Fernando Borghese, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Digital Media Solutions

Fernando Borghese, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Digital Media Solutions


Fernando Borghese is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an industry leader in providing end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help clients grow their business and realize their marketing goals. In this role, Fernando is responsible for the day to day leadership and management of the company, encompassing all lines of business. He has a successful track record of building high-performing teams that that deliver measurable impact for Digital Media Solutions and its award-winning vertical-specific brands within highly complex and competitive industries. Under his leadership, DMS has achieved incredible year-over-year growth, which has earned recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

Over the past 16 years Fernando has established himself as a dynamic marketer, revenue driver, and problem solver with broad experience working with startup, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies to create results-driven performance advertising solutions. Prior to DMS, Fernando was Executive Vice President at DMi Partners where he focused on developing performance based solutions for the firm’s clients. 

Fernando’s drive and determination stem from more than a decade of competitive rowing experience where he was a US National Champion as well as competed internationally. In 2016, Fernando co-captained Team DMS with company CEO Joe Marinucci to overall victory in Race Across America (RAAM) while also raising over $50,000 in support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Fernando earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Trinity College-Hartford.  He resides in in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and two daughters.