William Medici is a former intelligence operations officer, Army veteran turned entrepreneur, communications strategist, writer & producer, media contributor and philanthropist. William’s government and professional career has taken him to the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and across Europe including one of his favorite countries in the world, Italy.
William is the Chairman & Founder and Group CEO of TM Universal at Cheil Worldwide with 52 offices located in 43 countries and leads the Marketing Communications & PR agency with expertise across consumer packaged goods, food & beverage, retail & leisure, finance & cryptocurrencies, healthcare, entertainment & sports, travel & tourism, government & public sector, real estate, energy and technology. For more than a decade is he has become the trusted adviser to companies, trade associations, politicians including his expertise with content development and strategic communications.
Some of the clients that William has had the privilege to work with include Samsung, Virgin, Corona, Pfizer, NBC, Voya, TUI, Essel Group, Realogy, The New York Times, Philip Morris International, Lucas Bols, Ford Motor Company, Dow Corning, RTL Group, Unicef, Z Living TV, Retail Energy Supply Association, the Plastics Industry Trade Association, State & Federal Communications, Zee TV, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America and the National Park Foundation.
William is the Co-Founder of Elbow Grease Media, a vertically integrated content communications platform that revolutionizes the way brands engage with their stakeholders.
William is the President & Co-Founder of The Medici Foundation, a non-profit 501c (3), private foundation he leads together with his wife Lisa that promotes and provides opportunities in the arts. The foundation has sponsored a number of initiatives including Angelo Musco’s Illy Cafe Art Series, the Off-Broadway play entitled Bagabonds, the New York City International Film Festival as well as leading the historic landmark of Little Italy & Chinatown in New York City.
William is the President & Founder of Dolce- aka Dolce Channel, a leading international media company and OTT platform with over 2,200 hours of programming including feature films, documentaries, TV series, animation & specials and lifestyle programming.
His writing, producing and directing work includes feature films, documentaries and television series some of which include NBC’s primetime special, “Little Italy: Past, Present & Future,” as well as the TV series “American Dream(s).” He was the executive producer and host of “The Medici Roundtable” a one-hour live broadcast focused on current affairs. Click here to view William Medici’s TV & Film credits.
William speaks Italian, Spanish & Farsi and sits on the board of the New York City International Film Festival. He is a member and supporter of The American Legion, The Green Beret Foundation, The Association of the United States Army, CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, Humane Society of America, ASPCA, Wildlife Conservation Society, The SOF Foundation and The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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