Media Executive, International Couture Designer, Business Man, Entrepreneur and Mentor
A celebrated leader who is credited as an international fashion designer, USMC Military Veteran and a respected media man, all while raising his daughter as a single Dad. Saenz has received various honors through his illustrious career, most recently honored as "The Ones To Watch" during Paris Fashion Week's FW19 showcase and being an official US Ambassador for Polished Man's Global campaign against child abuse alongside A-listers Alec Baldwin, Marc Jacobs, James Marsden, Chris Hemsworth, Joe Ingles and Zac Efron, as well as being selected as one of the Most Inspiring Latino alongside Roselyn Sanchez, Fonseca and Becky G. After a ten year run ending as VP of Multicultural Development & Strategy for the Los Angeles Times Media Group, Uriel is now serving as CEO of The US Lifestyle Group, a mass media space that showcases the rich cultural threads that go into weaving the American fabric, with distinctive editorial about the lives, people and stories that keep America moving forward.
Uriel Saenz is a prodigious visionary with a rare ability to create monetizable opportunities. His conceptual vision is focused on refined elements, attention to detail, social consciousness and faultless craftsmanship - all being the catalyst for him to gain an international “fashionista” fan base, heightened media influence and global recognition from his discerning colleagues. His designs feature a combination of sophistication, elegance and beauty and are coupled with interesting fabrications and textures, often borrowing from the past with a contemporary feel of the future. He has always had an unapologetic taste for luxury detailing - apparent in every piece. This is perhaps attributed to his first job working the grave yard shift at a luxury fashion trim house in his hometown of Los Angeles. He is as prolific as he is diverse. He was featured in Leaders Magazine as "2013 Leader of the Future", designs and oversees all aspects of product development of his American luxury Lifestyle brand, His wearable Avant-Garde collection has been seen around the globe.
All of this has allowed him to build rapid global brand equity and was voted Best Overall Clothing Brand in Lifestyle and Luxury by Modern Lux Magazine in 2010 and has been a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week catwalk participant. He is a natural born leader who gives back to the community - mentoring and judging fashion shows by students nationally. As VP at The Times, he was tasked with developing new targeted projects to reach multicultural audience (Latino, Asian, LGBT, Black, Women etc.). In this role he created The LA TIMES LDH AWARDS, an award show that celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Latinos in the US, LA TIMES Korean Globalization Awards, an LGBT special section and digital platform, and many other projects that gained the LA Times unparalleled heightened visibility with-in these communities, creating new revenue streams resulting in 90% new business.
Uriel Saenz has taken his work around the world, was selected featured American Designer in China and a Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week alum. He has been published through his multifaceted career in Hollywood Reporter, Vogue UK, Univision, Glamour, WWD and many other national and international publications, TV, Radio and News.