WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE
It began when Russell Wilson and Ciara combined their passion for design and fashion with the retail acumen of mentor and friend, Christine Day, to create The House of LR&C in 2020. This past year the world has shown that genuine compassion, connectivity, and doing Good for our planet are the keys to creating a new way forward.
We genuinely celebrate others, deeply and completely, and we always choose to see the best in others.
Every human seeks respect. By respecting others we build trust, safety and a sense of well-being.
We are polite, patient and forgiving. We go out of our way to make others feel special, confident and heard.
LR&C BOARD MEMBERS
Christine Day is a Co-Founder and President of The House of LR&C where she brings 30 years of experience in scaling global retail brands to this new concept in fashion. Christine is known for bringing her whole self to work combining warmth and joy with vision and operational excellence. She is widely recognized as one of the greats in the evolving world of retail.
Christine brings her executive leadership experience to The House of LR&C from lululemon athletica, where she served as CEO for six years, as well as Starbucks, serving in various executive positions over a 20-year period. Concurrently, she is the CEO of Performance Kitchen, a forward-thinking food company creating the next generation of frozen food with a focus on great taste, convenience and nutrition. She earned her BA degree from Central Washington University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Christine and her husband enjoy a full life in Vancouver surrounded by her loving family of 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, producer, model and actress. Over her fifteen-year career, she has sold over 23 million records and 22 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Goodies,” “Ride,” “Oh,” “1, 2 Step,” “Body Party,” and “I Bet.” In 2018, Ciara scorched the summer with her song “Level Up” which transformed into a defining moment for the culture with the subsequent movement it incited. Beyond clocking over 200 million views on YouTube and garnering Platinum certification from the RIAA, the song spent several weeks at #1 on the iTunes Top R&B/Soul Songs Chart and top 10 on iTunes overall. Its high-powered dance initially inspired fans to shoot their own videos with the hashtag #LevelUpChallenge—stirring up a viral buzz that has seen millions of posts across social media and launched the video to a #1 trending topic on YouTube.
In 2019 Ciara released Beauty Marks, her seventh full-length album and first for her own Beauty Marks Entertainment. She went on to host and perform at the 2019 American Music Awards debuting new song “Melanin” co-written/produced by Ester Dean featuring Lala Anthony, Lupita Nyong’o and City Girls.
At the vanguard of the fast-changing music industry, Ciara continues to make one power move after another in 2019. She formally launched Beauty Marks Entertainment (BME) as a boundless platform for her music, media, film, fashion, philanthropy, technology, and entrepreneurial pursuits. The company’s business model was built on fully supporting the artist and the female- led enterprise places Ciara at the forefront of forward-thinking entertainers taking an entrepreneurial approach to their careers. Along with advancing a new paradigm sure to reshape the industry landscape, BME has already empowered Ciara to reclaim her narrative and realize her vision more completely than ever before.
Ciara is not only known for her vocal talent and dance moves (her videos have been viewed over 2 billion times), but she is signed with IMG Models and has starred in both film and television roles. In addition, Ciara has held brand partnership deals with Equinox and Pandora, and was formally a Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon. As longtime muse for several high-fashion designers, Ciara has not only been the face of various campaigns but she has graced the covers of numerous fashion (February 2019 cover of Vogue Arabia) and lifestyle magazines (April 2019 cover of InStyle, July 2019 cover of Essence).
“Always persevere, always have a great perspective, and always have great purpose in your life.” - Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson’s dedication to excellence is exemplified as an elite quarterback in the NFL, an innovative entrepreneur, and community leader.
Growing up in VA, Wilson developed a love for multiple sports. His determination through high school and college led him to being drafted in both professional baseball and football by the Seattle Seahawks (2012) in the 3rd round, 75th pick overall. Wilson led them to more wins in team history, including a Super Bowl win (2013).
NFL records: Wilson has the most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first eight seasons (88), and 2 Super Bowl appearances. Wilson is the second- highest passer in NFL history and seven-time pro-bowler and All-Pro in his first 8 seasons.
Having one of the largest social media following among NFL players (over 12 million), Wilson has acquired a diverse portfolio of business ventures.
Wilson has partnerships, endorsements, and ambassadorships with Nike, Alaska Airlines, Bose, General Mills, investor in a Wheels Up and Juice Press franchise, and co-founded an apparel line, Good Man Brand.
In 2014, he launched the Why Not You Foundation (WNYF), a non-profit creating change by motivating and empowering youth. WNYF has raised over several millions of dollars for childhood cancer. Additionally, his weekly visits to Seattle Children’s lifts the spirits and brings joy to the hearts of patients and families.
Mark Rodgers is the founding partner and general counsel of Frontline Athlete Management, a sports management firm with offices in Florida and Arkansas. Frontline represents over 60 professional athletes in all aspects of their professional and personal lives. Mark’s clients include Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Major League pitcher Andrew Miller.
Mark is a 1987 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, where he served as an editor on the Florida State University Law Review. He began his legal career at Greenebaum, Doll, McDonald & Fraley, in Orlando, FL, working with sports attorney Robert Fraley. Later, he practiced law at the Florida law firm of Steel Hector & Davis. Working also as a trial lawyer, Mark spearheaded the firm's entry into sports representation.
Before attending law school, Mark coached football and baseball and taught English and journalism at Christopher Columbus Catholic High School in Miami. He also worked as a sportswriter for major daily newspapers including the Miami Herald, Newsday, Tallahassee Democrat, and Miami News and he was a television sports producer and reporter at Miami's CBS affiliate.
Mark’s community endeavors include serving on the board of the Martin County North Little League and as the director of Northstars Baseball, Inc. a non-profit organization he established in 1999 to offer youth baseball and softball players the opportunity to hone their skills through professional instruction and travel-based competition. Mark has coached youth and high school sports for 40 years.
Mark and his wife, Karen, reside in Palm City, FL. They have five adult children.
DAVID J. ADELMAN
David J. Adelman is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and active private investor. He is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of FS Investments, a leading manager of alternative investment funds with twenty-four billion dollars of assets under management. He is also the CEO of Campus Apartments, a Philadelphia-founded firm that he built into a national leader in student housing development and management, with more than two-billion dollars in assets under management across 17 states.
David also runs Darco Capital which has made over 60 investments in the venture capital and private equity spaces across multiple disciplines like fintech; sports & media; life sciences; and consumer-facing brands. He serves as the Lead Director for Wheels Up (NYSE: UP), the leading brand in private aviation. Additionally, he serves as Co-Chair for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and on the Penn Medicine Board of Trustees.
Mr. Adelman is a past recipient of the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young in the real estate category for Greater Philadelphia and is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and Young Presidents' Organization. He received his BA in Political Science from Ohio State University and resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and two daughters.