LIEUTENANT REBEL - CO-FOUNDER
Working at the crossroads of fashion, fitness and entertainment, Rachel Maltese has been connecting the dots for brands for over 10 years. Whether it is with VOGUE, Barneys, Equinox or the ACE Hotel, Rachel’s eye for flawless execution and ear for impactful storytelling has sparked events, collaborations and partnerships that bring brands to life for consumers, media, thought leaders and trendsetters.
Her knowledge and relationships have put Rachel front and center at IMG/Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and The Grammy Awards, shaking up the scene with countless clients. In today’s social sharing economy, Rachel has also built brand experiences for GQ, Essie, Opening Ceremony and Havaianas that keep twitter buzzing and Facebook like-ing.
As social media speeds continue to accelerate across all of the industries Rachel works and plays in, another passion surfaced: unplugging. This soon led Rachel to her newest role at Folk Rebellion. Rachel manages Operations and Sales.
Rachel lives in Cobble Hill with her husband Mario, her son Luca and two dogs Bella and Luna, all of whom keep her busy enough to stay digitally unplugged at least 1 hour a day.