ASPEN ENTREPRENEUR SHOWCASE
THURSDAY APRIL 6TH | 6:00PM | MOUNTAIN CHALET
Join us at Mountain Chalet in Aspen for our next Entrepreneur Showcase, featuring RJ Gallagher - Founding and Managing Partner of sales and marketing firm, Forte International.
R.J. Gallagher is the Founding and Managing Partner for Forte International. He is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of Forte and its overall performance.
Prior to Forte, R.J. was the Founder and President of Gallagher Sharp West in Aspen from 1991 until 200, when GSW became Forte International.
GSW was a pioneering organization, implementing successful marketing, sales, communications and design programs for high-end real estate projects and select clients in the resort, entertainment, hospitality, travel industries. During that time GSW provided services for some of the finest projects throughout the United States and Mexico, generating over $14 billion in sales revenues. GSW also provided services within the entertainment, resort, luxury hospitality and professional sports franchise industries on a global level.
Prior to GSW, R.J. worked in the broadcast industry as the general manager of progressive and award-winning radio and television stations that were eventually sold to a major North American cable company. In addition to his broadcast background, R.J. served as the Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Newfield Enterprises International, a developer and owner of fine hotels, resorts, and residential developments worldwide including several Ritz-Carlton Hotels in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Aspen.
R.J. was also the founder and Board Member of a startup commuter airline that served the Aspen market from Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Denver. He has served on a variety of boards, including the Aspen Community Foundation. R.J. attended the Leeds School Of Business at the University of Colorado and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Finance.