Leo Resig

Leo Resig, Co-Founder & CEO, Atmosphere TV
ROI Podcast Episode 211

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Leo Resig is the Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Atmosphere, the world’s leading streaming TV service for businesses. 

A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Management, Leo tested a range of career paths — everything from screenwriting to personal banking — before discovering digital advertising in its nascent stages in 2002. He cut his teeth on the agency side as a digital media Ad Ops manager in Hollywood at Crew Creative. He then joined Gorilla Nation (now Evolve Media), on the publisher side with roles in ad operations and graphic design. 

Leo and his brother, John Resig, started theCHIVE.com in 2008 as a one-stop shop for viral photos and videos. theCHIVE became a global lifestyle movement and CHIVE Media Group became the umbrella company for theCHIVE.com, their eCommerce business The Chivery, a 501c3 non-profit called Chive Charities, and streaming OTT app, CHIVE TV. 

The brothers spun the idea for Atmosphere TV over beers at a local bar, after realizing that the experience of consuming content on TV’s outside the home could be elevated. This was the birth of CHIVE TV, which became the flagship channel within Atmosphere’s streaming platform, which now houses over 50 TV channels. 

Along the way, Leo also went on to co-found a golf apparel company called William Murray Golf with Bill Murray and his brother John. He also launched a top 50 US-brewery called Resignation Brewery in 2014 selling KCCO Beer. Philanthropy has always been important to Leo and he and his brother established Chive Charities in 2011 which has helped raise and donate over $20M to help individuals with rare medical disorders, veterans, and first responders. 

Family has always come first for Leo. He is a proud father to two amazing children and husband to his wife, Tiffany. Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leo now resides in Austin, TX by way of Chicago and Venice Beach

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