From humble beginnings in his basement in 1998, Jeffrey Lambert has built Lambert, Edwards & Associates to a top five Midwest-based firm with 100-plus clients across 20 states and five countries. In 2005, Lambert bought out cofounder Brian Edwards and assumed sole leadership. Since its inception, the firm has posted 11 consecutive years of record sales and earnings. Its 2009 billings were $5.7 million. Lambert has also helped expand the agency's capabilities, adding environmental/sustainability and brand communications specialties. His entrepreneurial spirit runs in tandem with his commitment to community involvement and he mandates pro-bono work to all of his staff.