Deborah Schwarz founded LAC Group in 1986 as a boutique firm specializing in the placement and management of law librarians and law firm libraries. Under her leadership, the organization has evolved into an international corporation with offices in North America and the United Kingdom, becoming the LAC Group in 2009.
Today LAC Group is a leading provider of mission-critical outsourced library, information, and knowledge management services, and a pioneer of outsourced library, information, and knowledge management services to blue-chip customers including corporations, government agencies, law firms, financial institutions, and universities.
In 2015, LAC received an investment from TZP Growth Partners I, L.P. (“TZP Growth”), a private equity fund focused on investments in growing business and consumer services companies and part of the TZP Group family of funds. LAC provides three core, integrated service offerings – Managed Services, Spend Management, and Media Asset Curation and Storage.
As a “roll up your shirtsleeves” CEO, Ms. Schwarz routinely works alongside her project managers and staff, inspiring her team to pursue innovation and excellence in all projects and assignments. She is particularly interested in helping organizations focus on strategic and pragmatic solutions for managing information, research and assets.
Long a passionate proponent of utilizing information professionals in non-traditional projects and careers, Ms. Schwarz speaks and writes frequently on outsourcing and professional development.
Ms. Schwarz received her BA from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in library & information science from the University of Toronto. She is an active member of numerous professional associations focused on information sciences and digital asset management, and serves on the advisory boards of emerging companies bringing information management products to market.