Howard Brodsky is Co-Founder, Chairman, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States; and the second largest private company in the state of New Hampshire. CCA is comprised of 14 cooperatives, serving over a million family businesses and 22,000 childcare centers in 4 countries, with aggregated revenue of over 10 billion. Brodsky is a world thought leader on the cooperative shared ownership business model. In 2019, he was the first American to be awarded the Rochdale Award, the Nobel prize of Cooperatives which is given once every 2 years to one person in the world who has made the most impact in cooperatives worldwide.
Brodsky was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, that recognizes individuals who make unparalleled contributions in advancement of the principles of cooperation in the United States. One of Brodsky’s other notable accomplishments was being inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame along with such notable people as Michael Dell and Starbucks’ Howard Schultz.
In 2020, he was named the Business leader of the Decade. In 2019, he received the Global Leadership Award from the World Affairs Council. Brodsky serves on many boards including Southern New Hampshire University, SoutionHealth, NCBA, Big Brother Big Sister and NHPBS and is Chairman of the Better Business Bureau. He also founded and is Chairman of Cooperatives For a Better World, a nonprofit operating in 14 countries. Most recently, Brodsky received an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters from the University of New Hampshire in 2021.