Fortune International Announces Several Key Promotions
by Fortune International
Posted: 2018-01-22 15:32:38 EST

CHICAGO — Sean J. O’Scannlain, President and CEO of Fortune International, the parent company of Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Lobster Gram, Fortune Imports, Coastal Seafoods and Chef Martin today announced several senior level promotions.

Mark Palicki has been promoted to President of Fortune Fish & Gourmet and will oversee the distribution/processing companies in Bensenville, IL and Minneapolis, MN. Palicki joined Fortune Fish & Gourmet in 2006 as the Vice President of Marketing and built a comprehensive marketing plan for the company. He also ran the Gourmet Division of Fortune Fish & Gourmet and developed several successful private labels.

Jon Novak was promoted to President of Fortune Fish & Gourmet Minnesota and the two Coastal retail stores in the Twin Cities. Novak was previously the Director of New Markets where he successfully opened several new markets for Fortune Fish & Gourmet developing detailed sales and logistics plans.

Ana Cabral has been promoted to Vice President & General Manager of Fortune Gourmet. She will oversee the gourmet division within Fortune Fish & Gourmet. Cabral was previously the Director of New Business Development for the Gourmet Division and was in charge of the import portfolio.

Michael Bryan has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Development of Fortune International and CEO of Lobster Gram. Bryan began consulting for Fortune in 2015 advising on overall growth and acquisition strategies, and in March of 2017 he assumed his CEO role with Lobster Gram after assisting with that acquisition. He has thirty-four years of professional experience which includes two successful start-ups and extensive M&A experience.

“As we continue to grow as a Company, I look at how we got here, and I am proud that through that progress we have developed some really talented leaders. It is an exciting and strategic time right now 2 for Fortune and with these internal promotions and the addition of Mike Bryan we have the right people in position to continue our growth,” says O’Scannlain.

O’Scannlain will continue to serve as President and CEO of Fortune International, with each of the Presidents/CEOs of the subsidiaries within Fortune International reporting directly to him. These promotions will allow O’Scannlain to focus on the overall growth strategy of Fortune International while directing each leader of the subsidiaries and guiding their direction.

About Fortune International

Fortune International is the parent company operating Fortune Fish & Gourmet in Bensenville, IL and Minneapolis, MN, Fortune Imports, Chef Martin’s Old World Butcher Shop Sausage, the Coastal retail stores and Lobster Gram. Fortune Fish & Gourmet is a full-service processor and distributor providing white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs, elegant hotels and gourmet retail stores with the finest quality fresh, live and frozen seafood and gourmet foods. Fortune handles more than 10,000 seafood and gourmet products, selected to exceed the high standards embraced by their quality focused customer base. Fortune currently services customers throughout the Midwest United Sates with a fleet of refrigerated vehicles and nationally through FedEx and common carriers. Fortune Imports is a global procurement subsidiary, focused on importing products based on the key principals of ethical, sustainable and superior quality. Chef Martin Old World Butcher Shop Sausage is a complete line of food service and retail sausages created in small batches, using all-natural ingredients and authentic recipes. The Coastal retail stores are “The Twin City’s Best Fish Markets” located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Paul Minnesota. From selling the very first Lobster Gram in 1987, Lobster gram has grown its on-line offerings to include frozen lobster tails, steakhouse quality meats, fresh seafood, appetizers, desserts and unique gourmet items. Since 2001, Fortune International has brought innovation to the food business, consistently raising the bar for integrity, quality, sustainability and service. To learn more about the company, visit,,, or call 630.860.7100.

Source: Fortune International