Meet the Team

Luke Lightning

Luke Lightning, PhD


HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

Luke joined the BIM Designs team in June 2020 as the Head of Business Development, with over 8 years of business development and sales experience working with startups, accelerators, investors and global enterprise-level companies. Luke's top clients included Amazon, Atlassian, Best Buy, Capital One, Cisco, Expedia, Facebook, Ford Motor Company, Google, Honda, IBM, Intuit, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Oracle, Paypal, Pinterest, Red Bull, Salesforce, Samsung, Twilio, Twitter, and Verizon. He's successfully helped startups scale their sales operations and worked in the biotech industry as a research leader for over 9 years, resulting in an IPO by ARYx Therapeutics in 2011.

In his current role, Luke works closely with the sales, marketing and operations team to identify new prospective clients and helps oversee the business development, innovation, marketing, and staffing teams objectives.

Luke received his BA from Carleton College and PhD from the University of Washington. He worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSF and an Assistant Professor at Purdue University. For the past 7 years, he has worked with the SF Giants as the lead community organizer of Native American Heritage Night. He currently resides in Barbados with his wife Kimberly and their two cats, Frank and Indy.