After working for 12 years at NASA and managing a 5 billion dollar science budget, Omar de Frias walked away from a $200,000 a year job to follow his passion for cigars.
From inception, Fratello Cigars has earned 90+ ratings in all major US publications and has been featured in over 30 publications including The Washington Post, Tobacconist Magazine, Cigar Aficionado and CigarSnob.
THE FRATELLO TEAM
OMAR DE FRIAS
After working at NASA for 12 years and managing a 5 billion dollar budget, Omar de Frias walked away from a $200,000 a year job to follow his passion for cigars.
Since 2013 Fratello Cigars has earned 90+ ratings in all major US publications and featured in over 30 publications including The Washington Post, Tobacconist Magazine and Cigar Aficionado. Omar loves dancing salsa, grilling and playing basketball.
With over 12 years of experience in Marketing across Europe and the United States. Mariela was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and lived in Madrid Spain for 10 years. Mariela joins the Fratello family June 2015 immediately adding value to the growing brand. Mariela loves to rescue animals, traveling, enjoy good food and drinking wine with her friends and family.
A marketing professional and college professor with 14+ years of experience; Denis, feels right at home working the digital scene, having previous experience with Amazon and eBay stores, blogs, websites and social media. He joined Fratello Cigars in late 2020 with the mission to help keep the Fratello Brand growing. Denis enjoys hosting a podcast with his friends and playing video games in his spare time.
Todd joined the Fratello team in May of 2022, he is a sales and customer service professional bringing nearly 15 years of cigar retail experience. Todd always delivers honesty, integrity, and passion in everything he does: “If you don’t have passion, then nothing else matters.” Todd enjoys bicycling, hiking, the beach, hosting dinner parties, and pairing Fratello cigars with agave spirits when he's not working.
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Gabriel is a multimedia designer with over 10 years of experience in sales and customer service; Gabriel prides himself in doing his best to deliver great results, having worked for companies such as Expedia, Casa de Campo and Hard Rock. Gabriel Joins Fratello cigars on September 2021 believing in the vision Omar and his team have created for Fratello.
We are always looking to produce great quality cigars year after year. That’s why we work with two of the most renown tobacco factories in Nicaragua and Dominican Republic.
Joya de Nicaragua, was established in 1968, is the first premium handmade cigar manufacturer in Nicaragua. They are in the city of Estelí, in what has come to be known as the tobacco capital of the world.
La Aurora, was founded on October 3rd, 1903 and today is the leading cigar factory in the national Dominican market, with successful brands that are sold in more than sixty countries all around the world.
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