Jorge Luis Fontanez
CEO & Founder, Marca Studio
Jorge founded Marca Studio, a consultancy focused on meaningful stakeholder engagement and business model innovation. He currently serves in both advisory and consulting roles to a variety of organizations including for-profit social enterprise Givkwik, an employee engagement platform in philanthropy. Jorge has been involved with a number of nonprofit organizations committed to a range of issues related to youth, education and social justice.
Jorge leads individual and organizational transformation work, building on his “intrapreneurial” work as a change agent in the private sector and as a First Mover Fellow since 2014 of The Aspen Institute, a program of the Business & Society Program. His perspective on business comes from having in-depth experience leading marketing and brand strategy for iconic brands across a variety of sectors including Consumer Packaged Goods (Colgate-Palmolive), Mining and Minerals (Alcoa, Inc.), Automotive and Financial Services (JPMorgan Chase & Co.).
Jorge maintains a strong record delivering consistent execution of national, integrated marketing campaigns and was honored as a “40 under 40” Brand Innovator in 2012 for expertise in digital marketing. In 2011 and 2012, Jorge was also honored as an Official Honoree of The Webby Awards in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility for his leadership of Chase Community Giving, an employee and customer engagement program of JPMorgan Chase & Co. delivering over $25MM in grants to thousands of nonprofits nationwide. Jorge now pursues his passion and interests in corporate citizenship, improving the world of philanthropy and stakeholder engagement through purpose-driven and impact marketing programs that scale.
Jorge was born and raised in Philadelphia, represents the Puerto Rican diaspora, and lives today in New York City with his partner of 15 years.