About Us

Jon Bassford, JD, MBA, CAE

Jon Bassford is a visionary entrepreneur and operations professional who thrives on creating and driving change. As the Founder and CEO of Lateral Solutions, a firm specializing in recruiting, coaching and managing internal operations for startups,small businesses, and nonprofits, Jon has established himself as a leader in his field.
Jon also has a history of Director and VP level roles. With a passion for innovation and a relentless pursuit of success, he has built a reputation for delivering exceptional results and transforming organizations.
Jon has vast experience working as an outsourced COO for clients handling both tactical and strategic guidance for growing startups, small businesses, and nonprofits.
Jon has vast experience working as an outsourced COO for clients handling both tactical and strategic guidance for growing startups, small businesses, and nonprofits.

Testimonials

"When I started in my role at a fast-paced start-up, my job quickly morphed to include a variety of operations functions- and I needed an expert. Jon's partnership with our company was invaluable. From HR policy to accounting process and legal minutiae, Jon is a jack-of-all-trades, and master of many! I'm forever grateful for the dozens of times he quickly responded to my incessant cry: "Help!" Jon is the guy everyone wishes they could find when they start their business. I love that he has the response time of a falcon- less time spent waiting and less anxiety across the organization is worth more than any bottom line could ever measure." – -
Eric P, Performance Director
EdTech Platform
“I have been working with Jon Bassford now for over five years. Jon was instrumental in getting our organization off the ground and helped establish a solid foundation to enable our organization to grow to where we are today. He has done a terrific job managing the HR components of our org (payroll, PEO management, admin) and the accounting and finance components as well. Jon is a great communicator, stays on task, is self-motivated, and is driven to succeed in order to help his clients thrive and find success. He is very reliable, and I would recommend him to help support your company's needs.”
Rob, Executive Director
Trade Association and Consulting Firm
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