Lisa Kent, 1-MBA Executive Advisor

Lisa Kent is the President of The Luminations Group, an innovation and strategy firm with clients across a range of categories from large consumer brands like Aveeno® or Advil® to entrepreneurial software and biotech companies.  Her team has provided brand-building solutions for companies such as:  Merck, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic, Coty, Amazon, Cadbury and Panasonic. 

Before founding Luminations, Lisa was the CEO of, a nationwide online supermarket.  Prior to netgrocer, Lisa led new products and e-ventures for the worldwide Baby and Kids franchise of Johnson & Johnson where she also drove growth on diverse brands in the women's health, skin care, and personal care categories.  Lisa held marketing and sales positions at Procter & Gamble and Nestle prior to her 10 years at Johnson & Johnson.

Lisa is a noted industry expert on trends related to marketing to mothers and prime women (that is women 40+) and has won numerous awards for her business and philanthropic leadership efforts, including: a recent ranking in Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 fastest-growing privately held American companies and the New Jersey Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Award.  Luminations was designated as a Top  Place to Work – recognizing a culture of reward, intellectual challenge, and flexibility. 

Lisa loves to teach.  She trains marketers and managers across the globe in insights generation, concept writing and business model development.  She teaches Integrated Marketing and Digital Communications at New York University and most recently taught a series of seminars to young entrepreneurs at Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship.  Her 2016 book, Millennium Marketing, was an Amazon best seller in the global marketing and sales category and her 2017 book, Inspiring Innovation, has already helped numerous businesses rethink their challenges.  She has a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management where she specialized in Marketing and Organizational Behavior.  She volunteers in her community as an Emergency Medical Technician and is a mom of three.