- Entrepreneur Magazine named Richard one of the Top 50 Digital Marketing Influencers of 2016
- INC Magazine named Richard one of the Top 8 Entrepreneurs on Twitter
- LinkedIn named Richard one of the Top Millennial Influencers of 2016
Richard Lorenzen is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in America and a top online influencer. Born as the child of a fireman and a journalist in Long Island, New York, Richard's interest in entrepreneurship and drive to achieve led him to start his first online business venture at the age of 15. His early dive into the emerging space of internet marketing allowed him to build a fast-growing online agency which became a launch pad for his career. He has been featured by Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post and Fox News as a thought leader in entrepreneurship.
As a serial entrepreneur and investor, Richard has built and sold multiple online media properties. Today he is the founder and CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, a public relations and digital media firm headquartered in New York. The firm has become known as one of the fastest-growing public relations agencies in America and serves clients in industries ranging from real estate and finance to technology, media and consumer products. He is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization for the top entrepreneurs in America.
He now spends significant time speaking across America about entrepreneurship to audiences ranging from high school students to CEOs. His mission is to share his expertise and experience to empower and inspire other young people to become entrepreneurs and to strive for their potential.
Richard serves on the YP Board of Friends of the Children New York, a non-profit that seeks to break the cycle of generational poverty among New York City's most vulnerable youth. He is also a regular contributor to Entrepreneur and Huffington Post.
In early 2015, Richard co-founded AchieveIconic.com, a blog that provides personal development advice and resources for entrepreneurs.