Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA

About Lori

Lori is an accomplished corporate leader, visionary, and business strategist with real-world experience and a proven track record of assessing and mitigating risk and creating and executing innovative solutions for Fortune 500 company C-level executives and boards. She combines strong business judgment, financial acumen and technical expertise with a global perspective and team approach to implement best practices that resolve complex financial, operational, sales and human resource issues.

As the founder and former CEO of Kaiser Consulting, Lori pioneered the company's award-winning, nationally recognized part-time, flexible business model. She led the firm to multimillion-dollar growth and a team of nearly 100 professional employees since its inception in 1992. Lori currently serves as a strategic advisor to the firm, working closely with our managing partner and the leadership team to ensure the continued success of Kaiser Consulting's relationships with its employees and clients.

Lori Kaiser

Lori Kaiser
Founder, Strategic Advisor + Shareholder

Industry Experience

Automotive, Communications, Financial Services, Higher Education, Insurance, Investments, Manufacturing, Mutual Funds, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Start-up Companies, Telecommunications


  • The University of Chicago, Master of Business Administration with Honors
    Miami University, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, cum laude


  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant – Ohio
  • CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • FAA Private Pilot's License (VFR and IFR)

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Governing Council Member | Women's Initiatives Executive Committee Member | National Pipeline Advisory Group Member
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants – Past Executive Board Chair | Past Women's Initiatives Committee Chair | Past Finance Committee Member
  • Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce – Executive Board Member | Past Small Business Council Chair
  • Finance and Accounting Consultants Alliance – Board Member
  • Miami University Farmer School of Business – Accountancy Advisory Group Member
  • The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business – Accounting & Management Information Systems Advisory Board Member

On a Lighter Note

Are there causes that you like to support?
Education is a cause that is significant to me. I am an MBA Lecturer at The Ohio State University. I enjoy teaching accounting because I think it is an important subject to understand, and I work to make it exciting and less intimidating for the students.

What is one of the best pieces of advice you have received?
I have always liked this piece of advice: if you don’t like the result, then you are not finished.

Have you ever participated in a physically or mentally challenging activity?
Yes, in 2017, I earned my pilot's license. It was mentally challenging to learn the curriculum, to respond well under harsh conditions, to react to changes comfortably, and to make safety a priority with every move. Still, it was exciting and an accomplishment that makes me proud.