Howard Brodsky to Retire as co-CEO of CCA Global in October
Manchester, NH, March 23, 2022-After thirty-eight years, CCA Global Partners founder and co-CEO Howard Brodsky is retiring on October 1.
He will remain the chairman of the CCA board and involved in the company.
The board and the governance committee have well planned this retirement and transition to be seamless with Rick Bennet, who is and has been co-CEO for the last 14 years, taking the helm to lead CCA Global into the future.
Brodsky started the cooperative company with Alan Greenberg in 1984. Now more than 4,000 member locations, 30,000 childcare centers, and almost one million family businesses benefit from CCA Global's leadership through its 14 different businesses-Carpet One Floor & Home, ProSource, Flooring America and Flooring Canada, FEI Group, The Floor Trader, International Design Guild, Lighting One, savings4members, The Bike Cooperative, CCA Sports Retail Services, CCA for Social Good, Innovia Co-op, Lionsbridge Contractor Group, and Drive.
Brodsky’s leadership over almost four decades has built the organization into a multibillion- dollar company, one of the largest retail companies in America, and the fourteenth largest retail cooperative in the world. What surprises people most about CCA Global and Brodsky is that while he is the founder, chairman, and retiring co-CEO, he does not own a single share of the company. Because CCA Global Partners is a cooperative it is owned by the members, the individual business owners operating their individual family businesses.
Brodsky will continue to foster his legacy of a team-approach to helping family businesses grow and thrive in his continuing role as chairman of CCA’s board. He will continue board roles with the Floor Covering Industry Foundation, the National Cooperative Business Association, among several others. Brodsky is also taking larger roles in the global cooperative business community. He continues his chairmanship of the International Cooperative Alliance’s contributing working group to the G20 summit in Indonesia this year.