Lawrence is an entrepreneur and businessman, leading LNG Management, an asset management firm focusing on global opportunities in commercial real estate, private and public markets and venture capital. He is also CEO of Simply Bridal, an innovative, online retailer that simplifies the entire bridal process.
He serves as Chairman of the Board of Oversee.net, a company he co-founded in 2000 at the age of 21 and led as its Chief Executive Officer until 2008. With an initial personal investment of $10,000 funded mostly with credit card debt and no outside funding, he steadily grew Oversee.net from an Internet start-up to a profitable enterprise with over $200 million in revenue and 200 employees throughout offices in Los Angeles, Florida, and Portland. The company became a leader in internet services and online consumer businesses. Lawrence sold the majority of his interest to Oak Hill Capital upon a $150 million investment in the firm.
Lawrence won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 award for the Greater Los Angeles program in the technology category. During his tenure, Oversee.net was named to the Inc. 500 and ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. The company was also named “Internet and New Media Company of the Year” by the Technology Council of Southern California. It was the third fastest growing private company in Los Angeles as ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Lawrence graduated from the University of Southern California.