William Medici is a former intelligence operations officer, Army veteran turned entrepreneur, communications strategist, writer & producer, media contributor and philanthropist. William’s government career took him to the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and to one of his favorite countries in the world, Italy. His memoir will be published in 2018.
William is the Chairman & Founder of TM Universal at Cheil Worldwide, a marketing communications agency with expertise across finance, consumer packaged goods, food & beverage, retail & leisure, healthcare, entertainment & sports, travel & tourism, government & public sector, energy and technology. Some of the clients that William has the privilege to work with include Samsung, Virgin, Corona, Pfizer, NBC, Thomson, Philip Morris International, Ford Motor Company, Dow Corning, Essel Group, Unicef, Retail Energy Supply Association, the Plastics Industry Trade Association, State & Federal Communications, Zee TV, Lucas Bols, Z Living TV Network, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America and the National Park Foundation.
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 the historic landmark of Little Italy & Chinatown in New York City as well Angelo Musco’s Illy Cafe Art Series, the Off-Broadway play entitled Bagabonds and the ongoing support of the New York City International Film Festival.
William was the President & Founder of Dolce- aka Dolce Channel, a leading international media company with over 2,200 hours of programming including feature films, documentaries, TV series, animation & specials and lifestyle programming. He sold the company in 2016.
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, 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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