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Leonard Brody Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a Two-Time Emmy Nominated Media Visionary
Business speaker Leonard Brody is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling business author, and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary. As Canada's leading business innovator, he has been hailed as "a controversial leader of the new world order" and has been named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. He has also helped in raising millions of dollars for start-up companies, has been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history, and has been involved in the building, financing, and/or sale of five companies to date.
Brody's insight has been requested by companies such as Forbes and Warner Music, as well as the governments of countries such as India, Israel, Ireland, and South Africa. He has spoken at conferences throughout the world, and his work has been featured in such publications as Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and the New York Times.
After selling his company in 2009, Leonard became the president of the Innovation and Digital Group for the Anschutz Company, one of the largest live sport and entertainment businesses in the world, owning assets such as stadiums like the O2 Arena in London and Staples Center in LA; sports teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Galaxy and the Los Angeles Kings; and today, one of the premiere concert promotion businesses in the world seating hundreds of millions of people a year. Leonard also acts as principal in several venture capital funds throughout the world and is behind the financing and creation of 20-30 startup companies a year.
Leonard is currently the co-founder and executive chairman of Creative Labs, a joint venture with CAA (Creative Artists Agency in LA), the largest sports and entertainment agency in the world. Leonard oversees the building of new ventures for some of the most well-known celebrities and political leaders in the world. He was previously the president of the Innovation and Digital Group for the Anschutz Company, which he took after selling his company in 2009.
A highly sought-after public speaker, Leonard has lectured at institutions such as the G8 and the United Nations. His work has also been featured in such publications as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, BBC and the New York Times. Leonard is currently writing a new book in partnership with Forbes, called The Great Re:Write, based on the successful documentary series Leonard and Forbes produced. It has already garnered of more than six million views in the last year.
Leonard holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queens University, a law degree from Osgoode Hall and is a graduate of the Private Equity Program at the Harvard Business School. He is also the proud owner of the professional soccer team Coventry City in England.