Mission Statement

The Lyghtning platform is thoughtfully designed for value to be realized on both sides of the contracting equation. Lyghtning utilizes datasets to match the most appropriate Independent Consultant to a specific project or role based on Client requirements and budget. Clients choose from the most qualified talent, without having to absorb a hefty margin. Independent Consultants maximize their earnings and gain experience delivering work for well-known global organizations.

Why Lyghtning Was Developed

Before 1995

Staffing, Resource Recruiting and Job Board/Ad Placement for permanent and contingent Independent Consultants have operated with little change over the last thirty years.

The linear fashion in which resources are found is flat and unenvolved. Specifically, in the current state, a hiring manager identifies a need. Next, an Account Manager and/or Recruiter (typically non-subject matter experts) sources the candidate. Thereafter, a generic description is placed on a Job Board or Classified Ad to query the public at large for resumes. As such, there are limited pre-qualification measures taken prior to the hiring manager reviewing candidates resulting a waste of time and money.

Further, the traditional staffing process results in unqualified resources moving through the hiring process without proper vetting. The process is difficult, expensive and often inaccurate.

As a full‐service offering, Lyghtning Solves the Problem. Matching is just the beginning of its capabilities. The platform has a back‐end system to digitally execute all project documentation (starting with the Statement of Work), track/invoice/pay on all hours worked and manage disputes to ensure quality. Finally, Lyghtning also implements a rating system, to keep both Independent Consultants and Clients accountable.

Michael Waitzman

Lyghtning Founder

Michael Waitzman is the Founder of Lyghtning.com, Certified SAP Consultant, Student and Entrepreneur with a balance of result orientation, leadership and strategic planning across enterprise functions. Prior to Lyghtning.com, Michael was a consultant for JPMorganChase and IBM.

Michael holds as a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa, a Master's in Business Administration from Lake Forest GSM and in 2017, is set to complete a Masters of Science from Northwestern University.

With Lyghtning, contract projects are staffed and executed in an efficient, cost effective and personalized fashion.

Lyghtning, where Consultants and Client Organizations connect.