Eric Leopardi

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Eric Leopardi

Cincinnati, Ohio
Eric Leopardi image.JPG
Born (1988-11-01) November 1, 1988 (age 33)
NationalityItalian - American
CitizenshipUnited States
Education
  • Golden West College
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Harvard University
Occupation
  • Co-Founder & CEO at The Micc Group
  • Co-Founder & Chief Engineer at ISDN To-Go
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Marketing Consultant
Known for
  • Voice Actor at William Morris Endeavor
  • Voice Actor at NBC/Universal
Height5’9”
RelativesChauncey Leopardi - Cousin
Websitewww.themiccgroup.com
www.ericleopardi.com

Eric Christopher Leopardi (born 1 November 1988) is an American TV Producer, entrepreneur, voice actor, Investor, and consultant. Leopardi is the founder of Brand Brain Media, one of the top 3 advertising agencies in Denver, as well as ISDN To-Go, Lewpr, and The Micc Group.[1][2]

Leopardi is an experienced tech CEO, entrepreneur, TV Producer, and international business consultant. During his career, Leopardi launched startups in numerous industries and has worked with several high-profile clients including NBC/Universal, NBA, McDonald's, Lexus, Bellator MMA, Buzzfeed News, and others. Leopardi is a former Voice Actor and Producer at William Morris Endeavor and promo voice for NBC/Universal.[3] He is best known for his work on Suits, Hot in Cleveland, Go On, Fashion Stars, 2 The Maxx, Burned, and Up All Night.[4]

Leopardi is an international marketing specialist and credited for his contribution to the expansion of international companies from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Europe into the North American market. His experience reaches across several industries including apparel, technology, SAAS, and E-Commerce.[5]

One of Leopardi’s companies, The Micc Group, was listed as one of 2019’s Largest Veteran Owned Businesses by Denver Business Journal. Leopardi was featured in Forbes in February 2021 for closing Bellator MMA’s first-ever NFT deal with Billionaire investor Mark Cuban and UFC Fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.[6][7][8]

Early life and education

Leopardi was born on 1 November 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Donna and Emmett Leopardi.[9] He started his acting career when he was six years old resulting in being homeschooled through primary school. Leopardi was a Voice Actor and On-Screen actor for several Television & Radio campaigns such as McDonald's, Pringles, Lexus, Chevrolet, USA Basketball, Skechers, Disney, and others.[10]

In 2009, while working as a voice actor in California, Leopardi attended Golden West College, whose long list of notable alumni includes UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, Actresses Vivica A. Fox and Michelle Pfeiffer, as well as pro athletes such as Jonathan Uyloan, Glenn Parker, and James McDonald. Leopardi was a Fullback on the Rustler Football team alongside future Rose Bowl champion and New England Patriot wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei.[11] He majored in Criminal Justice pursuing an Associates of Science degree.[12]

Leopardi went to Palm Beach State College, where he played Center for the Panther ACHA Hockey team as well as serving as the team President.[13] He majored in Economics pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.[14]

Leopardi enrolled at Harvard University earning a Masters of Liberal Arts in Nuclear Deterrence and International Security.[15][16]

Leopardi attended law school in California at William Howard Taft University, Taft Law School, earning a Juris Doctorate degree and provisional registration with the California Bar Association.

Career

Leopardi started his acting career in 1994 when he was six years old as a child voice actor. He worked for over two decades signing with William Morris Endeavor (WME), during which he also assumed the roles of Executive Producer and Producer. Leopardi remained with WME (William Morris Endeavor) until the shut down of their Voice Over department in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[17]

In 2010, Leopardi Co-founded The Micc Group, a marketing and advertising firm based in Colorado. During his time leading the firm, Leopardi worked on the development of sports marketing strategies valued at over $40 Million per year as well as numerous eCommerce launches, sponsorship activations, and broadcast campaigns. He negotiated and managed big-box retailer relationships including with Walmart and TJX companies. Leopardi left The Micc Group in 2017 to serve as Vice President of North America for eCommerce startup Hotsuit--a client of The Micc Group--but returned as CEO in 2020.

In 2012, Leopardi was selected by NBC/Universal as a network promo voice. He worked for three years with NBC and was involved in the making of several shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Suits, Hot In Cleveland, Hot Guys Who Cook, Fashion Stars, Go On, and Rookie Blue.[18]

In 2014 Leopardi co-founded ISDN To-Go, a communications technology company, designing ultra-low latency IP to ISDN bridging technology for the Voice Over and audio production industries.[19] He served as Chief Engineer for three years working with telecommunications giant Centurylink to develop new wireline infrastructure for ISDN To-Go in Colorado before selling his ownership stake in 2017.[20]

Also in 2017, Leopardi stepped away from The Micc Group to join Hotsuit, a China-based Athletic Apparel startup, as Vice President of North America. He worked with Hotsuit for over two years, during which he was responsible for the expansion and management of their internationally patented nano-silver fabric technology in North American. Under his leadership, Hotsuit revenue in North America grew to over $54Million per year attracting a barrage of legal attacks from apparel giant Underarmour.[21] To date, none of the lawsuits filed against Hotsuit by Underarmour have been successful.[22]

In 2019, Leopardi Executive Produced “2 The Maxx” on NBC Sports Network with Superbowl record holder and former New York Giants wide receiver Ron Dixon. Working with Dixon’s former NFL agent Milo Collins, the three secured producing sponsorships and product placement agreements worth millions, as well as a long list of celebrity guest-stars. Slated to air in mid 2020, the premier of “2 The Maxx” was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[23]

Also in 2019, Leopardi founded Brand Brain Media, a vertically integrated media organization with investments in SAAS, Production, Technology Development, PR, Manufacturing, and other categories.

In 2021, Leopardi co-founded “LEWPR”, a robust Software as a Subscription technology aimed at streamlining corporate workflows.

In 2021, Leopardi earned Billionaire status heavily due to his ownership in his brainchild Brand Brain Media.[24][25][26]

In 2022, Leopardi began investing in the equestrian industry, founding Leopardi Equestrian Ventures and purchasing multiple olympic sport horses. In June of 2022, Leopardi and partner Kaitlyn Moneer announced the acquisition of “Hippisch Centrum Montfort”, a more than 45,000 square foot equestrian center in Montfort, Netherlands.[27][28][29]

Awards

In 2019 The Micc Group was named as one of the Largest Veteran Owned Businesses in Denver by Denver Business Journal.

In 2020, Leopardi was selected by the Marketing & Advertising Conference (MADCON Vegas) as one of 2020’s top 100 Marketing & Advertising Leaders, though the conference was ultimately canceled due to COVID-19.

In 2022, Lewpr was shortlisted as one of the 20 smartest inventions of 2022 by Time Magazine.

In 2022, Brand Brain Media was selected as one of the 50 most trustworth companies in the USA by Sillicon Valley Review.

In 2022, Lewpr was voted one of the 20 “smartest companies of 2022” by Silicon Valley Review.

Personal life

Leopardi has three brothers and two sisters named Roger Leopardi, Jay Leopardi, Emmett Leopardi, Crista Leopardi, and April Leopardi.

He is the cousin of Chauncey Leopardi, known for playing Michael “Squints” Palledorous in the 1993 film The Sandlot and more recently as the founder of the premium cannabis brand, “Squints”.

Leopardi is a second-generation Pilot. His Grandfather, Chief Warrant Officer Don Reynolds, was a helicopter pilot with the United States Army’s 1st Cavalry division in the Ia Drang Valley during the Vietnam war. Reynolds earned multiple Bronze and Silver Stars as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross posthumously for actions taken while flying the “landing zone X-ray” mission depicted in the 2002 Paramount Pictures film “We Were Soldiers”, starring Mel Gibson and Sam Elliot. Research for production of the film uncovered records that ultimately lead to the posthumous award.

Leopardi is currently dating professional equestrian rider Kaitlyn Moneer and recently announced a move to Montfort, Netherlands alongside Moneer.[30][31][32]

In the media

                                

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