Prior to joining TMV, Lucas served as Fund Manager for The Ujima Fund, a Boston-based firm providing small-business loans. At Ujima, Lucas helped to raise $5M for the fund and underwrite its initial investments. Before joining Ujima, Lucas earned his MBA from Georgetown University. While in school, he founded The Sankofa Group, a consulting firm whose clients included fintech Unicorn Stripe, as well as SPARCC, a coalition of lenders and investors. Also while in school, Lucas co-founded The New Majority, an impact-focused media company.
Given his exposure across industries both as a lender and investor, Lucas is a trusted advisor with a talent for strategic, operational decision-making and a frequent guest speaker on impact investing for racial equity and environmental justice; he has lectured at SOCAP, Harvard University and MIT, among many other universities and conferences.
Lucas is an arts lover, avid chef, and thrives on spending time outdoors.