LkM Solutions was founded by Michelle Klassen Merrigan in 2015. For four years, she acted as the company’s guide, face, and greatest advocate. When Michelle involved herself in the private equity world—and later the US Department of Defense and international relations—she modified her signature to “MK.” That change helped to get rid of any unhelpful gender-based biases that she encountered in the industry.
When LkM’s marketing partner interviewed members of our community, they learned that people confused LkM and MK on a regular basis. Because of this, we worked with our marketing partner to integrate MK into our brand.
But this was never a story about Michelle. This was, and is, about the ecosystem our company built. We knew our name needed a meaning that went beyond the story of one person.