OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
As our economy has become more specialized, so have the consultants who come into our companies and help us improve performance, from the loading dock to the boardroom. In the digital economy it gets even more interesting: consulting firms don’t have to rely on local or regional clients. On this edition of Out to Lunch, Editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report Stephanie Riegel is joined by the principals of two Baton Rouge consulting firms who have clients all across the country.
Robert Munson is carving a unique niche in the field of sports consulting. In mid 2016, Robert partnered with Washington D.C.-based Sanderson Strategies Group to create a new sports division with offices in Baton Rouge. The firm already counts among its clients the Commissioner’s Office for Major League Baseball and 22 of the 30 MLB teams. SSG helps them by providing services such as brand and reputation positions, crisis management, communications and media relations, among others. Robert also has extensive experience in business and political consulting.
Devin Lemoine is a consultant whose firm, Success Labs, focuses on management consulting and offers companies guidance and training on leadership development, executive coaching, organizational development, and workforce planning and succession. Devin founded the firm more than 20 years ago and has worked with hundreds of companies across the country. Last year, Success Lab made the LSU 100 list of fastest growing companies throughout the world owned by LSU graduates.
Photos at Mansurs On The Boulevard by Ken Stewart.