The Fortress Accelerator

A GROWTH CATALYST ON YOUR TEAM WHEN YOU NEED THEM MOST

Every organization goes through seasons when the in-house human capital just can’t get the company to the next level given time, resource and talent constraints. The Fortress Accelerator provides an injection of entrepreneurial leadership to drive that next phase of growth. The not-so-secret “secret sauce” they bring to each engagement is the ability to leverage the full power of the Fortress engine as part of the relationship.

Humility
Client success obsessed

HOW IT WORKS

We match your organization to one of our seasoned executives with a high-growth background and place them fractionally on your leadership team to drive growth and transformation. They act as the “tip of the spear” to move your most important strategic initiatives forward while the Fortress team acts as their go-to execution team. Since they are playing a fractional role in your organization for a short window of time (typically 6-18 months), you get world-class firepower on your team for the monthly cost of an admin.

THE MILESTONE-BASED MODEL

What makes the Fortress Accelerator so effective for the right types of organizations is that we earn a majority of our compensation on the outcomes (revenue, profits, growth, equity value increases) of the engagement. Other than a modest monthly base fee, you only pay us when you get paid handsomely for our catalytic impact on your business. It’s a shared-risk, shared-reward relationship that puts both you and us in a mutually aligned relationship.

INTRIGUED?

If you’d like to explore if the Fortress Accelerator is right for you, watch this introductory video and feel free to request a complimentary WhiteBoard Session with one of our Entrepreneurs In Residence.

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      SENIOR designer

      Full Job Description

      Fortress is a fast-growing digital marketing and branding agency headquartered in Chicago that has worked with clients ranging from global corporations like Nike, Jordan, All-State, Acura, athletes, and celebrities like Kevin Hart, Steph Curry, prestigious universities, startups, and everyone in between. We believe in putting family first, being team players, staying humble, and being obsessed with our clients’ success. We provide a unique and energetic culture that fosters creativity and camaraderie.

      We’re currently seeking a full-time Senior Designer to join the team and work out of our Chicago, IL office. The right person for this position sees the bigger picture while remaining passionate about the details.

      You’re knowledgeable and skilled in Web, Branding, large-scale marketing campaigns, and more. You’re a jack of all trades in creative software, but you also have a passion for design beyond the screen. You understand that great design is in the nuance—that subtle cultural references should be woven into the things you create and every project should be approached with the end-user at the center of it. You love working on a team with diverse perspectives and you’re willing to learn from as well as build up those around you. At the core, you’re a problem solver with a knack for making things look good.

      WHAT YOU’LL DO

      • Contribute to various projects in web, brand identity, and print across multiple industries
      • Collaborate and ideate with the design and marketing teams, while also giving and receiving feedback on designs
      • Create presentations and asset kits to be delivered to team members, clients, and partners
      • Present your creatives to clients with the ability to back up your ideas, while also being open to new ideas and critiques

      WHAT YOU’LL BRING

      • 3-5 years of experience working in design and digital marketing
      • A strong portfolio with a diverse array of work and a strong foundation in basic design principles (typography, layout, color, UX/UI)
      • Problem-solving and storytelling abilities
      • Multi-tasking and prioritization skills
      • Experience working in Adobe CC and Figma
      • 3D, Animation, Video Editing, and Photography is a plus
      • A collaborative mindset
      • A good sense of your own design and visual style
      • Attention to detail
      • A passion for growth and a never-ending curiosity

      Job Type: Full-time

      Benefits:

      • 401(k)
      • 401(k) matching
      • Dental insurance
      • Flexible schedule
      • Health insurance
      • Paid time off
      • Professional development assistance
      • Vision insurance

      Schedule:

      • 8-hour shift
      • Monday to Friday
      • Weekend availability

      Supplemental Pay:

      • Bonus pay
      • Commission pay

      Ability to commute/relocate:

      • Chicago, IL 60642: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

      Experience:

      • Graphic design: 6 years (Required)
      • Web design: 4 years (Required)

      SENIOR DIGITAL STRATEGIST

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