Lux Scientiae®, Incorporated

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

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

Values

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.

Mission

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

Erik Kangas, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

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 acting 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

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer

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 COO and CSO 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.

Heather Clark

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Heather is a tenured executive with over 24 years of experience in the healthcare IT space. Prior to joining LuxSci, Heather has served in a variety of roles including technical consulting, enterprise sales and sales operations, general operations, and partner management. Through each of her roles, one thing was a constant success factor — Forming solid, trusting, and strategic relationships with people to find win-wins for all involved. Having spent time focused on the entire healthcare continuum, ambulatory to acute to post-acute, Heather offers broad insights into engaging with payers, providers, patients, and the many third parties contributing to the healthcare ecosystem.

Heather has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration of MIS from Creighton University and an MBA from Rockhurst University.

Heather 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