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The Lucas Group Management Committee is the firm’s governing body that ensures delivery quality, client responsiveness, and talent management.

Jay Lucas

Founder & Chairman

“I began my career in private equity consulting 30 years ago. First, as a Partner at Bain, then founding The Lucas Group.

Working with some of the top firms in the industry, I always thought there was a better way – a more effective model for delivering quality analysis – with precision and insight – but with a radically improved ‘value proposition.’

I am proud to say, that we have arrived. We’ve created a fresh new model, offering our clients an unparalleled level of quality and a value proposition that is in a class of its own. We are setting a new standard – in an old industry – changing how the game is played, and how results are delivered.”

Jay Lucas,
Founder & Chairman

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Greg Calaman

Co-Managing Partner

Greg Calaman is a Managing Partner of The Lucas Group and is a leader in the firm’s Private Equity practice. Greg brings 360-degree insight cultivated through roles in management consulting, board-level strategy, and general management in companies ranging from the Fortune 50 to venture-backed start-ups. His reputation as a trusted advisor crosses many industries with especially deep perspective in the healthcare, technology, and finance sectors.

Prior to TLG, Greg served as Head of North America for VC-backed, Nobel Laureate-founded software company Definiens AG where he drove sales, set strategy, and built a winning culture. At Pfizer, he reported to the C-level and led deployment of $200M in investment capital against high-ROI, internal IT opportunities, contributing to a near $1B rise in EBITDA.

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Harry Gray

Co-Managing Partner

Harry Gray is a Managing Partner of The Lucas Group. Harry has a strong track record of driving growth and increasing profits. His general management roles have been broad—from multi-billion dollar P&L leadership roles, including Chief Transformation Officer and ELT member of a Fortune 100 company, to C-level roles at both venture-backed growth companies and middle market portfolio companies of leading investment groups. In several instances, he has been appointed CRO. He has also been a corporate finance, private equity, and M&A professional at top global firms.

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Christopher Sekula

Senior Partner

Christopher Sekula is a Senior Partner of The Lucas Group—a Bain & Company spinoff focused on the needs of private equity investors and corporate clients. For 25 years, The Lucas Group has completed more than 700 due diligence, growth strategy, and performance improvement assignments.

Chris is a leader in the firm’s Private Equity practice. He has advised numerous investors on business due diligence and has led a variety of growth and operational improvement initiatives in portfolio companies. Chris also specializes in designing and implementing programs to enhance client companies’ operating performance and profitability and in conducting acquisition due diligence reviews.

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Andrew Johnston

Partner

Andrew Johnston is a Partner at The Lucas Group with a background in investment banking and consulting and has worked on a broad array of consulting projects for clients in the manufacturing, hospitality, retail, distribution and industrial sectors. Andrew oversees the operational and organizational aspects of the Lucas Group’s activities and manages the oversight of the support teams on engagements.

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Frank Iannelli

Senior Partner

Frank Iannelli is a Senior Partner of the The Lucas Group—a spin off from Bain & Company that has completed more than 700 due diligence, growth strategy, and performance improvement assignments. For more than 25 years, Frank has advised and led companies on operational, financial and strategic issues, including raising capital, enterprise sales, and corporate turnarounds.

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David Poirier

Partner and Strategic Affiliate

A Senior Executive and Accomplished Leader who creates and executes operational strategies, business transformation and process improvements that positively impact the organization. A dynamic and visionary leader with the ability to create and translate strategic roadmaps into actionable goals that influence organizations. Brings the required balance between improved business processes and building human alignment to effectively create change. Thrives in running global multiple divisions in complex and ever-changing business environments, effecting positive cultural shifts that impact bottom line performance.

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David Rader

Principal & Head of Staffing

David Rader is a Principal at The Lucas Group in the firm’s Private Equity practice. He has advised numerous investors on due diligence and has been involved with a variety of growth and operational improvement initiatives in portfolio companies. Prior to joining the Lucas Group, David served as a consultant for Bain & Company, a leading international strategy consulting firm.

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Experts-In-Residence Program

We are proud of our amazing team of Special Advisors and Experts-In- Residence that provides cutting-edge knowledge of more than 50 industry sectors and essential functional areas. Below are selected profiles of a few of these experts.

 

Tom Fricke

Tom Fricke is an Expert-In-Residence and Special Advisor for The Lucas Group—a spin off from Bain & Company that has completed more than 700 due diligence, growth strategy, and performance improvement assignments.Tom is an experienced Turnaround/Transformational CEO with over 25 years of experience leading companies that have ranged from $50M to multi-billion dollar enterprises in consumer products, retail and restaurant industries and in the United States, Puerto Rico and Australia.

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Dick Lindenmuth

Dick Lindenmuth is an Expert-In-Residence at The Lucas Group. Dick has been a corporate performance advisor and Chief Executive Officer in a number of industries, with business models ranging from high-technology and services to heavy- and basic-industries. He has more than 30 years general management experience in domestic and international operations, and he is noted for his comprehensive execution skills in both high-growth and distressed environments.

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John Lennon

John Lennon is an Expert-In-Residence for The Lucas Group. John has over 25 years’ experience in the international beverage industry. He is currently President and CEO of C. Mondavi & Family—founded in 1861, is one of the most successful wine brands in America.

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David Proctor

David Proctor is an Expert-In-Residence and Operating Advisor for The Lucas Group. David has President and global executive management experience at three Fortune 500 companies, where he led multi-sector logistics, transport and supply chain services businesses in North America, Asia and Europe. David was also CEO of a venture-backed growth company and Operating Advisor to two private equity firms.

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The Lucas Group is a proud partner of the The Poirier Group, an industry leader in cross-functional performance improvement, specializing in resolving both short-term issues and re-establishing long-term strategic direction. Moreover, The Poirier Group assists organizations in adapting to market conditions by bringing focused execution to functional initiatives that accelerate results.
 
 

Our Promise To Our Clients

Projects Led by Senior Partners

Projects led by Senior Partners who oversee our ‘tailored teams’ of principals, consultants, managers, and analysts

Deploying Engagement Managers

Deploy engagement managers who were trained by top tier firms such as Bain, McKinsey and BCG

Supported by Analytic Teams

Analytic support by top graduates of such elite schools as Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, US Service Academies, and Harvard Business School, among others

Leveraged by Experts

Industry expertise through our Expert-In- Residence bench and the proprietary network and access to approximately 800 experts


 

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