Firstborn children have high standards. They strive to be the best at everything they do. Some call them perfectionists, hardworking and meticulous. The description most certainly fits Lana J. Marks, designer and CEO of the Lana Marks luxury brand specializing in exotic leather accessories. Growing up in South Africa, she studied ballet until she perfected her pirouettes. Three years after picking up a tennis racket, she was competing in major junior championships. In school, she skipped two grades.