Fernando Borghese, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Fernando Borghese is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Media Solutions (DMS), the leading global martech company leveraging innovative, performance-driven brand direct and marketplace solutions to connect consumers and advertisers. In this role, Fernando is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the company, encompassing all lines of business. He has a successful track record of building high-performing teams that that deliver measurable impact for DMS within highly competitive industries. Under his leadership, DMS has achieved incredible year-over-year growth which has earned recognition on the Inc. 5000 list six years in a row.
For almost two decades, Fernando has established himself as a dynamic marketer, revenue driver, and problem solver, with broad experience working with startup, mid-size and Fortune companies, to create results-driven performance advertising solutions. Prior to DMS, Fernando was Executive Vice President at DMi Partners where he focused on developing performance based solutions for the firm’s clients.
Fernando’s drive and determination stem from more than 10 years of competitive rowing during which time he was a US National Champion and competed internationally. In 2016, Fernando co-captained Team DMS with company CEO Joe Marinucci to overall victory in Race Across America (RAAM) while also raising more than $50,000 in support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Fernando currently serves as a Board Member of LeadsCouncil. Fernando earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Trinity College-Hartford, and he resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and three daughters.