A Denver, Colorado start-up is currently challenging the trend of companies grappling with current supply chain issues, pandemic losses and rising inflation – and the secret to success may be related to the life story of the CEO of the company.
Brand Brain Media, a media and technology company based in Mile-High City, is currently exceeding expectations as other companies grapple with solutions to safeguarded seaports, rising costs and more worried consumers. more concerned with their money.
From the acquisition of Germ-Aide (a company specializing in alcohol-free hand sanitizer wipes) in October 2021 to the production of films, shows, documentaries, online platforms, non-fungible tokens (NFT) and artificial intelligence (AI) , Brand Brain Media continually diversifies its portfolio of entities and industries to cover a multitude of bases.
Despite a modest company size, the rapid ten-digit growth has earned the company the title of “unicorn startup,” a term coined in 2013 by venture capitalist Aileen Lee that relates to a private company valued at. or more than a billion dollars, despite the rarity of such a business venture.
At the helm of this courageous corporate ship is Eric Leopardi, a seasoned voice actor, military veteran and pioneer of several new ventures over the past decade.
Born in Ohio in 1988, Eric Leopardi is the son of Donna and Emmett Leopardi, and a cousin of Sandlot actor Chauncey Leopardi. One of six siblings, Leopardi was no stranger to the competition and started his acting career quite early.
âMy childhood was disjointed. We have been encouraged to compete and continually compared to each other. This is probably the root of my ambitious personality “
Eric Leopardi via Zoom After serving in both the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, Leopardi quickly rose through the ranks of voice acting, from auto dealerships to the most coveted niches such as McDonald’s, NBC, the NBA, Lexus and BuzzFeed. Its range and capabilities have earned it a spot on the coveted William Morris Endeavor (WME) roster.
Never one to do one thing at a time, Leopardi also founded ISDN To-go, a service that links the preferred ISDN technology for voiceovers to a remote service and frees the industry from being tied to the radius around. a recording studio. .
âISDN To-Go has truly been an unexpected success. I just wanted to do enough business to cover my own ISDN line. The first day, we had 54 registrations and for us that was a lot at the time “
According to Business Insider, Leopardi also founded the MICC Group in 2010, initially focusing on website design, but then expanded to encompass media production, marketing, advertising and agency roles. .
âI am really determined to bring the industry back to the United States. The supply chain delays we are seeing now are a great excuse to take action on this now â
Juggling so many things at once can be stressful, and Leopardi often finds solace in flying. A private pilot who got his license during the training of Brand Brain Media, Leopardi ties his love for the sky to his maternal grandfather, who flew UH-1 “Hueys” in the Battle of the Valley of Ia Drang in Vietnam.
âMy two grandfathers were a huge influence in my life. Flying allows me to connect with them and separate from work for a brief period.
As for ascending to new heights, the future direction of Brand Brain Media is unlimited, but the recently reported valuation of $ 1.03 billion in 2021 is a good indicator that we can expect that the he company continues to climb the record books.
âI am optimistic about the future, but I am concerned about the current direction. We need to support the business and reward success. I hope to see it become more popular in 2022 “