Lucas currently serves as an Associate where he is responsible for conducting financial and operational analysis, developing key performance indicators, supporting value creation initiatives, constructing 13-week cash flows, analyzing working capital assessments and assisting in the overall implementation of value maximization strategies

Prior to joining Portage Point, Lucas was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Debt Advisory and Restructuring Group at Jefferies where he advised clients on distressed mergers and acquisitions, complex recapitalizations and Chapter 11 transactions. While at Jefferies, Lucas covered a wide variety of sectors including paper and packaging, maritime shipping and real estate, gaming and lodging

Prior engagements include a Section 363 sale of the largest U.S. recycled polyethylene terephthalate (“rPET”) plastic company, a targeted acquisition of a distressed publicly traded maritime shipping company and rescue financing of a private industrial distribution company. He also represented the Unsecured Creditors Committee of multiple publicly traded companies

Lucas graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and was a member of the Business Honors Program. Lucas holds his Series 63 and 79