Joe Fortunato began his career at Bernard Hodes Group in 1986 having previous financial experience in Wall Street and the residential/commercial oil and gas industry. He joined the organization as accounting manager and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in January 2002 and to his current position in 2007. In his current position, Mr. Fortunato has full responsibility for all financial areas of the organization, reporting to Omnicom Group, Inc., and for information technology, engineering, and network functions across the country.
During his tenure, he has designed several financial reporting systems and has been involved in managing the development of the Bernard Hodes Group Web based internal communications network (AMS), and external client system, Hodes Exchange. Joe also sits on the board of directors of the RAA (Recruitment Advertising Association) since 2004, acting as Treasurer.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Fortunato earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Queens College in 1982, and a MBA, finance from Adelphi University in 1986.