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NEW YORK, NY (January 9, 2016), Empire Global Ventures LLC (EGV LLC) today announced the appointment of three industry leaders to the firm’s team to support EGV’s advanced business directives and to provide greater services to both its domestic and international client base.

Helen Allen, Giselle Fernandez, and Liz Leff have been selected to assist EGV in building their clients’ business across various sectors and borders and to build awareness about clients’ brands through earned media and influencer events. Giselle Fernandez, a five-time Emmy award-winning journalist, producer, filmmaker and Latin media-marketing entrepreneur, has joined EGV as Senior Director, Media & Entertainment. “Giselle’s decades of experience in building successful cross-border business and media platforms is unparalleled,” says Sam Natapoff, President of EGV.

Her former roles as President and Co-Owner of Dynamic Direct marketing, a fashion line available in leading chains both in the US and Mexico, and as Managing Director of Creative World Talent Management have provided her with first-hand experience onbuilding business relations with South America. Ms. Fernandez will advise clients on media relations and entertainment industry matters as well as on US-Mexico business relations.

Life Science and Healthcare industry leader Liz Leff has joined EGV as Senior Advisor for Biotechnology and Medical Devices. Ms. Leff has done product rollouts and effectuated countless partnerships and negotiated multi-national revenue generating contracts for pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, molecular diagnostic companies, and medical device companies. She currently is the Corporate Relations Director for the National Kidney Foundation. “I am delighted to join EGV as an advisor with their medtech and biotech clients, says Ms. Leff. “Alexandra and Sam have strong relationships around the globe and an impeccable reputation for helping their clients succeed.”

In addition, EGV has tapped Helen Allen to be Senior Director of Culture and Communications. Named by Crain’s New York Business as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in 2007, Ms. Allen has launched several businesses and provides strategic planning, marketing, and public relations for a variety of corporations and individuals. She brings over 20 years of experience in building both individual and brand recognition through branding and social media initiatives, media placement, influencer events, etc. “I’m honored to become a part of the highly accomplished and talented Empire Global Ventures team,” said Ms. Allen. “EGV has such an exciting roster of innovative clients that are working to truly affect change in the world, and I am looking forward to working with many of these companies to expand their reach and market share.”

Alexandra Stanton, CEO of EGV adds, “With Helen, Giselle, and Liz on the team, we have expanded our base of expertise and are able to service our clients in a more thoughtful and well-rounded way.” At EGV we provide the fullest suite of desired business services to our clients, and the addition of these three exciting and accomplished professionals will directly advance our clients’ successes.”

Compliments of EMPIRE GLOBAL VENTURES LLC – a member of the EACCNY