John Frank Lusk
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
United States
I’m a serial entrepreneur with deep B2B and B2C experience in both entrepreneurial and large corporate environments. My passion is developing awesome omnichannel customer experiences, driving digital innovation and motivating and inspiring others to accomplish goals they never thought possible. I've founded 3 companies (2 funded, 1 bootstrapped), worked at numerous startups, spent time at both Microsoft and Ernst & Young and have had my own strategic consulting firm since 2009. In addition to helping my Lusk Group clients achieve their objectives, I currently serve as an operating partner for a middle market private equity firm and as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Kauffman Foundation. I've worn a number of different hats in my career. I’ve been a developer, product manager, salesman, spokesperson, operations manager, CEO, CMO and CRO. I’ve served as a company adviser and Board Director, both of which I find incredibly rewarding. I’m a published co-author. My book, The MouseDriver Chronicles: The True-Life Adventures of Two First-Time Entrepreneurs, documents the emotional rollercoaster that my co-founder and I experienced bringing a consumer product to market. The book is published in 5 languages and is required reading in over 200 universities around the world. I received an MIS degree from Southern Methodist University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from The Wharton School. I've also served on the United States Small Business Administration's National Advisory Council and spent three years playing Semi-Professional soccer.