About Us

Lew Frankfort ’69BUS, Co-Founder, Benvolio Group

Lew Frankfort is a co-founder of Benvolio Group, an investment firm that focuses on direct investing in early stage disruptive consumer-facing brands.  Lew serves on the Board of Directors of We Company (WeWork), Mindbodygreen, Advanced Assessment Systems LLC and Recycle Track Systems (RTS).  Lew is a member of the Board of Overseers at Columbia Business School. Lew is also affiliated with several non-profit organizations. Since 2014, Lew holds the title Chairman Emeritus of Coach Inc., where he was previously Chairman and CEO. During his 35 years with Coach, he built the NYC based leather goods company into a leading global accessories and lifestyle brand. Lew began his career in NYC government, culminating as Commissioner of NYC’s Head Start and Day Care programs.  He holds a BA degree from Hunter College and an MBA from Columbia University.