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Lew Frankfort

Founder, Benvolio Group


Lew Frankfort is the founder of Benvolio Group, the investment arm of the Frankfort family which focuses on direct investing in early stage disruptive consumer-facing concepts. Lew serves as the Executive Chairman of Flywheel Sports, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of WeWork. In addition, Lew holds the title of Chairman Emeritus of Coach, Inc., the premier, global American accessories brand, having recently retired from the company as Executive Chairman after 35 years. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Lew transformed Coach from a cottage-industry manufacturer of leather goods into a leading global, modern luxury accessories brand. Prior to joining Coach, Lew held various management roles in New York City government, culminating in the position of Commissioner of New York City’s Head Start and Day Care Programs. He holds a BA degree from Hunter College and an MBA from Columbia University.He is also affiliated with a number of not-for-profit organizations.



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