Fortune Marketing is a dynamic group of results driven professionals.
Every team member brings a precise skill and extensive knowledge of sales and marketing to each project. As a team, we specialize in the branding, consulting, marketing and sales of pre-development projects. We don’t just work to sell out new developments, Fortune Marketing is often brought in to revive the sales of current projects. We can breathe new life into developments where sales have stagnated.
Fortune Marketing provides comprehensive advisory services which include: strategic collaboration with developers and their architects to ensure optimum space design for each project, the creation of compelling brands, advice on the creation of distinctive and unique marketing materials, and most importantly: intelligent, honest and experienced agents.
Meet The Marketing Team
Don, founder and partner at Fortune Marketing has a wealth of business knowledge. He has over 25 years’ experience in managing one of the top commission sales forces in Canada. As a former Senior Vice President and Director of Merrill Lynch, Don managed the Canadian sales force into becoming one of the top producing teams in North America.
For the past ten years, Don has been an avid investor; buying and selling real estate in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan which is a huge asset to Fortune Marketing. Don is also an active investor in the North American and International stock markets. He has an extensive knowledge on global economies and is up to date on world real estate.
Originally from Saskatoon, he moved to Vancouver where he travelled extensively with his positions. In 2012 Don and his wife, Holly, moved to Kelowna with the vision of Fortune Marketing. They wanted to create a company that looked after developers to help maximize their profits on new developments.
Don has a love for great food and dining experiences. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling. Don also has a soft spot for their dog Teddy.
Lani comes to us all the way from the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Australia. She has been living in Canada since late 2012 and brings with her, real estate administrative experience, a certificate in Business and a positive attitude that will see her continue to excel in her career. Lani is a great addition to the Fortune Marketing team starting out as a sales representative in early 2017 and has already proven she is a key contributor to our future success.
Like most young Australians who visit Canada, Lani is a keen Skier/Snowboarder who loves Big White. In the summer time she is just as active always searching for the next hike, run or adventure that gets her outdoors enjoying the sunshine.
Piper comes from Saskatoon, SK, where she completed her degree in Management at the University of Saskatchewan. She moved to Kelowna in late 2018 and brings her innovative thinking and strategic marketing skills to the Fortune Marketing team. Piper is business-minded and loves taking on new challenges.
Like most people in Kelowna, Piper loves the outdoors and can be found snowboarding at Big White in the winter and near a lake or trail in the summer.
Molly Gibson Kirby
Molly comes from Nova Scotia where she studied Radio Television Arts and majored in Broadcast Journalism. After completing the program at NSCC, she packed her suitcase and headed to northern Manitoba to begin her career as a writer.
A couple of cold winters later, Molly found herself in Kelowna where she now calls home. Molly has in-depth experience when it comes to content writing, client management and social media. When Molly isn’t working, you’ll find her reading, on her yoga mat, or exploring the Okanagan with her other half.
Alana recently moved back to the Okanagan from Toronto where she earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Centennial College. Alana comes from a mixed background in tech and entertainment, working on high profile events, managing client relationships and content writing.
In her spare-time she can be found doing anything outdoors and enjoying all that the Okanagan lifestyle has to offer.
Priya joins our team after a recent move from Vancouver, where she earned a diploma in Marketing Communications at BCIT and got her initial experience in the real estate marketing world. Since then, she has worked on many developments in both Vancouver and the Okanagan Valley.
When she’s off the clock, you’ll find Priya on the ice playing ringette, visiting her two baby nephews in Vancouver, or on the couch watching Friends on repeat.
CDO (Chief Dog Officer)
Teddy, a graduate of Fortune Marketing Office Dog Training, has been recently promoted to CDO. He comes to Fortune Marketing with extensive knowledge in product testing (dog treats, optimal napping locations and stuffies). He has a lot of daily responsibility in greeting every guest and employee and walking them to their chairs. Much of Fortune Marketing’s success can be attributed to the presence Teddy has in our Social Media posts.
Teddy, born and raised in Kelowna, has future ambitions to stay living with Don and Holly where he receives his CDO compensation via room and board. He also gets a lunch break at the dog park!
Meet Our Licensed Realtors
Partner/Managing Broker | Fortune Marketing Realty Inc.
Holly, founder, partner and Manager of marketing and communications holds a diploma in Hospitality and Tourism with a Marketing major. Holly has foreign business travel experience and has held multiple management roles in hospitality, tourism and the legal world, which brings a plethora of knowledge to the Fortune Marketing team.
Managing Broker - Licensed Realtor | Fortune Marketing Realty Inc.
Diane, as our Fortune Marketing Realty Inc. managing broker - Licensed Realtor, brings many years of knowledge and experience regarding the real estate industry.
She has an extensive background in real estate development and international sales.
Her passion besides buying and selling real estate is ballroom, Latin, and country dancing. Along with interior design and her grandchildren.
Office Manager | Licensed Realtor | Fortune Marketing Realty Inc.
Jennifer wears many hats with Fortune Marketing. She is responsible for our accounting, office management and Gallery content. On top of that she is a Licensed Realtor® with Fortune Marketing Realty Inc. and assists with sales. She has been involved with conveyancing, web maintenance and Social Media. Jennifer has an extensive background in administration, including working for a 4 Diamond Resort.
Jennifer grew up in Revelstoke, BC and moved to Kelowna in 2012. In her spare time, she likes doing yoga, art, skiing, rock climbing and watching movies with her other half. Her number one love is her beautiful daughter!
Sales Manager | Licensed Realtor | Fortune Marketing Realty Inc.
Jena graduated from Okanagan College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Upon completion of that she became a Licensed Realtor® at Fortune Marketing Realty Inc. Jena holds the role as Sales Manager. She is responsible for managing all contracts and MLS listings. Along with that, she deals directly with purchasers, lawyers, mortgage brokers and our developers. Her position requires her to frequently visits all developments where she works with property specialists and assists in every deal.