CHAIRMAN & CEO – JIM PICCOLO
Jim Piccolo has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nouveau Riche since he co-founded it in 2000. Mr. Piccolo brings with him a unique combination of business leadership, experience, vision and philosophy. Above all else, Piccolo believes in building relationships and treating people fairly and with respect. This philosophy has served him well.
In November of 2004, Mr. Piccolo was featured in Biz AZ Magazine as one of the “Coolest Places to Work”. Piccolo’s broad business experience spans more than twenty-five years, ranging from President and Chief Executive Officer of a privately held multi-national manufacturing company to a publicly traded international marketing company with four wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States and international concerns. Piccolo, known for his vision, has the uncanny ability to recognize market opportunities and act on them quickly to create thriving businesses. In the last few years alone, Mr. Piccolo has created and acquired nearly 40 innovative companies in which he maintains control or significant ownership interest, including Nouveau Riche, The Real Market Experts®, Nouveau Riche Academy™, iWizard Holding™, Number Won Accountants, Inc. It, Inc., and many more.
Mr. Piccolo has been acknowledged by many national publications for his work as one of the most recognized visionaries, innovators, and philanthropists of his time. Mr. Piccolo has gained recognition as an exceptional and highly sought after public speaker and has delivered educational, inspirational and motivational speeches to audiences worldwide in destinations like Maui, Acapulco, Cozumel and Cancun (Mexico), Seoul (South Korea), Bali (Indonesia), Cairo (Egypt), Bangkok (Thailand), Cape Town and Phinda (South Africa), Sydney (Australia), Munich (Germany), Bora Bora, (Tahiti), Antigua, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, as well as hundreds of domestic venues.
In 2007, Mr. Piccolo created a charitable foundation, The Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation, named for his late father who passed away in 1987 after an agonizing but brief battle with cancer. The foundation supports many children’s charities, including Starlight Foundation™, Help4Kidz, The Rock, and Judi’s House. The foundation also focuses on promoting volunteerism among families and youth, providing a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities for youth.