Think Tank

Lewis (Lew) Jaffe

All businesses are the same; they exist for the sole purpose of "gaining and retaining customers, profitably in order to create real value." In the course of his 30+ year career, Lewis Jaffe following that simple mantra, has led the growth, successful turnarounds of more than 20 under-performing companies, public and private as their chief executive or outside advisor in a variety of industries, creating over $500MM in shareholder value.

Lew Jaffe is an Executive-in-Residence and Clinical Faculty at Loyola Marymount University teaching Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Ethics. He was formerly a CEO of both Oxford Media (OXMI:NASDAQ) and PicturTel (PCTL:NASDAQ). Both companies had successful exits, Oxford Media was taken private and PictureTel was sold to Polycom (PLCM:NASDAQ). Lew holds his Masters Citification from the American College of Public Company Directors and is currently the chairman of FitLife Brands (FTLF:OTC) and was the lead independent director of Benihana (BNHN:NASDAQ) for 10 years before the company was taken private. He attended LaSalle University where he earned a BS and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business executive program.


Telecommunications, Software, Internet, Digital Media and Restaurants/Hospitality as well as mergers and acquisitions.