Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order”. He is an award- winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary. In his compelling, customized talks — for clients ranging from the United Nations to Visa and Pepsi — Leonard addresses the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all, and what to do about it.
Leonard is the Chairman of Creative Labs, a joint-venture with Creative Artists Agency, the largest sport and entertainment agency in the world. He is also one of the proud owners of Coventry City Football Club in England, and acts as principal in several venture capital funds throughout the world and is behind the financing and creation of dozens of startup companies a year.
A highly sought-after public speaker, Leonard has lectured at institutions such as Stanford, the G8 and the United Nations. His insight has been requested by companies such as The Financial Times, Warner Music, Dell, Visa and Pepsi, as well as, the governments of countries such as India, Israel, Ireland, Russia and South Africa.
Leonard’s work has been featured in such publications as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC and the New York Times. He is co-author of the bestselling books, Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Jurassic Park to Java, and Everything I Needed to Know About Business…I Learned from a Canadian. He is currently writing a new book in partnership with Forbes, called The Great Rewrite.
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.