Gary Fortin is a senior marketing strategist, creative visionary, business executive and successful entrepreneur with a storied career that spans over 25 years. Highly skilled in brand development and full-stack marketing operations, Gary applies his wealth of experience to elevating Cornerstone’s demand generation, integrated campaign execution and customer analytics strategies.
Gary has held positions as CMO, CRO, CEO, VP marketing, director business development and consultant for private and public companies in the high technology, broadcast media, entertainment, advertising, professional services, healthcare, insurance and energy industries.
Among his many achievements, Gary conceptualized and implemented Aperian, Inc., a national Internet infrastructure and content distribution company headquartered in Austin, Texas, that grew to over 350 employees across five states in just two years. He built a highly respected national brand, drove revenue to $30 million in 24 months and raised $130 million in total funding. He then took the company public with a NASDAQ national listing that drove to a $1.2 billion market cap. All in under three years.
Gary has received numerous national and international awards for creative direction, corporate communications, writing, advertising, strategic planning and digital marketing.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, Military Campus Europe.