Daniel Graeff

Co-Founder at Lucini Italia Co. LLC

Daniel Graeff

Daniel Graeff

Co-Founder at Lucini Italia Co. LLC

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Daniel Graeff Dana Point, California Daniel Graeff made his mark in the music business as Creative Director of Bugle Publishing Group – a music publishing company owned by music business impresario, Miles Copeland, founder of IRS Media, IRS Records and manager of acclaimed recording artist Sting. Mr. Graeff signed and developed recording artists, songwriters and oversaw the exploitation of their catalogues through film and television licensing deals. Along with Miles Copeland, Daniel created the now legendary international songwriter’s retreat, Printemps des Troubadours, held in Miles Copeland’s 14th century castle in Southwest France. Attendance at “The Castle” (as it came to be known) was by invitation only and strictly no family or media were allowed. Along the way, Daniel worked closely with artists ranging from superstar Cher to country music mega-star Keith Urban, Olivia Newton-John, Ted Nugent, Carole King, Difford & Tillbrook of Squeeze, Jars of Clay, Writer / Producer Mark Hudson, Gary Burr and Italian Superstar, Zucchero. Additionally, Mr. Graeff produced the soundtrack for the Oscar Award winning film, Leaving Las Vegas, and was a contributing producer on soundtracks for the films Reality Bites, and the Sydney Pollack re-make of Sabrina, staring Harrison Ford among others. Since starting Lucini, Daniel has appeared on CNN, SIRUS Radio and was acknowledged as one of the top entrepreneurs in the food business under 40 by "Gourmet News." Daniel received his Executive Master of Business Administration from UCLA in 1996. In 1997, Mr. Graeff and Renée Frigo decided to fulfill their entrepreneurial desire and founded Lucini Italia with the goal to bring the highest quality, affordably priced extra virgin olive oil from Tuscany to America. For Daniel and Renée, Lucini offered the creativity and passion of food, wine and cooking they both shared combined with their love of Italy. Today the company has grown considerably with more than twenty-five items in the Natural, Specialty and Organic categories. Lucini is recognized as the number one premium Italian brand in America by the trade, food writers, magazine editors, world-class chefs ranging from Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Charlie Trotter and Jamie Oliver and is a favorite of Oprah Winfrey. In 2009, Mr. Graeff joined the Children’s Tumor Foundation as co-driver of the Foundation’s Racing4Research car at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Inspired by the brave children and families he met that weekend, Mr. Graeff has now dedicated himself to raising awareness and funds on behalf of Children's Tumor Foundation. Mr. Graeff continues to co-pilot the Racing4Research race car as well as providing management support and guidance as an external program advisor. Taking his involvement one step further, Mr. Graeff joined the Board of Directors of the Children’s Tumor Foundation in July 2011. Mr. Graeff currently resides in California with his two children.

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Lucini Italia Co. LLC

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Dana Point, CA, United States

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Co-Founder at Children's Tumor Foundation

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President at Children's Tumor Foundation

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President, Arkansas Chapter at Children's Tumor Foundation

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Professor of Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at University of Florida - College of Medicine

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NII Holdings, Inc.

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Founder at Channel West Group

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Vice President at CDM Smith, Inc.

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Former Professional at Galloway Promotions, Inc.

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Director at University of Alabama at Birmingham - Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences

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Vice President at Earle Associates

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Daniel Graeff
Co-Founder at Lucini Italia Co. LLC
Education
Executive Master of Business Administration
Class of 1996

Founded in the depth of the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.

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Co-Founder
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Lucini Italia Co. LLC manufactures edible oils. Its products include extra virgin olive oil, sauces, tomatoes, vinegar and gifts. The company is headquartered in Chico, CA.

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Member, Board of Directors
2011 - Current

Founded in 1978, The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of more than 100,000 Americans living with neurofibromatosis (NF). Its research program has played a key role in the discovery of the genes that cause NF, understanding the biology of NF, creation of The NF Clinic Network and preclinical screening of promising drug compounds to treat NF.

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Founded in 1978, The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of more than 100,000 Americans living with neurofibromatosis (NF). Its research program has played a key role in the discovery of the genes that cause NF, understanding the biology of NF, creation of The NF Clinic Network and preclinical screening of promising drug compounds to treat NF.

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