August 1, 2023

Partner Profile: John Fransella, FHG Managing Partner

Meet John Fransella, a talented designer and entrepreneur from the vibrant city of Miami, FL. As the Foxes Hospitality Group (FHG) Managing Partner and Director of Concept and Brand Experience, John brings a wealth of expertise in crafting exceptional brand and product experiences, reflecting his deep-rooted love for the convergence of art and business.

Partner Profile:  John Fransella, FHG Managing Partner
John Fransella, FHG Managing Partner

Throughout his illustrious career, John has collaborated with a diverse array of clients, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. His early work involved designing packaging and advertising for esteemed wine and spirits companies like Korbel Champagne and Kenwood Vineyards. Later, he transitioned seamlessly into the digital domain, designing immersive experiences for renowned brands like Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Exxon, Southwest, Etihad, and T-Mobile.

Most recently, John has been instrumental in helping companies build strong internal organizations, defining objectives, key results, and optimizing teams and systems for seamless execution.

John's latest venture is Foxes Hospitality Group, co-founded alongside FHG partners Gretchen Fleck and Alec Norton. Together, they harbor a passionate commitment to elevating the appreciation of wine and cocktails through captivating experiences and shared discovery. In his capacity as Managing Partner, John oversees Concept and Brand Experience for FHG's internal initiatives and consulting practice.

His commercial work has graced the prestigious San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and earned accolades from W3 and HOW. Additionally, he has shared his invaluable expertise on Visual Design as an instructor at General Assembly and has been invited to present on branding at the esteemed SXSW conference.

Having lived in culturally diverse cities, including Miami, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Austin, and having traveled extensively to over 30 countries, John now calls Steamboat Springs his home, alongside his wife, Sarah, and mini-Bernedoodle, Ruthie.

Next time you visit Foxes, make sure and say hi to John, and have a chat about an unwavering commitment to creating memorable experiences.

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