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Leonard Mack is a Information technology professional and serial entrepreneur based in the Columbus, Ohio area.
Leonard is a self-starting innovator who is a goal-driven professional with a proven ability and general passion for information technology. Enthusiastic about making technology work for people while thinking outside the box and finding creative ways to solve problems and develop effective solutions.
Leonard has proven experience with implementing technology in the areas manufacturing, financial services, transportation and logistics while integrating technology in all areas of business and commerce.
Leonard started his entrepreneurial ventures when he was 7 years old going door to door selling random rocks he collected in his yard. He offered them for 10 cents a piece or two for a quarter. He only managed to sell two – for a quarter.
Throughout his life he spent many days working with his father, a successful attorney based in Akron, Ohio. There he gained a great work ethic and extensive experience in the law.
While in high school and working part time in his dads law office, he consulted businesses and professionals (mainly accountants, lawyers and doctors) on their I/T needs and fixing their computer systems. At this point, all of his I/T experience was self-taught.
Leonard attended the University of Akron where he focused on Business Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Law. While attending college, he came up with a business concept of a cybercafe. He opened the Hard Drive Cafe, one of the first cybercafes in the USA, in the summer of 1997. He sold it five years later and returned to consulting and then moved to Columbus to take on various roles in the I/T industry.
Leonard has worked with and consulted hundreds of companies, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, on their information technology needs.
Leonard has also started up or been part of many start-ups and businesses. Everything from retail kiosks in malls, electronic music events, a record label, radio stations, fund raising organizations for non-profits, vinyl decal manufacturing and many more. Most were grown and sold or merged into other businesses.
In his spare time, Leonard enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and camping, flying his airplane, travelling and always looking for adventures. His previous adventures have included: spending the sunset lounging on the beach of a wilderness island off the coast of Florida watching packs of wild horses gallop up and down the beach. He pilots his airplane on many adventures including to places just to eat lunch and then fly back home. He has portaged a canoe in the Boundary Waters area of Minnesota for 4 miles between lakes on a 10 day wilderness adventure in the northern tier. When he was 18 he drove a car from Los Angeles, California to Akron, Ohio following part of old Route 66. While on horseback he herded up cattle on a ranch in Colorado. He has been in a traffic jam on the M1 in England on his way to spend the night in a castle in the Northern United Kingdom. He had his picture on the front page of USA Today, in the New York Times and dozens of other papers across the country. He talked to the President of the United States on the phone, played Charades in the private residence of the Ohio Governors Mansion with the Governors family and managed political campaigns and maintains a 100% win rate. He has been backpacking in the Grand Tetons and Appalachian mountains, rappelled off a cliff in the Appalachian mountains and gone white water rafting in 3 different states. He has gambled in Las Vegas and won money, been deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and visited Area 51 in the Nevada desert, but didn't see any UFO's. Leonard has also been the guest of the Bahamas government flying by private airplane touring many of the islands and experiencing the local culture and becoming familiar with all the Bahamas have to offer.