined the faculty at the Busch School in the fall of 2015 and brings over 30 years of practical business experience to his students. Over the last 10 years he’s been an entrepreneur and investor in several ventures to include health care software; strategy and management consulting; communication management software; industrial real estate technology; and aviation MRO capabilities in Southeast Asia, and is the co-founder of a DC-based venture and business incubation organization. He has served in senior leadership positions in a NYC-based turnaround and restructuring firm and in a Dubai-based sovereign wealth fund.

    Laurance spent 13 years with KPMG LLP (later BearingPoint) and served in senior leadership positions to include Managing Director, Middle East and Managing Director of Border Security and Transportation. He led several large-scale transformation initiatives and major engagements to include those with Customs and Border Protection, US Coast Guard, and the Department of Defense. 

    Laurance received his commission as an Air Force officer upon graduating from Texas A&M University in 1986 and earned his Masters from Troy St University while serving our country during multiple overseas tours of duty. He has also completed executive education at Columbia Business School. 

    He serves as a board member of Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM), and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), and serves as an advisor and board member of numerous Catholic organizations. 

    Laurance, his bride, Kathy, and their son reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He and his wife have been foster-parents to 16 children. He is an avid cyclist, has served as a crewman on a Dubai-based yacht racing team, and races sports cars.

    Profit is an outcome, not a goal. It is the outcome of enhancing Man’s dignity through the moral matching of his talents with the right work.  Anything less is a petty statistic reaped from making Man the means, and not the ends..”
    – Laurance Alvarado