l j salazar consulting

creating value and driving growth for startups & fortune 500 companies in global markets

executive consulting

maximize results

We help Startups to raise capital, find their product-market fit and implement a successful go-to-market and branding strategy.

We also help mid-size, large, and Fortune 500 companies that need to bring mobile cloud technologies to their operation, or that are seeking to launch a new division or growth an existing one, including international expansion plans.

Our success stories speak for us, and unlike traditional consulting firms, we have proven operational expertise in Bringing Money, Creating Value, and Driving Growth, so we help you maximize results.

bringing money

  • raising private capital
  • pitch deck
  • monetization strategy
  • mergers & acquisitions

creating value

  • product strategy
  • user experience
  • mobile transformation
  • brand & communications

driving growth

  • go-to-market
  • optimization & turnaround
  • global markets expansion
  • strategic alliances

success stories

optio3-ljsalazar-consulting-161x84Co-founder & Executive Advisor of Optio3, Inc. Raised $2 million, Market sizing, Roadmap collaboration, Company formation,  Pitch Deck, Go to Market…(read more).
Raikes-Foundation-LJ-Salazar-Consulting-84Executive Advisor in charge of Business Plan & Pitch Deck for a Mobile web platform to enable impact-driven philanthropy at scale…(read more).
jobaline-logo-ljsCo-founder & CEO of Jobaline, raised +$11 million in two rounds of private equity, taking the company from  concept to sector leader serving Fortune 500 companies…(read more).
Bing-logo-ljsExecutive Advisor to the Search Alliance. Streamlined operation and sustainable revenue growth in US, Turkey, Germany, Taipei and UK…(read more)
Concurix-logo-ljsExecutive Advisor to Founder and CEO, assisting in raising its first million dollars of capital in record time…(read more)
MicrosoftOfficeLive-Logo-ljsCo-founded the Office Live division taking it from conceptual design to implementation and reaching its first 2 million users in record time (now Office 365)…(read more)
yahoo-logo-ljsLed the worldwide launch of 15 mobile products and streamlined global operations for product marketing and business development, increased user-base and profitability…(read more)
oxford-logo-ljsExecutive Advisor to Oxford University Press, evaluating acquisition of Internet company resulting in fair market valuation of the assets in context of emerging mobile internet trends…(read more)
photobucket-logo-ljsExecutive advisor to Photobucket, product strategy refinement based on mobile, media and social internet trends – accelerated growth, increase in user retention and average….(read more)
gmi-logo-ljsalazarReinvented online market research and co-led the implementation of a cloud-based solution with 10x more capacity, positioning the company for a successful M&A…(read more)
Voyager-capital-lj-salazar-consultingEvaluating potential investments for their Fund III in the areas of mobile technologies, online businesses, and SaaS, as well as advising portfolio companies….(read more)
microsoft-logo-ljsRefinement of go-to-market strategy and channel program for +500,000 resellers worldwide, delivering on double digit growth for 4 years in the $3B Global Mid-Market Division….(read more)
microsoft-logo-ljsExpansion of operations in Latin America, resulting in +3X increase market share and revenue growth via strategic alliances and leveraged business models….(read more)
Xerox-logo-ljsOverhaul of a team of 600 Customer Service and Field Technicians. Automation of logistics operations supporting a $100M operation in Latin America….(read more)
ABB_logo-ljsExpansion of operations, for the process automation division and pulp & paper automation division in Venezuela, Colombia and the Caribbean….(read more)

proven expertise

Luis-Salazar---LJS-consulting-333x333-BWPassionate about the impact of technology and its speed of change in society, Luis is an experienced CEO, board member, product strategist, and operational executive for Fortune 500 and Startups.

He has successfully launched more than twenty global products in the consumer and business spaces and is a recognized expert on reinventing processes that are outdated or plagued with inefficiencies, creating scalable and efficient cloud-based solutions. He has been successful in driving operations as the executive in charge or indirectly as operating executive advisor and consultant.

He has taken companies from zero to one million users and upwards of 700 million users – monetized through licensing, subscriptions, transactional, or advertising business models across PC, mobile and cloud platforms. He has experience growing companies from zero to +$2M in annual revenues and up to $4B global P&L operations.

Luis had led private capital raising efforts for four different startups, for a total over $18 million in SAFE Agreements, Convertible Notes, Series A and Series B of Financing.

Luis is the founder and President at LJS Consulting and Co-founder of Optio3, Inc. Previously he co-founded Jobaline and led it from ideation to becoming a leader in the sector. Luis held international executive positions for Yahoo, Microsoft, GMI (acquired by WPP in 2011), Xerox and ABB. He is a board advisor to the School of Business at the University of Washington Bothell, focusing on Effective Social Entrepreneurship and systemic changes.

Luis is a frequent speaker at national and international events, covering topics regarding technology and society.


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Mobile web challenges are not only related to reengineering the experience to take full advantage of mobile devices which are location and context aware and are with us 24/7, but also related to monetization mechanisms.

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testimonials

in their own words

Working with Luis was one of turning points in my professional career. Luis mentored me to obsess over the core fundamentals of customer centricity, the importance of customer satisfaction and focus on the operational excellence. Luis is one of the business leaders I would work for anytime, anywhere in my career. He would be a great business leadership addition to any company in our sector.

Luis has tremendous thought leadership and the ability to guide businesses into new areas of growth and innovation. He stands apart from many in his ability and willingness to go against the immediate tide and to work towards educating others as to new possibilities.

He can turn his vision into a vivid picture that others can see and has a passion for building great products which creates so much enthusiasm that you want to jump on board.

He is an excellent decision maker who consults before making a decision. He’s quick but not hasty, committed to his decision, analytical without causing paralysis, thoughtful about all concerned. He is a team builder and  inspires confidence.

I was fortunate enough to work with Luis on building a new business for Microsoft. Luis has an amazing ability to continuously innovate and challenge himself and the existing beliefs to drive business success. His focus on the user experience and his belief to put customer value first will help drive results in any business. His passion and desire to achieve results continues to inspire me today

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