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Jay Lucas serves as Chairman and Managing Partner of The Lucas Group, a strategy consulting firm that he founded in 1991, focused on the specialized needs of private equity investors and their portfolio companies. Previously, Jay served as Vice President and Partner of Bain & Company. In addition, Jay is the founder and currently serves as Managing Partner of LB Equity, a fund that invests in small growing brands in the beauty sector. LB Equity currently has investments in nine portfolio brands sourced from around the world and marketed in major retail channels throughout the United States. He is a strong supporter of our veterans, leading the effort in New Hampshire for ‘Children of the Fallen Patriots’ – an organization devoted to making sure that every child who loses a parent in active military service can have their education paid for all the way through college or vocational school or whatever will be most helpful to that child. Thus far, Fallen Patriots has helped more than 950 surviving military children pay for their education. In addition, Jay is the founder of the Newport Sunshine Initiative, an effort to revitalize the town of Newport, New Hampshire, where he grew up. It’s an exciting, positive effort that has garnered widespread grassroots support throughout the community and is on the way to making Newport and the surrounding area a shining example of success and growth. In addition to his business activities, Jay has been actively involved in politics and government, serving two terms as NH House of Representatives as well as a run for Governor, winning the Republican primary, subsequently losing to the then incumbent Governor. Jay earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, a Law degree from Harvard Law School, and a BA from Yale University. He attended Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar where he studied International Relations and Military History. Karen Ballou Lucas is the founder of Immunocologie. The Immunocologie story began following Karen’s falling sick with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. With over 30 years of experience in the skincare industry, Karen grew concerned that the products she was using as a part of her skincare regimen were not supporting her health as she underwent treatment for cancer. Compelled to positively change the relationship between her skin, its health, and her skincare regimen, the Immunocologie philosophy and product line were created to give both men and women an effective, natural and luxurious skincare treatment that is beneficial to their skin – but without causing harm to their mind or body.
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