Our Entrepreneurs


Jimmy Lee

Prior to joining Restore as executive director in April 2012, Jimmy Lee was the vice president of strategy and regional affairs for GBCHealth where he led strategy development and managed offices in Johannesburg, Beijing, Nairobi, Kiev, Paris and Moscow. Before that, Jimmy was a director of strategic planning & business analysis at American Express, director at World Vision, an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and an analyst at Goldman, Sachs. Jimmy has a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Jimmy served as chairman of the board of Restore from November 2008 to February 2011.

Restore works to end sex-trafficking in the New York City region and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors. It finds, rescues, and restores victims of sex-trafficking. Restore has an outreach program to find victims in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Department of Homeland Security, and court systems and other nonprofits. The first Restore Safehouse opened in 2010, helping alleviate a desperate shortage of long-term housing for victims. By serving the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, Restore helps victims reclaim their lives and establish a national model for long-term, holistic care.