Areas of Focus
Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Manager of Managers, Outsourced Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Lucas has more than 26 years of investment management sales experience, encompassing all asset classes prior to joining NexTier. In addition, Mr. Lucas most recently served as a Delegated Regional Sales Director for the Pension Outsourcing Practice (or OCIO (outsourced chief investment officer) practice) for Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, Inc. (Aon Hewitt), an Aon plc company. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt in 2011, Mr. Lucas was a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Leading Edge Investment Advisors (Leading Edge), LLC, an emerging manager of manager focused on providing equity and alternative investment strategies to institutional investors.
Prior to joining Leading Edge in 2005, Mr. Lucas was a Vice President of Sales at Northern Trust Global Investments, a division of The Northern Trust Company (Northern Trust). Before working at Northern Trust, Mr. Lucas served as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sales for Tekchand LLC (Tekchand), a Chicago based financial software firm. Prior to working at Tekchand, LLC, Mr. Lucas held senior business development roles at Trias Capital Management, Inc., Wedgewood Capital Management, Inc., Mellon Bank and Mellon Securities Limited.
Mr. Lucas received a BS degree in economics from Cornell University.