Stephan Fortier is a passionate renaissance man with savvy business acumen and entrepreneurial edge. He combines multiple loves for films, design, fashion and food to constantly create new projects and bring ideas to life. Stephan has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and has established over 30 start ups including a magazine (Ocean Drive Canada), an advertising agency, a modeling and talent agency, a fashion line of custom made sandals (Tuccia Di capri) and 21 restaurants-lounges-clubs in five major cities: NY, Miami, LA, Montreal as well as New England.
Stephan recently founded The Fortier Creative Group, a firm providing creative services such as interior design, hospitality & retail concept creation, print & video production, image creation & branding, fashion & lifestyle blog as well as his first movie project in the works. Stephan also helps clients who want to establish a new business in Miami or NY by conducting feasibility studies, business and marketing plans, as well as helping with the set up and launch of operations, whether for retail or hospitality projects.
Stephan studied Filmmaking at New York Film Academy at Universal Studios Hollywood. He also has a BBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and studied the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Fellowship of the Canadian Security Institute (FCSI) courses.
Stephan recently added Real Estate to his arsenal and closed his first sale within the first month of employment… a 5.2M home on Pine Tree Dr. in Miami Beach. He’s developed a very wide network of international contacts through his 25 years as a restaurateur, and he brings a unique perspective and insight to his commercial clients from his experience as a hands-on operator. As an interior designer, Stephan’s residential clients benefit from immediate and highly creative input when viewing properties and trying to assess their potential. Stephan is always working and available: days, nights, weekends. He loves what he does and it shows.