Donald G. Lucas
In his role as Partner, Don is responsible for strategic planning and new business development. He is also a senior member of DMP’s Government Services Team, and specializes in the conduct of federal programmatic compliance reviews of grant recipients. Prior to starting DMP, Don worked for over 12 years as an information systems engineer designing and managing information technology solutions for the following organizations: Digex (now MCI), Protrader Securities, Block Trading/Butler Capital Management, and DAVE Transportation. For four years, Don also helped manage the implementation and operation of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s ADA service, MetroAccess.
As an information technology professional, he has served in many capacities, including entrepreneur, software engineer, network/security engineer, project manager, director of new products, manager of service delivery, and trainer. In his most recent position, Don directed teams of engineers and technical project managers in the design, application, and delivery of new technologies that improved the performance, security and overall effectiveness of revenue-generating web sites and desktop applications.
His career highlights include the design, management and support of innovative Internet-based e-business solutions for high-profile clients including: Anheuser-Busch, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Fannie Mae, Philip Morris, J Crew, InstiNet, MetLife, LendingTree, and Publisher’s Clearing House. He also co-founded and served as Chief Information Officer of Butler Capital Management (BCM), the largest electronic equities trading firm in the state of Louisiana. At BCM, he evaluated, procured, and implemented electronic trading platforms used by individuals, brokers, and hedge funds to trade equities on the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchanges. After several years, Don was recruited by Protrader Securities (now Instinet), a national electronic trading firm that specialized in trading equities, futures, and commodities. As the regional director of network operations, he participated in the design and implementation of a proprietary trading application. He also supported eight branch offices and was responsible for developing new revenue streams by negotiating the placement of remote trading terminals on the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
Don serves on the Board of The Batter Up Foundation/DCRBI, and is an active supporter of the George B. Thomas Learning Academy, and 100 Black Men of Washington DC. Don also volunteers his time to assist Omega Men for Homeless Men.
Don earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.