Former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate John Lakian has founded several of his own successful business and has also served on the board of many other companies. Before narrowly missing his bid for the 1994 United States Senate, Lakian studied at Boston University and Enlisted as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served his country honorably in Vietnam, leading to his being awarded two Bronze Stars, one of which was awarded for Valor for his operations in combat.
John Lakian | Businessman
John Lakian founded and currently serves as an active chairman of the Fort Hill Group Inc., an investment banking and venture capital Company that mainly serves New York City, Lakian remains a powerful fixture in the US market. In the past, he made serious headway by helping to launch Mckinley and Allsop, a powerful Boston based brokerage firm that works to provide investment-banking services for the country’s elite. All-in-all, the financial companies that Lakian has helped to serve include Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Solomon Smith Barney.
More recently, in 2002, Lakian served as the CEO of Living Independently Group. Aimed specifically at developing monitoring systems designed to assist in the complete care of senior citizens, Living Independently Group became quickly established. After finally perfecting their craft, the monitoring systems of Living Independently Group help to save a human life every 11 seconds on average.
Afterwards, John Lakian went on to serve on the boards of some of America’s most established companies including Standard Life of Indiana, The Molloy Group, Sheffield Medical Technologies, First Nation Ethanol Development Corporation, Apparel Marketing Corporation, Peoples Department Stores, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Mr. Coffee and Merchants Capital.
John Lakian | Politician
John Lakian’s beginnings rested in politics, and in 1982 John Lakian ran for the Massachusetts Republican Party’s nomination for Governor. Though Lakian’s campaign was favored by the party enough to receive their official endorsement, he eventually succumbed in the primary. However, once in position to return to politics again in 1994, Lakian prepared this time to face Mitt Romney for the same years Republican Nomination for U.S. Senate. However, as the Romney’s family reputation as one of the country’s most prominent and wealthiest political families to date, Romney left with the title.