Founders

Working in financial services for many years, we encountered more and more individuals who, despite having substantial financial wealth, couldn’t seem to enjoy life. They were constantly struggling with overwhelming demands in their lives which diminished their ability to engage in pleasurable or fulfilling activities or spend their time as they wished. Then as now, it was our heartfelt desire to provide help and make life better. Thus, Luxe d’Europa was born.

Today the demands for people’s time and attention have only increased. And it seems that technology has only worsened the problem by adding an expectation of speedy, and sometimes instantaneous, decisions. There is even pressure for quick decision-making around critical life events which often require careful, thoughtful consideration and intelligent information.

The essence of what we do and our commitment to our clients is to take away the stressors, solve your needs and dilemmas in a discreet, confidential and professional manner, and give you back your life—as you wish to live it.
ellen and kim
Ellen Essenfeld – Prior to co-founding Luxe d’Europa, Ellen was Chief Operating Officer, a Board member and Corporate Secretary of PNC Bank, New England, a bank focusing on the high net worth market. She also chaired the bank’s donor-advised fund. Before joining PNC, she held positions at The Massachusetts Company, State Street Bank & Trust Company and Bank of Boston. She is a Trustee of the South Shore Hospital Foundation and Chair of the Financial Services Council of United Way of Massachusetts Bay. Ms. Essenfeld has a Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, also from MIT.

Kimberley Clark – Prior to co-founding Luxe d’Europa, Kimberley held Vice President positions focusing on new business development, client relationship management and marketing. She has worked for Citicorp, Bankers Trust Company, Mellon Private Asset Management, and PNC Advisors. She also has extensive experience working with family owned and privately held businesses. As an advisor in the investment management field, she assisted high net worth clients in New York City, Palm Beach, and Boston. Ms. Clark was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the New England Family Firm Institute, an organization devoted exclusively to family owned businesses. She has a Business Administration degree from Muhlenberg College and is a licensed Realtor and Certified Life Coach.