Honoring Achievement Inspires Greatness


GK Brand was retained to do the following:
Brand name analysis and linguistic evaluation, digital strategy, positioning, web design and development, content development, photo-shoot and brand launch.

The entrepreneur

Stephen Sokoler is the Founder, President & CEO of Altrum Honors. GK first began working with Stephen’s first company in 2007, Stephen purchased the Financial Division forming a new company, Icon Recognition which we branded and created the website. As President of Icon Recognition, Stephen spearheaded the acquisition of The Gifted Portfolio as well as the merger with Don McDonald, creating Altrum Group. From 2009 to 2011, Stephen continued to expand the international business for the Altrum Group, opening offices in London, Montreal, and Hong Kong. In late 2011 Stephen moved to Australia to open Altrum’s fifth office in Sydney. After returning to New York, Stephen rebranded Altrum Group as Altrum Honors, with their mission to inspire achievement worldwide.


Stephen is an entrepreneur whose business ventures began at a young age. He ran several successful companies throughout high school and in college and in 2006, Stephen opened and operated Society Bar & Restaurant in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Stephen holds a degree in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he was a Founder’s Scholar. He studied in England, France, Italy, and a full semester in Madrid. Stephen enjoys travel, reading, exercise, and basketball. He grew up in Douglaston, New York and currently lives in the West Village in New York City.

Altrum Honors

Altrum Honors core purpose is to inspire greatness worldwide and it is to this end that they passionately set out every day. The mission is to revolutionize the way people honor and appreciate each other and they are working very hard to fulfill that mission.

Altrum Honors is the global leader in awards, recognition programs, and financial deal gifts. They have raised the bar industry-wide with our passion to go above and beyond and deliver truly inspiring solutions for their clients.

With a 40-year track record of providing an exceptional client experience, they help dynamic, global organizations recognize potential and cultivate employee engagement. Clients see the results in reduced turnover, increased revenue, and enhanced brand loyalty.


Studies show that a highly engaged workforce produces three times the growth rate than that of lower-engaged workforce. Reason enough to start a conversation with Altrum Honors today. Find out how your company can turn extraordinary achievement into business as usual. Contact Altrum Honors: http://www.altrum.com/contact

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