As an internet services company dedicated to protecting data and communications, Lux Scientiae ("Call us LuxSci for short!") upholds five core values:
LuxSci is the brainchild of Erik Kangas, whose fascination with designing high-quality, detail-oriented web-based infrastructures led to the start up of his company in 1999. Erik chose the unusual name LuxSci, derived from the Latin "light of knowledge," to encapsulate his view of the importance of developing services that bring great clarity to resolving electronic communications problems, whether they relate to a Healthcare practice that must abide by governmental requirements, to a small business that wishes to design an email marketing campaign, or to a large corporate entity seeking to bolster its security profile. LuxSci supports its customers with the most innovative products and services throughout the process.
As Erik himself says, "LuxSci has been tested through the boom and bust of internet companies, several recessions, and the exponential growth of electronic communications. We have continued to grow and to prosper the entire time. We're small, nimble, and not beholden to the whims of investors. We have excellent employee retention and we love what we do."
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LuxSci is a smart, agile, and responsive company focused on sustaining long-term customer relationships and providing premium services.
LuxSci strives to consistently provide extremely high quality, reliable, and secure services coupled with timely and expert customer support.
With more than 20 years engaged in to both academic research and software architecture, Erik Kangas brought the two strains of his analytical background together in 1999 as the founder of LuxSci, which provides elegant, efficient, and robust solutions for scalable email and Web hosting services, with a primary focus on the Healthcare industry. Being chief architect and developer, Erik has "grown" LuxSci to become a well-respected name in the field of online security. In fact, Erik displayed his penchant for computers as a boy in Cleveland Ohio, where he began to teach himself programming languages Basic and Pascal in 5th grade, and moved on to Assembly language as a teenager. While still in high school, Erik won first place at the Ohio state science fair, for authoring a new programming language.
With undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 1995, Erik was one of the youngest students to be admitted (in 1993), as a full collaborator in a large-scale high-energy physics experiment. Five years later he earned his doctoral degree in computational biophysics from MIT. At Akamai Technologies, Erik made significant contributions to architecting, developing, and maintaining various Web-based applications and services. As a visiting professor of physics at MIT, he collaborated on molecular dynamic simulations. In addition to his leadership of LuxSci, Erik is now technical adviser to the board of directors at Mediprocity, which specializes in mobile-centric, secure messaging. He advises the board and C-level management on issues related to architecture, security, HIPAA, and software optimization.
An international lecturer on messaging security, Erik also consults on email best practices, secure Web site architectures, and HIPAA compliance. Erik continues to advance the mission of LuxSci: to ensure that sensitive individual information online remains secure and private. When he does take time away from LuxSci, Erik participates in endurance sports and has completed one full Ironman triathlon, four Half Ironman triathlons, and numerous marathons in the US.
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Jeanne Fama, Ph.D. brings 28 years of experience to LuxSci, contributing knowledge derived from her diverse background in psychology and management. Juxtaposed with the technical expertise of Erik Kangas, her insight into the health field from large metro hospitals to rural medical centers provides unique perspective which serves LuxSci's clients through product development, sales, and marketing strategies. As Executive Vice President, Jeanne excels at seeing the big picture, evolving corporate strategy, and optimizing business operations, especially though data analytic techniques.
Jeanne received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University in 2005 and her MBA (with an emphasis/certificate in Data Analytics) from MIT in 2019. She has also served on the Faculty of Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital since 2008.
Vice President of Sales
Keith is a established sales star and entrepeneur. He has started 5 separate businesses and worked at Yahoo! for 14 years; while there, Keith hired and coached hundreds of sellers who are now leaders at Verizon, Google, Amazon, Facebook and various VC-Backed start-ups. Keith was also recognized as one of the top 1% of Yahoo! sales talents multiple years in a row.
One of Keith's "super powers" is the ability to build and grow extremely successful sales teams—ones that outperform expectations. Here at LuxSci, he is leveraging that power, together with his ability to distill down the complex into the clear and understandbale, to help drive our growth.
Director of Customer Support
With extensive experience in IT technical support, quality assurance testing, and management, Mike joined LuxSci in 2009. He has brilliantly and persistently worked his way up from Support Technician to Support Manager. Mike keeps the well-oiled LuxSci support engine turning, makes sure that our customers are happy, and helps the team constantly learn and improve.
Director of Marketing
Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science from Boston University and 19 years of experience in digital marketing. Much of this time was in senior positions at Yahoo!, where Jason managed teams of people that have run advertising campaigns across the internet for companies large and small.
An extremely smart and thoughtful leader, Jason has a strategic mind set and is taking advantage of his vast experience to extend awarness of LuxSci's great value to a much wider audience.
Director of Finance
With a bachelor's degree in Accounting coupled with extensive experience in the banking industry as well as in auditing and tax law, Amy joined LuxSci in 2008 to manage both Accounting and Human Resources. LuxSci has come a long way since 2008 and Amy has been a key player: impeccably trustworthy, appropriately security conscious, in touch with the bigger financial picture, and kind and empathetic to our customers' concerns. Customers who work with Amy on billing matters can relax knowing that everything will be taken care of properly and fairly.
Senior Technical Sales Engineer
Zach has been an indispensable member of LuxSci since he joined our team in 2009. Having started in customer support and worked his way up into sales and product development, Zach has extensive experience with every aspect of LuxSci and every corner of our varied product offerings. He is the consummate technical sales guru; he can help you find a custom solution to your specific business needs, no matter how complex or unique they may be.
Senior Sales Executive
Krista has been part of the LuxSci family since 2017. She comes with an extensive background in technology in helping medium and large enterprises find optimal solutions to complex business requirements. Krista is a ball of energy—energy fueling her ability to make things happen.