Jamie Warren, President
Jamie Warren was destined for this business. As a fascinated kid, he read the ads in magazines more than the articles. He founded Forte’ in 2003 after a decade of agency, production, radio, and television work. He’s responsible for company wide strategy, account supervision and business development. A Renaissance Man with perspective, he is well traveled internationally.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham and Parent Advocates Down Syndrome. He is also a member of Vistage—the world’s largest CEO roundtable organization. In 2008, his peers in the American Advertising Federation-Birmingham honored him with the “Ad Man of the Year” Peak Award. He was named to the 25th Class of The Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2009. He’s a member of Leadership UAB, 2012.
He holds a B.A. in English from Furman University. Outside of work: Iron Tribe Fitness, general aviation, playing music, great food, an amazing wife and three energetic sons.
Throughout his career, he’s increased the volume in these industries:
- Retail (upscale positioned)
- Non-Profit and Cause Marketing
- Consumer Products
- Business to Business Services
Chris Goldschmidt, Brand Strategist
Energy and fresh thinking is what marketing is all about. As Creative Director, Chris brings all this to Forte’s creative process—and much more. A former agency owner himself, Chris has won two different Best of Shows in the Birmingham Addy Awards for his creative work, as well as Best of Shows in several other markets around the country. In addition, Chris’s work has been featured in AdWeek, Millimeter, and Print Magazine. However, if you ask where Chris’s passion lies, he’ll tell you it’s in helping clients achieve objectives in new and innovative ways. When he’s not at the agency, Chris rides herd on his three kids or flogs away at his newest novel.
Throughout his career, Chris has had a profound impact on the marketing success of a broad array of clients, including:
- Retail, including franchise operations
- Financial, banking and insurance
- Real Estate, commercial and residential