The LAK Group Names Mike Milsted and Michael Grubich as Presidents, Partners

BROOKFIELD, WI (September 12, 2019)  The LAK Group (formerly Lawrence, Allen and Kolbe), a leading management consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Mike Milsted and Michael Grubich have been named Presidents and Partners, and have assumed ownership of the organization.

After experiencing firsthand the LAK Group’s commitment to transforming careers, cultures and organizations, we congratulate Mike Milsted and Michael Grubich in their new roles and wish them every success in the future, said one long-standing client.

Mike Milsted 

Milsted has a strong desire to help people find meaningful involvement in what they do, because aligning people and business is his passion. He works as a business advisor and creates solutions to align clients’ talent and business strategies. In addition, Milsted engages with his clients to understand their strategic vision and help them move forward to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

Milsted holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He began his career working as a social worker at a women’s shelter, is currently an adult leader and committee member with the Boy Scouts of America and volunteers with the National Kidney Foundation and has developed a professional career dedicated to helping people to reach their potential. Outside of work, Milsted enjoys spending time with his family.

Michael Grubich

Grubich brings more than 25 years of global leadership experience that enhances the performance of the organizations, individuals, teams and leaders he serves to his new role. He helps organizations think strategically in order to move from concepts to practical implementation in all areas, from selection to succession. He provides consultation and coaching to senior leaders in order to help them move their businesses forward through an integrated approach of aligning talent, culture and business objectives.

Grubich holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University and earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Lake Forest Graduate School of Business. Outside of work, he serves as Secretary, Board of Directors for Special Olympics in Wisconsin and is the Board Chair for Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University’s College of Business Administration.

“As individuals who have devoted our professional lives to helping others find meaning and success in their careers, taking this step forward carries a great deal of significance for both Michael Grubich and I personally,” said Milsted. “We thank John Kolbe and Mark Glasser for their legacy, our clients for continually placing their trust in us, and our incredible team of consultants, coaches and support staff for their commitment and unwavering support. We look forward to an incredible future together.”

About the LAK Group

For more than 40 years, the LAK Group has been transforming careers, cultures and organizations throughout North America. With a focus on delivering individually tailored solutions, the LAK Group has helped a variety of clients in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, energy exploration, development and distribution, insurance, consumer packaged goods, and bioscience to shape their company cultures, align and implement effective talent strategies, identify and develop leaders, and support those in career transition. For more information, visit