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Lucas Turner-Owens

Senior Advisor | he/him

Lucas Turner-Owens is a Senior Advisor in the Office of the President and the founder of The Sankofa Group (TSG), a consulting practice that he manages with several independent contractors, which counts among its clients a host of integrated capital funds: the fintech unicorn Stripe and the coalition of lenders and investors known as SPARCC. Lucas brings to TSG skills in fund management, impact investing, and strategic advisory work having worked as a consultant at Next Street and The Bridgespan Group prior to founding TSG. Most recently, Lucas was a Principal at the venture capital firm TMV where he led four of the firm’s investments in categories ranging from fintech to supply chain and sustainability. Prior to founding TSG, Lucas managed The Ujima Fund, an integrated capital fund based in Boston, where he helped to launch and raise the fund, as well as underwrite its initial investments.

Lucas received his BA from Wesleyan University and his MBA along with a Certificate of Sustainable Business from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

"I am proud to support the gap-filling and ecosystem enriching work that PL provides to the impact investing, activist, and economic development world."