PHOTO BY JAI LENNARD

PHOTO BY JAI LENNARD

Chantel Valentene, is a successful brand builder & creative director. Born and raised in New York City, she co-founded RESIN, which launched in Barney’s New York and counted Fred Segal, Bloomingdales and other as partners. Using the knowledge gained building her company she expanded her reach and clientele. Chantel then worked directly with Jessica Simpson as she built her billion-dollar empire, with Rebel Wilson to launch her body positive brand, which was recognized as an industry leader in the space, and also on a privately held company which NPD Group touts as the #1 Junior Fashion brand in America. Working with partners in the United States, Italy, Australia, Korea, China and more, Chantel has also helped her clients to expand manufacturing and global distribution.

Recently combining her love of self-empowerment, enterprise and human connection, Chantel co-founded Start Today OmniMedia. Their media outlet, the Start Today podcast, highlights personal stories that explore how, often times, ‘the best things in life are on the other side of fear.’