PRINCIPALS

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MARK QUEST

The creative force behind the agency, Mark Quest delivers innovative solutions taken from over 10 years of marketing experience working in various industries. He first began his career in the music industry, working at Epic Records and T-West Entertainment. Recognizing the shift in the music industry, he continued his marketing prowess and began working in the fashion industry, working for an independent line called, Dirtymilk. Mark moved on from there and was responsible in the early stages for the branding and marketing for True Religion Brand Jeans.

Looking to satisfy his entrepreneurial spirit, Mark went on to create his own agency simply named, BEAUTIFUL. This allowed him to continue to work with music artists and fashion brands, but also opened up doors to the non-profit sector where he worked with organizations like, Keep A Child Alive, H.O.P.E. and New Day Kids.

Mark considers himself to be a born entrepreneur, a big picture thinker who is ultimately driven by seeing the success of others.

BRYAN ALANO

Bryan Alano joins Forte- The Collective as the agency’s in-house creative photography and videography guru. As a commercial lifestyle and portrait photographer, Bryan shoots with a naturalistic approach- never forced and consistently warm and inviting. He has photographed for many well-known brands and companies including Maki Longboards, Roxy, LA Canvas, Living Social, Foam Magazine, Doze Collective and Citibank to name a few.

MARVELL LAHENS

Graphic designer, Marvell Lahens is constantly evolving. With interests ranging from presidential leadership to Japanese architecture, Marv is interdisciplinary at his core. What started as a desire to pursue architecture as a career, he’s expanded his studies and fully believes that the more you know about the world, the more said knowledge lends itself to design. He created the brand identity for the much anticipated French Bistro, Coco Laurent in Downtown Los Angeles and is constantly working towards expanding his portfolio with Forte- The Collective and as a freelance designer.

RAINIER DE OCAMPO

Having a keen eye for details and a passion for entrepreneurship, Rainier de Ocampo is a marketing aficionado with years of hands-on experience in all aspects of marketing, advertising and promotions. Before converging with Forte- The Collective, he held positions across various industries including the highly-coveted University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he managed strategic and creative marketing efforts for alumni and development as well as the full-time and part-time MBA admissions programs.

Rainier’s experience also includes executive level positions in entertainment education, notably The Los Angeles Film School and Recording School, and has worked in the automotive aftermarket industry, healthcare marketing, a top L.A. radio station and Southern California print media. He feels his diversified experience in many industries are a valuable asset to the agency’s clients and marketing partners. While he serves as a strategic consultant for the agency, his current role is Director of Marketing for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Rainier (aka “RdO”) is no stranger to entrepreneurship with previous business ventures, SHADEO, Inc. (lifestyle accessories) and RAINDEO Marketing Group, LLC (consulting).