Founder @ Asurvest, Inc. & Purpose Driven Philanthropist. Inspirer of non-linear thinking & collective impact to solve difficult problems. Former big firm attorney, so always marrying the creative with the practical.
I've known Luke since our law school days at Syracuse. While in law school, Luke proved to be an innovative thinker and leader. I've recently had the opportunity to learn more about his ventures including Asurvest and must admit that he continues to provide a creative flare with everything he does. Such creativity will lead to both his and his clients long-term success.
I have worked with thousands of people over my 20 year professional career and Luke is probably one of the smartest people I have run across. His explanation of things are always very cogent.
Luke strategic approach for National Athletic Consultant provided as with an edge in innovation, productivity, and customer satisfaction in a industry which is seldom seen.
Kino Glover, ceo
Luke has incredible poise, knowledge, and natural leadership. This matches his entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none, where day to day activities become ways to do things better, quicker, and more cost effectively but always measured by the stick of ‘value added’. He also has incredible communication skills, both speaking and writing, and, even more, the innate ability to listen. He fosters an environment of open communication and creative ideas and has proven that it is possible to both lead and be lead by his team
Luke and I were in the same MBA cohort at Babson. He came across as an intelligent, insightful individual with a strong penchant for his field of work in private equity. We had the opportunity to work together on a merger and acquisition class for small and mid size companies taught by a professor who had in the past been extensively associated with investment banking. Luke’s insight in this class and to his groupmates like me was tremendous. He not only understood the concepts but his articulation of the same to others made it clear in my mind that he was well trained in the areas that included multiple valuations, financing, deal structure, formulating earnouts and covenants and drafting of LOI to the seller. The pragmatic approach in the formulation of operational strategies for small businesses that he brought to the table in this class from his extensive experience in private equity business enabled others to understand the dynamics involved in structuring an M&A deal. This class structure that included competing against other groups for deals brought Luke’s competitive spirit to the front and as a group, we were very successful.
I had the pleasure of working with Luke on an acquisition opportunity. I found him professional, intelligent and a creative thinker. I would gladly partner with Luke on opportunities that present themselves in the future.
I had the privilege of referring business and working with Luke. He is a consumate professional who is dedicated to his craft. His interractions with my clients were both professional and efficient. My clients were a all pleased with his work, guidance and happy with the outcomes. I will continue to work with Luke whenever possible and would recommend him to anyone.
I first met Luke at Chicago's Midway airport in the Spring of 2007. Since that time, we have stayed in touch and reported on what each other are accomplishing in our professional lives. Luke and I have intentions to team together on a project or company in the future, but are both waiting patiently for the right opportunity.
I have followed Luke's business deals since DealMetrics and continue to promote him as a great business mind to my colleagues and friends interested in Private Equity ("PE"). Luke is extremely diligent and aggressive when spotting potential deals. I have learned so much from his expertise in PE and am thankful to know an outstanding community member like Luke.
If you are reading this recommendation and conducting due diligence on Luke or any of his companies, know this ..... Luke is for REAL. He is in PE to make money and provide the best for his family. I recommend teaming with Luke rather than competing against him. He is a fantastic team player!
Very Truly Yours,
When I think of Luke, charming and gregarious immediately come to mind. He is a family man who takes pride in anything he does. Whenever I see "Cooper" on my phone screen it makes me smile!
Luke is a very intelligent individual. I reviewed deal financing with Luke, and he was very creative with his approach. He is a financing source that I will use for future deals.
Luke and I served together on the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) board for many years. He is professional, diligent, and consistently provided thoughtful and valuable insight during board meetings. Luke is responsive and always had creative suggestions for how to deal with board challenges/issues. He is detail oriented, hard working, and he can get along with anyone. He was an asset to MVLS and will be successful in any task that he approaches.