A leader on New York City’s national and international business scene in the mid-eighties, John Lakian has served on the board of a number of successful American businesses and has gone on to serve on the board of several others. After serving on the boards of The Molloy Group, Standard Life of Indiana, Mr. Coffee, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Peoples Department Stores, Merchants Capital, Apparel Marketing Corporation and the First Nations Ethanol Development Corporation, John Lakian went on to found the Fellow of the Biotechnology Study Center at New York Universities, School of Medicine. Later, in 1994 Lakian eventually placed himself in bid for a place in Massachusetts State’s United States Senate seat, but was overcome by Mitt Romney.
John Lakian | Personal Life
After attending Boston University for his undergraduate studies, John Lakian Enlisted and served as a lieutenant in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. While serving in the Army, Lakian was awarded two Bronze Stars, one for Valor, for serving bravely during combat operations, and continues to bring decades of leadership and courage to any company or cause in which he focuses his attention today.
John Lakian | The Businessman
Earlier, in 1986, Lakian had taken the time to launch McKinley a national brokerage firm that provided investment, as well as banking services to a number of notable and high-profile Wall Street Firms including Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch, Solomon Smith Barney and Deutsche Bank. Afterwards, in 1994, Lakian ended up planning the creation of, and eventually personally founding New England Dental, a high end dental practice holding company that operated solely in the North East Region of the United States.
More recently, Lakian has seen continued success as the founder and current Board Chairman of Fort Hill Group Inc., and also was the CEO of Living Independently Group, a Boston based company that designs behavioral monitoring devices that are dedicated to helping assist seniors and a number of other at-risk individuals live their lives with greater safety practices. The behavioral monitoring devices of Living Independently Group have now gone on to help to save approximately one human life every 11 seconds.
John Lakian Politician in Action
It was obvious that in 1982, John Lakian was the Republican Party’s favorite while seeking his nomination for Massachusetts State Governor, resulting in his winning the nomination by a landslide. However, although Lakian was the favorite within his party, he was overcome by the Democratic Nominee. After a brief hiatus from politics until 1994, Lakian returned once again to run against Mitt Romney for the Republican Party’s nomination for New York State Senate, but was overcome by the political stronghold of the Romney family name.