FOUNDER, CEO LUGANO DIAMONDS
WHY: Started, runs Newport Beach jeweler. Opened Newport Center headquarters in 2005, and Montage Laguna Beach in 2013. A mainstay at area philanthropic event.
NOTABLE: Diamonds run in the family. Cut teeth in family’s Belgium business, started in 1965. Boards of American Film Institute, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Lupus Research Alliance.
QUOTABLE: “We make money by creating wearable works of art. Every piece is unique and our customer relationships are based on trust.”