Howard Brodsky is a world leader of co-operatives and a prolific American entrepreneur. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest cooperatives in the United States with sales of over 10 billion. CCA Global Partners services 20,000 childcare centers, 2,000 nonprofits, and services over 1,000,000 independent family businesses.
Brodsky was the first American to be awarded the Rochdale Award, the “Nobel Prize of Cooperative Business” awarded every two years to an individual who has made the greatest impact in cooperatives worldwide. Additionally, he received the Business Leader of the Decade Award, Global Leadership Award by the World Affairs Council, inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. Brodsky is the Founder and Chairman of the Cooperatives for a Better World, a worldwide non-profit, which aims to scale the global cooperative movement. Brodsky serves on the Board of Directors for SolutionHealth, Southern New Hampshire University, National Cooperative Business Association, and Chairman of the Better Business Bureau. Brodsky is a published author and his theory on business can be seen on the highly rated TEDxtalks. Brodsky holds a B.A in Economics from Wesleyan University and received an honorary degree of Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of New Hampshire.