President and Co-Founder
Randall Rollinson is President of LBL Strategies. LBL is a Registered Education Provider of the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified veteran owned business. He is a certified Strategic Management Professional (SMP) and an ASP Pioneer. He is a nationally recognized leader in the practical application of strategic management principles, tools and techniques. He is the past president of ASP – Chicago Chapter. He is the ASP 2018 Conference Co-Chair entitled “Bridging the Strategic Execution Gap.” In 2010, he coauthored and published a strategic management text book entitled Strategy in the 21st Century: A Practical Strategic Management Process.
Since 1985, Randall has served more than 2600 clients in a wide range of industries with practical strategy facilitation, board development and performance management services. He has a special focus on industry associations where governance issues are often a major consideration. Over his career he has specialized in strategic management consulting, teaching and software development. His body of work includes the Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance Certification Program, which won the 2001 Exemplar Award from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, as an “exemplary, outstanding results-oriented program.” This live and online education program is now offered in partnership with George Washington University, Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to help management professionals expand their knowledge, skills and provide a pathway to ASP certification.
He has extensive experience in facilitating focused, high-profile, confidential planning processes. He is highly skilled in helping leaders work through tough topics. He is trained and experienced mental health counselor. He has led thousands of planning discussions where a strong command of group dynamics was required. He grew up in a family business. He has worked with hundreds of family businesses. He is a former association executive. He is very familiar with associations, boards, executive leadership and has a general understanding of the association management industry.
Randall holds an MBA in Management from DePaul University, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counselling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University. He has taken advanced certificate level training from DePaul University in executive information systems and project management. He completed a certificate program in international trade at the World Trade Center of Illinois in 2011. He is a certified Balanced Scorecard Professional receiving his certification from George Washington University, College of Professional Studies. He completed an Advanced Measurement Certification program from the Balanced Scorecard Institute. He is an active member of the Chicagoland PMI Chapter and a former member of the Chapter’s Executive Council.
He is a past President of the Norwood Seniors Network. He is a Vietnam veteran.
Randall uniquely contributes to the LBL team by 1) serving as the strategic leader and primary business developer of the organization, 2) designing, developing and delivering a broad range of strategic thinking and management products and services, and 3) building external relationships with business leaders across the world.
He enjoys listening, facilitating, writing, teaching and delivering on promises made to LBL’s customers and strategic partners. He has a primary interest in helping leaders accept the reality of climate change. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, running/walking, traveling, water skiing and family.