Business and Technology Visionary
Leonard Brody has been called “a leader of the new world order” and was recently named one of top 30 management thinkers in the world. Brody is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy-nominated media visionary. Brody has helped in raising hundreds of millions in capital for startup companies, been through taking a company to a six billion market cap IPO, and has been involved in the founding and successful exit of numerous companies to date. In his compelling, customized talks — for clients ranging from the United Nations to Visa and Pepsi — Brody addresses the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all, and what to do about it.
After selling his company in 2009, Brody 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. The company owns assets such as 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 is one of the premiere concert promotion businesses in the world, seating hundreds of millions of people a year.
Currently, Brody is the co-founder and executive chairman of Caravan, a joint venture with Creative Artists Agency, the largest sports and entertainment agency in the world. He oversees the building of new ventures for some of the most well-known celebrities and political leaders in the world like Carrie Underwood, Tom Hanks, and President Joe Biden. Brody is also one of the proud owners of the professional soccer team Coventry City in England.
Brody is working on a new book in partnership with Forbes magazine, The Great Re:Write, based on the successful documentary series Brody and Forbes produced, which has already garnered an audience of over 7 million in the last year. He 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.