Sean J. O’Scannlain, President and CEO of Fortune International, the parent company of Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Lobster Gram, Fortune Imports, Coastal Seafoods and Chef Martin announced several senior level promotions.

Mark Palicki has been promoted to President of Fortune Fish & Gourmet and will oversee the distribution/processing companies in Bensenville, IL and Minneapolis, MN.  Palicki joined Fortune Fish & Gourmet in 2006 as the Vice President of Marketing and built a comprehensive marketing plan for the company.  He also ran the Gourmet Division of Fortune Fish & Gourmet and developed several successful private labels.

Jon Novak was promoted to President of Fortune Fish & Gourmet Minnesota and the two Coastal retail stores in the Twin Cities.  Novak was previously the Director of New Markets where he successfully opened several new markets for Fortune Fish & Gourmet developing detailed sales and logistics plans.

Ana Cabral has been promoted to Vice President & General Manager of Fortune Gourmet. She will oversee the gourmet division within Fortune Fish & Gourmet.  Cabral was previously the Director of New Business Development for the Gourmet Division and was in charge of the import portfolio.

Michael Bryan has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Development of Fortune International and CEO of Lobster Gram.  Bryan began consulting for Fortune in 2015 advising on overall growth and acquisition strategies, and in March of 2017 he assumed his CEO role with Lobster Gram after assisting with that acquisition.  He has 34 years of professional experience which includes two successful start-ups and extensive M&A experience. 

“As we continue to grow as a company, I look at how we got here, and I am proud that through that progress we have developed some really talented leaders. It is an exciting and strategic time right now for Fortune and with these internal promotions and the addition of Mike Bryan we have the right people in position to continue our growth,” says O’Scannlain.

O’Scannlain will continue to serve as President and CEO of Fortune International, with each of the Presidents/CEOs of the subsidiaries within Fortune International reporting directly to him.  These promotions will allow O’Scannlain to focus on the overall growth strategy of Fortune International while directing each leader of the subsidiaries and guiding their direction.

Source: Fortune International