Everything Co-op with Vernon Oakes: Howard Brodsky

Howard Brodsky, Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners is interviewed by Vernon Oakes. Vernon and Howard discuss how he has used the cooperative business model to expand his cooperative partners, new ways to use social media to promote the cooperatives, and the organization he currently Chairs; Cooperatives for a Better World.

Howard Brodsky is one of the leading cooperative leaders in America. He Co-founded CCA Global Partners with Alan Greenberg in 1984, and has never wavered in his commitment to expand his business, and promote the benefits of cooperatives. Brodsky is passionate about moving the cooperative business model forward to help bring power and equality back to local communities. 

Brodsky was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals and companies who make unparalleled contributions in advancement of the principles of cooperation. One of  his more notable accomplishments was being inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, along with such people as Michael Dell and Starbucks' Howard Schultz. Brodsky is Chairman of Cooperatives for a Better World, and on the Board of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International.

CCA Global Partners' cooperative business model has a proven track record of empowering thousands of entrepreneurs to succeed in a marketplace that is impacted by widespread consolidation. More than 2,800 retail stores in North America and abroad benefit from CCA's leadership through its 14 different businesses. CCA members and franchisees are engaged in: flooring, lighting products, biking, nonprofit and more.