Leigh Kessler VP, Communications
Prior to joining BIS Global, Leigh was VP of Branding at Motionsoft, a fitness management software and billing firm where during his run, the company was named to the INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America for five straight years and received multi-year recognition in the Deloitte Fast 500 for Fastest Growing Tech Companies. Prior to that, Leigh’s background includes agency and client-side branding and consumer insight research, where he has overseen and informed corporate, policy and campaign research and branding strategies for clients including Microsoft, McKinsey and Co. Johnson & Johnson, Duke Energy, GE, Monsanto, Friends of the Global Fund, Democracy Corps, NARAL, Kraft, TUMS, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Broadway, the NY Department of Health and New York City Center.
His "field work" as a researcher also includes being in the trenches of the stand-up world where he spent 7 years headlining for audiences across America. He is a recognized expert on pop-culture who has appeared on numerous TV shows including VH1's "Best Week Ever", CNN's "Showbiz Tonight", Discovery Channel & Sirius Radio. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Brandeis University.