Owner and CEO
Gian is not only a savvy businesswoman. She is also a noted philanthropist and the mother of twins. Gian serves on the board of multiple local non-profits and believes in the philosophy of 'paying it forward.' She has dedicated herself to paving the way for other young female entrepreneurs aspiring to create their brands. She leads seminars and workshops to share the knowledge gained through her experiences. She exemplifies achievement through hard work, dedication, and commitment.
Gian Durand is a New Orleans native. She received a BA from Xavier University in Political Science and went on to earn her JD from Loyola University. Although prepared for the courtroom, Gian’s career took a different path... she established the Durand Group in 2005.
The Durand Group hosts several businesses within its portfolio, including Loving Hearts. Loving Hearts services parishes throughout Louisiana, delivering healing through the heart with behavioral health and personal care services. Durand Food Services (DFS) has become one of the largest minority-owned produce vendors in the southern region. She understands the importance of reliable performance and fast response times in business.
Gian has redefined young entrepreneurship. Throughout her enterprises, quality is vital. She produces sustainable products and consistently offers unrivaled results. She succeeds in developing cost-effective and practical solutions her clients can rely on.