Who Is Jim Piccolo?
Jim Piccolo is well known for his extraordinary vision in business leadership, wealth creation, and philanthropy. He has the uncanny ability to recognize promising market opportunities and act on them quickly to create thriving businesses.
Jim Piccolo’s broad business experience spans more than twenty-five years, and he has held impactful leadership roles such as President and Chief Executive Officer in a privately held multi-national manufacturing company as well as a publicly traded international marketing company with four wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States along with international concerns.
Jim Piccolo earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Nebraska, and during his time there he also excelled as a collegiate level athlete.
Since then, Jim Piccolo has created and acquired more than 40 innovative companies in which he maintains control or significant ownership interest, including Piccolo International University, Nouveau Riche, Real Estate Investment College, The Real Market Experts®, iWizard Holding, The Mortgage Store USA, Number Won Accountants, Inc. It, Synergy Shark, and many more.
Jim Piccolo has a plaque hanging in his office that he believes defines him as a leader, businessman, philanthropist and person—it says, “ NEVER, NEVER, EVER GIVE UP.” As the CEO and CO-Founder of the Nouveau Riche Corporation, Jim Piccolo has created a successful online business school that teaches entrepreneurs who to create wealth and success in their lives, much as Piccolo has done for himself. One of the educational building blocks of Nouveau University is passion, and it has flourished into a company that sparks passion with purpose in people. For this reason, Jim Piccolo coaches young entrepreneurs to simply follow their passion, and says, “I have made a commitment to create a life where I surround myself with purpose-driven entrepreneurs with passion. It has made a world of difference to me. I truly believe that you can’t soar with eagles if you hang around with turkeys.”
Jim Piccolo has also been acknowledged by many national publications, such as Success Magazine, for his work as one of the most recognized visionaries, innovators, and philanthropists of his time. Throughout his astounding career, Jim has gained worthy recognition as an exceptional and highly sought after mentor and public speaker. He has delivered educational, inspirational and motivational speeches to audiences worldwide in destinations such as, The U.S., Mexico, South Korea, Indonesia, Egypt, Thailand, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Tahiti, Antigua, Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas.
Jim Piccolo’s leadership experience extends beyond his impressive success in business, and he is also talented and experienced in martial arts. In fact, he has even spent time training elite military groups such as Black Ops, Special Forces, and Green Berets in martial arts to help them fine tune their focus and prepare for rigorous combat. Jim Piccolo counts this opportunity as one of his greatest experiences in life, and endeavors to apply what he learned from working with extraordinary soldiers into his business practices and his own personal life. Jim Piccolo says, “Business is COMBAT… that is how I attack business, and that is how I attack LIFE. I use this saying many times in my motivating of my team members in business. It is a saying that strikes to the core. It is a saying that leaves us with no alternative than to give it our all.”
Jim Piccolo believes that with wealth comes responsibility. In addition to his impressive business endeavors and success, he has also used his innovation and dedication to give back to his community and the world through many generous, charitable donations.
Jim Piccolo founded the Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation in honor of his father, who battled cancer valiantly but passed away due to the devastating disease. HIs foundation supports many children’s charities, such as The Rock, Judi’s House, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Help4Kidz, Help4Teenz, and other local charities and food banks.
Piccolo’s goal, simply stated, is to make a positive impact on our youth in order to make a positive impact on our future. The Foundation also connects entrepreneurs, donors, and volunteers all around the nation and gives people the opportunity to help the children and families battling serious illnesses.
What Do I Believe In?
Jim Piccolo is a man who believes in the power of dreams and passion, and is the living, thriving embodiment of the value of hard work and dedication. He gives back generously from his wealth, in order to better the world of tomorrow and encourages passion, innovation, and success for anyone who is willing to pursue a dream and work hard.
“I coach young entrepreneurs to simply follow their passion. I urge them to create a dream so real that they can see it in their mind’s eye; so real that they can describe it in Technicolor, smell it, taste it and carve it in stone. Then, gather as much information as they can from all the great leaders they can find and apply it as if it’s their individual style and character. Finally, find an opportunity, a vehicle to take them to their dream. Then, go to work! Understand that success is a journey, not a destination.” –Jim Piccolo