ABOUT

WE Grow Sustainable luxury brands

The Afavre Group has a commitment to bringing eco luxury brands to a mainstream audience. Our growing portfolio includes the internet retailer, LUX & ECO, and the blog, True Luxury Life. Our dedication, expertise, and leverage of our vast network remains unsurpassed in the eco luxury world.

 

Jacquelyn Willard

Co-Founder of Afavre Group, LUX & ECO and Matrix Model Management.  

 

Jacquelyn is a serial entrepreneur and dedicated activist. She co-founded LUX & ECO, Matrix Model Management and Staffing and has worked with some of the biggest luxury brands in the world for over 10 years. She specializes in business development, strategic partnerships, sponsor liaison work and marketing from conceptualization to the exponential growth of small to medium sized businesses. 

 

Eugene Willard

CIO

Dedicated and solutions-focused professional with more than 25 years of progressive success designing, implementing, and enhancing business process and technology solutions to drive efficiency and profitability for companies such as Marriott and Carey International.

Diane Reade

Founder of Modern Minerals Make Up, Specialist in Sustainable Sourcing, Packaging, and Design.

Diane is a Cum Laude graduate of NYU and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree with a major in Architecture and Urban Design.  She furthered her design studies with interior elements at Parson School of Design and KLC Design in London. Most recently she has become and entrepreneur in the Green Beauty space and founded Modern Minerals Makeup.    

Anna Reeves

Lawyer, Producer, Charity Liaison and Program Developer.

Anna is creative entrepreneur, producer and writer with a passion for culture change storytelling.   She was the US Campaign Director for a high profile worldwide anti-poverty campaign, The Global Poverty Project (now Global Citizen), and was Charity Partnerships Manager for Lux & Eco, an online eco-store working on projects such as Red Carpet Green Dress.  She was part of the consulting team who reviewed the Australian Federal Government Envirofund policy, and as Program Director for B Ready program she devised a national program for startups to achieve B Corporation certification. 

Ken Reade

Business and Marketing Consultant for Start Ups and Fortune 500 Companies.  

For over 20 years, Ken has been building products, building or fixing sales teams, and expanding businesses around the world, with large multinational companies, in Silicon Alley, and with PE-backed ventures or turnarounds. His focus has been sales, go-to-market strategy, business development, product development, and marketing.

 

 

Carly Colonnesse

Social Media

 

Digital marketer, web designer, and social media guru, Carly Colonnese knows how to elevate brands to reach their next level of business potential.  Carly has spent multiple years working as a freelance social media manager, website designer, and branding expert. Carly has a bachelor’s degree in communications and art & design from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Carly has worked in several marketing roles from social media management to content executive. 

Andy Cotton

Co Founder of Afavre Group, LUX & ECO and Founder of Seaborn Capital 

 

Andrew's background in structured finance, investments, strategy at Goldman Sachs as well as entrepreneurship was key in laying down the foundation of LUX & ECO. Andrew is one of the visionaries behind the LUX & ECO concept and was instrumental bringing it into execution.  Andrew is passionate about building a sustainable and ethically investing portfolio and lending his expertise in finance/entrepreneurship to up and coming sustainable luxury brands.

Steven Waddell

Business Manager & Shipping Logistics, Nutrition

Steven has worked in business management and logistics for over a decade, managing small to medium sized businesses and facilitating their growth, restructuring, and managing their logistics with an interim CFO.  His passion for sustainability and holsitic nutrition led him to partner with Jacquelyn in growing LUX & ECO's gourmet food division with his background in nutrition.

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