Gabriel Serrato-Buelna is one of Southern California’s leading PR and branding experts for lifestyle and nonprofit sectors. Since founding Serrato + Co in 2009, he has guided dozens of companies and individuals to success through traditional publicity campaigns and media efforts, creative branding strategies, high society events, out-of-the-box ideas, and a work ethic that doesn’t quit.
While Serrato-Buelna has received numerous honors and accolades over the course of his career, two achievements truly put him on the map as a media expert and Orange County Icon. In 2010, OC METRO selected him as one of their “40 under 40,” an annual list of top business professionals under the age of 40. He was also featured in the coveted OC Modern Luxury “Man of Style” Issue in 2013.
Serrato- Buelna’s career began long before he opened his own firm. He has over two decades of experience in the public relations field. His resume includes publicity, promotion and production roles at Speedvision Network, FOX Latin America, FOX Broadcasting Company and EM&A. Most notably, he was a partner at Fifteen Minutes, a media agency specializing in consumer lifestyle, entertainment, celebrity representation, niche markets and special events with offices in Los Angeles and New York City.
In addition to his passion for PR and his varied clientele, Serrato-Buelna is equally enthusiastic about his philanthropy work. He is an active participant in a myriad of local and national causes including Oceana, The Mission San Juan Capistrano, South Coast Repertory, The Chance Theatre in Anaheim, Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, Healthy Child Healthy World, Southern California’s Operation Helping Hands, The Trevor Project and Lauren Bush’s FEED Bags. He also worked on the 2002 campaign for Congresswoman Linda Sanchez.
He donates his time to local universities and colleges as well, lecturing on the principals of PR. He has frequented his alma mater, Chapman University, as well as Loyola Marymount University, California State University Fullerton, and University of California Riverside.