Our Team

Mike
Luzio
FOUNDING PARTNER,
Managing Director

Mike is a self-made entrepreneur, self-proclaimed hustler, and former CEO who bootstrapped his first business, Industry Retail Group, in 2004 with just $15,000, and in 2016 sold the company for more than $50 million. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mike continues to service client businesses to deliver optimal performance via human capital consulting and strategic investment opportunities at the helm of The LVE Group. He is a Terp.

Chris
Ytuarte
FOUNDING PARTNER,
Creative Director

A graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Chris Ytuarte spent the first 15 years of his career as an editor in the B2B magazine industry. In 2008, he co-founded Bar Business Magazine, where he worked as editor-in-chief until 2016, departing in September of that year to form The LVE Group with Mike Luzio. He is a Terp.

Dan
Russo
CREATIVE Associate

As the representative millennial of The LVE Group, Dan helps tell the company's compelling story through dynamic content on various digital and social media platforms. Using various forms of video and text content Dan also helps build and interact with the company’s growing community. Dan honed his storytelling chops at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where he graduated in 2016 with a degree in multi-platform journalism. He is a Terp.

Anna
Bongiorno
Business Development Associate

As the newest member of our team, Anna helps the LVE Group grow through community management on social media and driving engagement with prospective clients. Anna is currently a junior at the University of Maryland and is studying Communications. She is a Terp.

Advisory Board

Jeff
Mullen
STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Jeff works in Enterprise software by day and advises lean hungry startups by night.  He has over 20 years of experience in operations, relationship management and business development. He began his career in advertising from the print era to the digital age which laid the groundwork to flourish and help grow a number of startups from the ground up.  He holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Unfortunately, he is not a Terp

Harry
Rothmann
TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR

Currently the Chief Technology Officer at an international military service organization, Harry is a graduate of the University of Maryland. With over 18 years of experience leveraging technology to improve business operations, Harry assists The LVE Group with strategic technology decisions. He is a Terp.

 
Paul
Tribles
BUSINESS PLANNING ADVISOR

Paul is a relationship manager and entrepreneurial executive with 19 years of financial services experience. He helps manage and oversee the business and strategic planning aspects of The LVE Group. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received his MBA from The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business and Management, Loyola University Maryland. He is a Terp.