Ashley Lightspeed Early Dreams to Rising Consultant

Early Years

Ashley Lightspeed’s father was an architect and he was a role model to Ashley. It was normal that Ashley would be influenced by her father’s example. Only one thing, Ashley’s father’s influence didn’t rub off or go away after she grew up since she still wanted to be like her father. Ashley Lightspeed was already imitating her father in so many ways even at a young age. She often sat with her father in their garage, where he would sketch ideas and she would observe her father build things. In other words, just as he built things, so she wanted to do the same. After some time it wasn’t only her father that was sketching and building, but Ashley was also building things as well; in short, Ashley Lightspeed learned to prototype from an early age by following her father’s example. To learn more about Ashley lightspeed view her Crunchbase profile

Educational Tracks

Ashley grew up and moved away to make her dreams come true of becoming an architect, but something changed within Ashley by the time she has left Duke University and started her studes in Copenhagen. After some time reflecting upon her career she stated to realize a growing desire to follow another more desirable career in business rather than architecure, which was her first passion. Ashley’s decision came out of her understanding she enjoyed more the art of business prototyping than architectural prototyping.

Consulting at Bain

It was the same skill, but for a different purpose; that is, for business rather than architecture. Ashley finished her studies at Copenhagen, but after she graduated, she wanted to kick off her career in a new journey, so she applied as a consultant and was hired at Bain. Bain has offices in North & South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as Asia and Australia. Bain works in multiple industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemicals, etc. Bain also has multiple consulting services: Advanced Analytics, Corporate Finance, Operations, Strategy, Sustainability, etc. Bain (1973) focused its mission to transform or redefine management consulting and they wanted to show results over charts and reporting. Ashley Lightsped spent several years consulting at Bain. Read: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/06/lightspeed-hires-5-new-partners-from-slack-twitter-and-more/

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