OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE CANADA
Founded the first outpost of the famed Miami publication for the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver markets. It made waves in the industry for creating truly innovative content, with highly stylized layouts and fashion editorials well ahead of its time compared to the rest of the industry… so much so that even the original Miami edition quickly began commissioning the acclaim content of the Canadian editions.
O BAG MIAMI
Co-founded the first Obag Store in the US, the fashion brand currently taking Europe by storm. The original concept allows for women to be the designers and create their own handbags in store, choosing from a wide variety of fabulous bases, handles as well as decorative trims, furs and accessories. Obag is currently one of the most successful fashion brand in the world, doubling its sales for the last 3 consecutive years.
TUCCIA DI CAPRI CUSTOM SANDALS
Co-founded the critically acclaimed brand in Miami and New York. The custom sandals concept has master cobblers in stores, allowing for women to create their own sandal designs, made while they wait in 20 minutes. Hailed by Vogue and many other fashion publications as “the most exciting fashion brand in years”, Tuccia is still to this date the highest grossing third party vendor at Henri Bendel on 5th avenue in NYC since they opened in 1895, over a century ago…
MAISON D'AZUR RESTAURANT
Founded the concept that revolutionized the high-end restaurant industry and forever changed the face of fine dining. Maison was the very first concept in the US with entertainment “South of France style” but also with levels of food and service never seen before. It quickly became a much more sophisticated alternative for a clientele of A-list celebrities and moguls that would never frequent the clubs but still sought a more exciting night out. It generated a industry record $100,000/seat, selling over $500,000/month for dinner only out of a mere 60-seat. The unparalleled magic of Maison D’Azur Miami inspired countless similar concepts across the US; most notably Baoli Miami, Villa Azur and Bagatelle in NYC and other cities around the world.
TOSCA MIAMI RESTAURANT
Founded the uber sophisticated Tosca Miami that would overnight the rarest, freshest and most exotic ingredients from all around the world, mostly not available in the US. The menu was all ingredient-based, and offered almost no recipes. It was for true food purists who wanted to taste the absolute best ingredients in the world. Featured in over 100 media outlets for its originality and unparalleled romantic guest experience, Tosca averaged checks of $1,000 per person and was considered one of the best and the most expensive restaurant in the world.
RESTAURANT CLUB LOUNGE 737
Founded the mega 30,000sf. project located on the top 4 floors of the highest building in Montreal. It featured a restaurant, night club, lounge and 2 massive panoramic outdoor terraces. It immediately became one of the highest grossing restaurants in Canada with sales exceeding 25M and won many design awards.
TALENT MODEL MANAGEMENT
Founded Talent which became one of the premier modeling agencies in Canada. Talent’s keen eye was credited for discovering and launching the careers of numerous models worldwide. Talent also represented actors and other public figures.
Founded the highly creative advertising agency that made a name for itself for innovative and highly successful campaigns in the fashion and entertainment industry.
TALENT EVENT PLANNING
Founded the premier event planning company that organized some of the most memorable soirees in Canada’s major cities. Talent Corp also included Ocean Drive Magazine, Talent Model Management and Talent Advertising, which gave its events division unique access to a wide array of resources needed to create truly legendary events.
Founded the full service interior design firm that created some of the most impressive mansions in Miami as well as over 25 restaurants and fashion retail stores around the country. FCG Design is praised for engineering heightened lifestyles through its innovative designs, raising the experience of its clients or their guests to a whole new level.
FCG IMAGE MAKING & BRANDING
Founded the division of the Fortier Creative Group that helps individuals and companies in the fashion and entertainment industries maximize their exposure and increase the value of their personal or corporate brands. The company is known to create incredible images and rebranding that helped transform standard companies into highly polished and exciting brands, yielding incredible results from their repositioning.
FCG IMAGE PRODUCTIONS
Founded the innovative production company that offers full services for the fashion and entertainment industry; from full productions for fashion campaign shoots, music videos, TV commercials or print campaigns. Known for its unique glamorous and sophisticated signature style, creating highly polished and stylized productions.
FCG REAL ESTATE
Top producer Realtor for Related ISG as well as winner of the Miami Beach Camber of Commerce Better Beach Award for 2016 Rising star. Sold a 5.2M house cash on the very first day after as a licensee. Closed the highest retail price per square foot rent in Miami’s history for Obag on Lincoln Rd a month later.