Lux Scientiae®, Incorporated

Lux Scientiae means "The Light of Knowledge" in Latin.

Call us LuxSci for short, pronounced "lucks-sigh".


As an internet services company dedicated to protecting data and communications since 1999, LuxSci stands behind four core values:

  1. Smart. We proactively apply our knowledge and deep expertise to provide efficient and world-class technical support to ensure our customers are guided and well informed.
  2. Secure. We protect the security and privacy of our customer's data and their systems, taking a security first approach.
  3. Responsible. We sit at the forefront of the cyber security technology landscape and ensure our software and systems are continually updated. Our support structure is multi-level and meets a wide range of customer needs and budgets. Customers' privacy and security sit at the forefront of our operations.
  4. Trust. We sustain long-term partnerships with our customers and are committed to their success. We have earned a reputation of providing efficient, respectful, and world class quality products and support.

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 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, the exponential growth of electronic communications, and Covid. We have continued to grow and to prosper the entire time. We have excellent customer and employee retention and we love what we do."

For more information on what LuxSci can do for you, please peruse our LuxSci FYI Blog.

Why Choose LuxSci?

Join the LuxSci community and feel safe and secure knowing that you can rely on us when it comes to your communications. Customers choose LuxSci because:

  • We provide a unique combination of security, reliability, and flexibility so we can meet complex business needs.
  • We put security first, with services designed to lower the potential for human errors to cause security breaches.
  • We are made in the USA, time-tested, and invested in their long-term satisfaction.
  • Our US-based tech support is lauded for its responsiveness and technical acumen.


With LuxSci on your side, you can feel secure that you have made the right choice and that we have your back.

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.

Environmental, Social, and Governance

LuxSci holds itself to a high standard regarding its impact on environmental, social, and governance issues. We recognize the impact that we can make and stress the importance of participation with our team.

As a fully remote technology organization, LuxSci's environmental footprint is quite small.

LuxSci has partnered with Oracle Cloud to provide our data center capabilities. Year after year, Oracle has demonstrated a very strong commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and has set aggressive targets for 2025. More information is available here.

Through our "LuxSci Gives Back" program, our team members are encouraged to participate in community events of their choice such as clothing drives, park/beach cleanups, etc. Additionally, team members may leverage this program to volunteer with social groups to provide mentorship to youth or volunteer at food pantries.

At the heart of LuxSci, we enable organizations to communicate securely in high volumes, protecting email and websites from attackers. We take a strong stance on data protection and privacy with the end goal of improving peoples' ways of life. This at its core is a social issue.

Executive Leadership

Mark Leonard

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of experience across multiple SaaS disciplines, Mark's unique and broad range of executive experience spans sales and revenue operations, customer success, and marketing. In a career defined by building close relationships with customers, Mark truly understands the role of being a trusted advisor with an unwavering commitment to customer success.

Prior to joining LuxSci, Mark worked at behavioral AI provider Cogito, serving as Executive Vice President of Customer Success where he built and expanded the function into a world class organization, before being promoted to Chief Revenue Officer, leading the global sales team and achieving double-digit YoY growth in a highly competitive emerging market.

Prior to this, Mark served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Customer Success & Growth at conversational AI provider Interactions. Mark's experience also includes executive leadership positions at Enservio, Innovation Group, Digitas and Bertelsmann. Mark has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business from Trinity College Dublin, and a Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property Law from Queen's University Belfast.

Mark on LinkedIn.

Erik Kangas, PhD

Chief Technical Officer & Founder

With 30 years engaged in to both academic research and software architecture, Erik Kangas fused the two strains of his analytical background in 1999 while founding LuxSci, which provides elegant, efficient, and robust solutions for scalable secure email and Web hosting services. Being chief architect and developer, Erik has "grown" LuxSci to become a well-respected name in the fields of online security and HIPAA compliance. In fact, Erik displayed his penchant for computers from boyhood in Cleveland Ohio, where he began to teach himself the programming languages Basic and Pascal in 5th grade, moving on to Assembly language as a teenager, and then winning first place at the Ohio high school state science fair for authoring a novel programming language.

With undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Case Western Reserve University, Erik was one of the youngest students to be admitted, 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. Then, 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 dynamics simulations.

An international lecturer on messaging security, Erik also advises and consults on email best practices, secure web site architectures, and HIPAA compliance. As CTO of LuxSci, Erik is personally incorporating cutting edge technologies, such as Machine Learning and AI Ops, into the LuxSci ecosystem.

When he does take time away from LuxSci, Erik studies advanced computer science and data analytics techniques, enjoys science fiction and philosophy, and participates in endurance sports. Erik has completed one full Ironman triathlon, four Half Ironman triathlons, numerous marathons, and many long-distance open water swimming competitions.

Erik on LinkedIn.

Jeanne Fama, MBA, PhD

Senior Strategic Advisor

Jeanne joined LuxSci in 2015, bringing 30 years of knowledge derived from her diverse background in psychology, healthcare, analytics, academic research, and management.

Early in her career, Jeanne received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University. Following this, Jeanne joined the Faculty of Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, where she conducted research and provided clinical care and supervision for over a decade. Motivated by a desire to increase the reach of her impact in the larger healthcare system, Jeanne then completed her MBA at MIT's Sloan School of Business, where she later joined the Faculty in Work and Organizational Studies.

As Senior Strategic Advisor of LuxSci, Jeanne brings a unique perspective that serves LuxSci's clients well. Jeanne's first-hand experience as a healthcare provider in large metro hospitals and rural regional health centers helps to sharpen our understanding of our clients' current and anticipated needs. Her ability to "see the big picture," helps evolve corporate strategy and optimize business operations, especially through data analytic techniques.

Jeanne on LinkedIn.

Thomas Deeb

Chief Engagement Officer

Tom has experience leading large, diverse teams from global technology to direct-to-consumer retail across multiple customer functions. Before joining LuxSci, Tom managed teams in Customer Success, Customer Operations, Managed Services and Retail Management roles. In these positions, he built strong relationships, developed global teams, built out strategic business initiatives and refined business processes to deliver superior customer experiences. Tom's past experiences afford him a unique perspective that combines customer-centric, data-driven operations with thoughtful team and business enablement.

Tom has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Tom on LinkedIn.

Pete Wermter

Head of Marketing

As a marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software marketing, Pete's career includes a mix of corporate and field marketing roles, stretching from Silicon Valley to the EMEA and APAC regions. Pete's experience spans the full spectrum of marketing, including GTM strategy, growth marketing, product marketing, messaging & positioning, content, corporate communications, PR/AR, field & partner marketing, and events.

Pete has worked with market-leading SaaS brands, including cloud contact center leader Genesys and data protection provider Acronis, and start-ups and scale-ups in the generative and conversational AI, automation, cyber protection and security markets. Prior to LuxSci, Pete served as Head of Marketing for where built an enterprise B2B marketing function and infrastructure from the ground-up, supporting the company's strategy to expand to the enterprise market.

Pete has a Bachelor's egree in Marketing and Communications from the University of Connecticut.

Pete on LinkedIn.

LuxSci has been a pleasure to work with. The level of support we've received from them has been top-notch. From the smallest user issue to complex custom work, LuxSci has delivered service far above what I expected. Best of all, uptime with LuxSci has been 100%."

David Cayem . DelphiForums