About Luminary

Luminary is a boutique group comprised of skillful, highly experienced specialists that offer professional development and educational experiences designed to enlighten, equip, and inspire today's leader.

For over 15 years, Luminary's focus has been to produce high-level experiences and events of all kinds — from global leadership simulcasts and niche educational events, to best-seller book launches and virtual coaching programs.

Since that time, we have cultivated relationships with the world's leading directors and writers, event managers and production engineers, brand specialists, and IT professionals. Access to top talent is unmatched, and readily available, as opportunities arise.

Management team

Our team hails from a variety of backgrounds. We consider individual contributors the heartbeat of who Luminary is, and they represent the vision of who we can become.

Jamie Minton

Founder & President

Born and raised in New Orleans, Jamie's passion for leadership and professional development began at the ripe age of 19, when he and his wife set out to own and build their own business together.

Through their failures and successes, this pursuit helped them realize the importance of making their own personal growth a lifelong practice, and the signifigance of finding meaningful ways to add value to others.

Jamie comes from a family of educators, but was introduced to the event, speaker/author world, and publishing business when he moved to Atlanta and worked full-time, directing the sales and corporate simulcast division for Dr. John Maxwell's company Maximum Impact.

When the company sold in 2004, Jamie stepped out and began to create what is now known as Luminary.

To date, he has produced, sold, directed, and created brands and global events that have been graced by some of the greatest thought-leaders of our time.

Nate May

VP of Business Development

Nate was born and raised in the small town of Rockton, IL, an hour outside of Chicago. In 1999, he married his high school sweetheart and headed south to Atlanta, GA, where a unique set of circumstances provided them both an opportunity of a lifetime to work for INJOY - a Dr. John C. Maxwell company. Nate excelled as a lead consultant and helped grow the company as a team leader for the satellite-event, training division.

In 2003, Nate branched out and began contracting as a business development specialist, consulting with a niche focus on helping speakers and authors build businesses around their content. The thought-leaders that Nate has been priveledged to work with, as well as the projects he has had the opportunity to work on, have helped impact people all over the world.

Nate and Jamie Minton have been friends for years, having met while working for separate departments of John Maxwell's company. They reconnected in 2014, over a cup of coffee, and the ideas started flowing.

Shortly thereafter, Nate formally joined the Luminary team, where he now serves as the VP of Business Development, and Co-Founder of the Multiply brand.

Robert Augustin

Creative & Technology Director

Robert serves Luminary as Creative Director and manages the design, user experience, and brand development of the company's products and services, including development and deployment of LeaderPass. Beginning in 2004, Robert garnered his extensive experience in the creative advertising field, when he joined Patternworks, DLG., an advertising agency, and later worked for Steelsole Wearables International GmbH, a fashion company, where he was responsible for the company's market communication. Robert brings a strong foundation to Luminary, and as Jamie puts it, he couldn't do it without him!

Emma Pitts

Executive Producer

Prized as one of Luminary's key strategic partners, Emma radiates ideas, a commitment to excellence, and strives to find even better ways of serving clients. Her project managers, editors, and free-lance team represent some of the best emerging talent Atlanta has to offer. Previous to starting PullSpark, Emma helped launch North Point Online representing one of the largest ministries in America - and grew that program to reach nearly 15,000 virtual attendees each week. A big shout out to Emma for bringing it each and every time to Luminary and our projects!

Aaron Hawthorne

Simulcast & Production Engineer

Aaron is an AVL design engineer skilled in leveraging technology to creatively solve complex client needs. He was instrumental in helping Luminary shift from satellite simulcast to a fully HD streaming solution, allowing for a launch into vertical markets beginning with LeadThroughChange, in 2014. He has worked to innovate custom video and software solutions for clients including Panasonic, Apple, Delta Airlines, Chic-Fil-A, and Fox Sports. Prior to working with Luminary, Aaron also produced 100's of hours of content for iTunes and artists including Creed, Janet Jackson, Switchfoot, and many more.


Strategic partners

Luminary chooses strategic partners with precision and a "win win" in mind.

John Maxwell Company

Meridith Simes

President Consumer Division

In 2016, an exclusive partnership with the John Maxwell Company was formed, that empowered Luminary to lead the initiative for launching and developing John's 15 Laws of Growth. Responsible for identifying key faculty members who represent the profession, this project will help reach one-million individuals in the profession, over the coming years.

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Afternburner

Jim Murphy

Founder & CEO

Founded by Jim "Murph" Murphy, more than 1.7 million professionals have experienced the power of Afterburner's Flawless Execution model. Luminary's brand Honor2Lead is proud to be working in an effort to expand Afterburner's Military Transition Seminars - their strategic career planning experience designed specifically for exiting veterans and based on the nationally acclaimed veteran transition guide.

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American Bar Association

John E. Mitchell

Chair - ABA LP Division

Since 1974, ABA Law Practice Division (LP) has supplied lawyers and legal professionals with cutting-edge information and resources related to the core areas of marketing, management, technology, and finance. Luminary has an ongoing effort to continue its strategic partnership with the ABA, to bring leadership development via simulcast and on-demand to legal professionals, Law schools and State Bar Associations.

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University of North Georgia

Rose Procter

Director, BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership

The first Honor2Lead simulcast event was held at the University of North Georgia, a state leadership institution and one of only six senior military colleges in the nation. Their campus provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that prepares students to become civic, professional, and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally.

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Invisible Ink

Brent Cole

Founder

Served as a ghostwriter and creative consultant on more than 50 books, including 15 bestsellers for premier thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, athletes and executives. The body of his ghostwritten work has sold an estimated 5 million copies. Luminary is working with Brent to develop a new learning course that will walk budding speakers and authors through a proven, step by step process, helping them discover their own personal story and authentic message.