Lora Gaston is the founder of GastonWhite, focused on increasing value, accelerating success, and building competitive advantage by providing foundational structure: strategic planning, business plans, competitive analysis and marketing plans, quantitative analysis and modeling all of the elements necessary to successfully take a developing company to its next level.
She has been instrumental in the success of a number of technology, international and financial services companies, including international consulting groups, a Latin American investment bank, and several US based hedge funds. She was responsible for creating and managing research departments for Sanwa Securities and Pan American Securities, and for business development for specific business lines of Lotus Development Corp., Barra and Chase Econometrics. She was also the Head of Innovation R&D for Asset Management at JP Morgan.
Entrepreneurial engagements have focused on newly developing companies and organizations with existing business models seeking to embrace more effective technology. Clients have included a business-to-business exchange site, a major investment bank monetizing internally developed assets, an electronic distributor of software, several incubators, and a start-up using patented technology.
Ms. Gaston received her MBA from New York University, with concentrations in computer applications and finance. She also has a BS in mathematics. She has been an adjunct professor at The King's College in Manhattan, New York where she taught Statistics for Business and Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Linear Programming and Quantitative Modeling, and Entrepreneurship and Venture Formation. Ms. Gaston is active with several not-for-profits and boards of privately held companies.