Fortium Holdings Established Advisory Administration Staff for its Norr Sporting Items Subsidiary


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortium Holdings Corp. (“Fortium” or the “Company”) (OTC: FRTM), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Norr LLC (“Norr”), has entered into advisory agreements with three experienced leaders to assist Norr in its operations and growth into a significant player in the direct-to-consumer sporting goods industry. This follows Fortium’s recent announcement regarding the formation of Norr, representing Fortium’s expansion into the direct-to-consumer US sporting goods market.

Under the terms of the agreement, Norr’s day-to-day operations will be run by a seasoned team who bring significant experience and a long track record of success in the retail industry. The advisory team includes Brian McKinley, Alex Souetre, and Mike Burgess.

Each advisor brings a unique set of skills and valued experience to Norr.

  • Brian McKinley – Mr. McKinley will assist Norr in the management of Norr’s production and fulfillment operations. Mr. McKinley previously served at Motek Inc., where he assisted in the development and implementation of warehouse management solutions for many industries. Mr. McKinley provides operational software solutions and services to the warehouse and logistics industry via Left Foot Software LLC and Quality Logistics Outsourcing LLC.

  • Alexandre Souêtre – Mr. Souêtre will assist Norr with the creative design of Norr products in order to maximize product appeal to Norr’s key target demographic of young, action sports enthusiasts. Mr. Souêtre has been working for over 10 years as an art director and photographer in various industries, with experience as a designer for Boston-based NU-MARCOM magazine, a junior art director for the Paris-based advertising agency, Darewin, a film producer in Los Angeles, and currently as the art director for a number of other companies, including SOVRN Skateboards. Mr. Souêtre also consults for a number of companies, both domestically and internationally, on art direction and brand identity.

  • Mike Burgess – Mr. Burgess will advise the leadership team while helping oversee Norr’s integrated marketing strategy, which integrates branding efforts with a robust social media presence in order to drive interest and awareness for Norr products. Mr. Burgess has over 10 years of marketing experience working for companies such as The Berrics, as Head of Production, Commune Capital as Content Manager, and SOVRN Skateboards as the company’s Marketing Director.

“We are extremely fortunate to have secured and be partnering with such a deeply-experienced and highly-regarded group of leaders,” stated Richard Horgan, Chief Executive Officer of Fortium. “With the close collaboration and advice from such a talented group of individuals, combined with the rapidly growing popularity of the action sports market, we believe that Norr is extremely well positioned to quickly achieve its goals of attacking this robustly growing market with the formation and expansion of Fortium into the action sports world.”

“I am excited to partner closely with Richard as we execute on the plan to establish Norr as a household name within the action sports market,” stated Brian McKinley. “By leveraging Fortium’s public company platform, Norr will be positioned with the resources and exposure needed to grow Norr into a major brand known for its focus on providing high-quality, yet affordable products. We look forward to assisting Norr to launch its first product line of skateboard products and expect to help Norr rapidly expand the scope and reach of Norr’s lineup to other major sporting good categories over time.”

“I am very excited to advise the Norr team,” added Alex Souêtre. “I am excited to help establish Norr as a brand known for developing and offering exciting, on trend designs with a wide range of consumer appeal. I passionately believe in developing high quality, affordable products that Norr’s consumers will enjoy as a means to further expand its market for action sports.”

“I am thrilled to once again join forces with Brian and Alex as advisors to Norr,” commented Mike Burgess. “Norr’s focus on action sports and skateboarding specifically, create an exciting opportunity to develop and launch some differentiated content to a passionate and growing audience of skateboarders. We are excited to assist Norr rapidly, creatively, and strategically establish and scale its brand awareness to the market.”

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About Fortium Holdings Corp

Founded in 2021, Fortium is a diversified holding company with two wholly owned subsidiaries: Elysian Premium Corp. (“Elysian”) and Norr LLC (“Norr”). Elysian is establishing a nationally distributed, luxury cannabis brand with a vertically integrated, “seed-to-store” business model. Norr is a direct-to-consumer focused action sports company that will provide quality sporting equipment at affordable prices through platforms like Amazon. Norr’s goal is to help today’s youth overcome the barriers to entry into the action sports industry.

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