Lauren Maillian is a former model turned serial entrepreneur she is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and advisory company, is a Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, and early stage venture firm focused on investments in a mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies and is the author of the instant bestselling business memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To The Top ON Your Own Terms. Most recently, Lauren has brought her trademark personality and passion for entrepreneurship to television as co-star of the new startup focused television docu-series, Quit Your Day Job, on Oxygen (NBCU).
At age 19, Lauren cofounded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.
Lauren’s passionate about marrying marketing, branding, strategy and technology. She is known to spearhead the development of communication concepts to help others build, inspire, engage and connect. Lauren is a marketer ant heart, who loves to build brands and devise business development strategies with a concentration on creation and implementation of innovative yet strategic plans that build brand identity and increase revenue. She is a detail-oriented strategist with a deep understanding of business operations. Lauren has a global perspective and a fresh, yet entrepreneurial, approach to implementation. She is excited by innovation and unique concepts, and has been known to seize rare opportunities and turn them into iconic experiences.
Lauren's work has been featured in national media outlets including Forbes, American Express OPEN Forum, Interactive ONE, Sirius XM Radio, 1010 WIN's, HuffPost LIVE, AOL Build, Inc. Magazine, Mashable, UPTOWN Magazine, Jet Magazine, CNBC's Nightly Business Report, MSNBC, FOX 5, CBS New York, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise. In 2011 she was recognize at he White House by Kauffman Foundation as an Empact100 Award honoree which lists the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 and in 2013, Essence Magazine named Lauren a "Shot Caller" to watch in business. In 2014, the New York Urban League's Young Professionals awarded Lauren the honor of Philanthropist of the Year for her charitable involvement and dedication to giving back, in 2015 Kia Motors and UPTOWN Magazine awarded Lauren for being Inspirationally Crafted for her leadership and fearless entrepreneurial journey and in 2015, SmartCEO Magazine In 2016, Walker’s Legacy named Lauren to their WL50Power List that honors women making strides in the business and philanthropic community.
Lauren is very involved in various philanthropic organizations that affect youth, poverty, education, and the arts. She serves as on the Advisory Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative (MADI) Committee, as Vice Chair of the Apollo Theater Foundation Young Patrons Steering Committee, The New York Member of Urban League's Development Committee, is the founding member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and Lifetime Member of the Children’s Aid Society. Lauren has a Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a single mom and currently resides in Manhattan, NewYork with her two children, Jayden and Chloe.