Business 100 – 2015

Fortuna, Kevin

Kevin Fortuna/Lot18 / Popdust

Kevin Fortuna is a technology entrepreneur. Currently, he is CEO and Founder of Lot18, one of the largest players in wine e-commerce, and Popdust, a digital media business. He is also the former president of Quigo, an advertising technology company that was sold to AOL Time Warner in 2007.

Fortuna graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and earned an M.F.A. in Fiction from the University of New Orleans, where he studied on a full fellowship.

His family hails from Cobh, County Cork, and his mother is an Irish citizen. Fortuna serves on the board of directors of Concern Worldwide, and his heritage has found its way into his writing. His debut collection of short stories, The Dunning Man, features an edgy cast of Irish and Irish American characters. The title story of his book is being made into a feature-length film.