Laura Lanteri, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
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Laura Lanteri

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 5, 2022

Laura is a business consultant with over 20 years of experience in strategy, business expansion, competitive analysis, consumer insights, data analysis, and research. She has consulted with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and pre-revenue start-ups and has an established track record of improving revenue, margins, and scale. Laura started her career at Morgan Stanley New York, where she researched, conceptualized, and executed financing deals for almost one billion dollars.

Career Highlights

Morgan Stanley

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Harvard University

Case Studies

Work Experience


2012 - PRESENT
  • Conceptualized, developed, and executed value-add and re-positioning strategies for a variety of industries, including fashion, luxury, consumer goods, media, tech, and retail.
  • Delivered decision-making analyses on company-specific topics and/or industry trends or emerging pain points for large multinational corporations and startups alike.
  • Spotlighted growth opportunities and expansion strategies that consistently lead to higher earnings, profit margins, and scalability.
Focus areas: Branding, Competitive Analysis, Strategy, Marketing Research & Analysis, Product-market Fit, Go-to-market Strategy, Growth Strategy, Pricing Strategy, Pricing Models, Business Models, Growth Strategy Consultants, Business Strategy, Total Addressable Market (TAM), Market Sizing, Market Research & Analysis, Price Positioning, United States, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Software, Company Strategy, Business Consulting, Excel 365, Management Consulting, Data Science, Data Analysis, Market Segmentation, Competition Research, Chemicals, Go-to-market Plans, Sales, Sales & Marketing, Market Entry, Market Research Analyst, Pitch Decks, Fundraising, Business Modeling, Startups, Product Launch, New Product Rollout, eCommerce, Nutrition & Supplements, Business to Consumer (B2C), B2C, Digital Agencies, Investor Presentations, Pitch Deck Consultant, Storytelling, Debt Raises, Growth Marketing, Mobile Apps, Pricing Plans, Mobile, Influencers, Social Networks, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Enterprise SaaS, Pricing Consulting, 3D Modeling, Software as a Service (SaaS), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Small Business, COO, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Organizational Design, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Healthcare, Trend Analysis, Luxury Industry, Sustainability, Social Media Platforms, Revenue & Expense Projections

Head of Strategy

2011 - 2012
  • Re-positioned the strategy of the brand across all channels and categories.
  • Achieved consistent year-on-year growth that was largely ahead of projections.
  • Led the re-organization of all the CRM efforts of Louis Vuitton North America to leverage additional opportunities and target new segments.
Focus areas: Strategy, Business Planning, Board Reporting, Hiring

Head of Strategy

2010 - 2011
  • Advised the CEO to create targeted solutions for brand’s expansion, image repositioning, and increased revenues and margins.
  • Led a team of analysts to provide research on market data on customers' preferences, purchase drivers, and new product formulations for competitive analyses on the performance of the brand.
  • Achieved consistent and sizeable sales gains that beat year-on-year sales projections by over 30% in the first six months on the job.
Focus areas: Strategy, Expansion, Retail, Competitive Analysis, Hiring

Head of Business Expansion

2008 - 2009
Oscar de la Renta
  • Managed the brand's retail expansion in Europe, including all phases of new stores' openings, working with the onsite team of managers, PR agencies, press agencies, and media representatives.
  • Planned and executed stores opening in London, Athens, and Madrid.
  • Targeted and evaluated marketing and product strategy solutions to increase brand visibility and revenue in the USA and abroad.
Focus areas: Finance, Expansion, Retail & Wholesale, Marketing, Strategy


2006 - 2008
Morgan Stanley
  • Structured, proposed, and executed deals for almost $1 billion.
  • Independently created and developed forecasting models for highly complex cash flows that utilized tax-exempt, taxable, and equity financing to achieve optimal bond structures that satisfied multiple financing constraints.
  • Performed quantitative analysis and completed multipart financings for a wide array of clients, such as the Texas Water Authorities, the city of Detroit, the city of Atlanta, the city of Newark, and Miami Dade County School District.
  • Modeled, structured, and executed project finance deals, which included taxable, tax-exempt, and equity financing for a number of corporate issuers in the country, using municipalities as conduits.
  • Provided clients with various financial products, including fixed and floating rate bonds, forward bonds, and derivatives such as interest rate swaps and option-based structures.
Focus areas: Fixed Income, Fixed Income Analysis, Bonds, Debt Financing, Equity, Financial Modeling, Fundraising, Fundraising Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Junior Associate

2004 - 2006
World Bank Group
  • Authored and evaluated quantitative and strategic reports and publications on firm-level productivity, innovation, and competitiveness in Russia and Eastern Europe.
  • Built quantitative models to analyze large databases and perform regression analyses.
  • Awarded bonus for excellence and innovation in research work.
Focus areas: Finance, Eastern Europe, Global Banking, Small Business Management
2002 - 2004

Master's Degree in Economics

Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1997 - 2002

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Economics

Bocconi University - Milan, Italy