Brian J. Esposito
Ranked among the world’s Top 10 CEOs for 2020 in The World CEO Rankings Awards by Adria Management, LLC, Brian J. Esposito is the founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, LLC, (EIE). An award-winning serial entrepreneur and business leader, he is recently renowned for being a core part of an innovative team to build Nodle—the world’s largest wireless network and ecosystem of connected devices—and for one of his early businesses, which ranked among The Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. 5000 for six consecutive years. In December 2019, he was featured in The Corporate Investment Times, the next-gen investment magazine in the Middle East. With over 20 years of experience in high-profile executive roles involving complex business challenges and high-stakes decisions, Brian founded Esposito Intellectual Enterprises (EIE) in New York in 2013. Wholly owned by Brian, EIE currently has 65 entities within it and over 150 joint ventures that have been accumulated around the world over the last 20 years. To date, there are over 25 industry focuses and just one degree separating any industry or market that Brian may want to enter into and do business in. With a technique that he spent years perfecting, Brian connects not only the right people, but the right people at the right time. “Integrity is at the core of who we are and what we do at EIE. We strive to do good business with good people,” he says.
With more than 20 global locations, which include Dubai, London, Chicago, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco, among others, EIE sources and invests in some of the industry’s most exciting developments—beauty, fashion, technology, music, entertainment, charities, government, transportation, blockchain, crypto, IoT, eSports, hotel development, and much more. Brian’s specialty is taking a company’s vision and launching it into the market with the correct team and resources to ensure its success. “Time is our most precious commodity,” he says. “I have the ability to be a connector, but I also know when to stand back and let the magic happen, and to ensure that I am part of the upside of bringing those parties together.”
As a successful entrepreneur, Brian appreciates the obstacles that business owners often face, and it was his reputation for solving them that led to his founding EIE. “I’ve always built companies. Then people started to come to me to grow their companies, help them succeed or solve problems. I know a lot of people, have access to a lot of industries, and people knew this and wanted me to help them. That’s what led me to start my company and build joint ventures where I create value, but I’m also a complete resource for these businesses,” he says.
When potential partners come to Brian for assistance, he joins them with a company within his holdings that will be the most beneficial for them, and if they need to raise money, he can open those avenues through this vast network. “In this chapter of my life, this is what I love to do. I utilize my experiences, relationships, resources, and assets to work with establishments from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies—helping them create new opportunities and self-sustaining business models that can grow from positive cash flow, eliminating the need to raise capital,” he says.
As the company’s CEO, Brian’s job is to protect his own integrity, but also that of the firm’s holdings, projects, partners, clients, employees, and investors, while delivering value and win-win situations. “This means that I am always a man of my word no matter what, and no matter how long it takes,” he says. Brian is unafraid of creating and seizing business opportunities, expanding into new markets, and launching innovative products and services, but he also understands the importance of knowing who not to do business with. “Making money is a byproduct of doing great things with great people, and you can damage your entire reputation, integrity, and network by dealing with the wrong person,” he explains.
Brian’s commitment to helping entrepreneurs extends beyond the walls of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises. He has participated in over three dozen podcasts, in which he shares his journey and experiences. “I talk about the nitty-gritty and the reality of how hard it is to own and manage a business, dealing with banks and partners, etc. This really resonates with the listeners, the realness of it,” Brian says.
Brian J. Esposito
CEO and Founder
Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, LLC