Bruce Levinson is an entrepreneur and businessman, having founded multiple companies. One such venture he co-founded is United Communications Group, providing guidance, analysis and data services to clients from industries including energy, government contracting, banking, healthcare IT telecommunications.
At Revolution Cooking, he developed an advanced high speed cooking technology.
Early Life and Education
Bruce Levinson was born on 1st October 1949 in Washington D.C. He is best known as co-founder of United Communications Group – a business information provider for healthcare, mortgage banking, technology and energy – which offers business data services.
UCG was co-founded in 1977 with his partner Ed Peskowitz. They initially published an Oil Express newsletter to provide news on oil industry advancement, later expanding into other publications focusing on various sectors.
Levinson maintains a flourishing law practice in New York City and handles cases in Federal and State courts nationwide. Additionally, he is heavily engaged with charitable work through collaborations with organizations like Community Foundation of Washington D.C. and Hoop Dreams Foundation.
In addition to his entertainment practice, Mr. Williamson also represents non-profits and serves as chairman of the Do Good Institute at University of Maryland. With his wife he has funded educational initiatives for underprivileged children.
Recently, he represented Bam Margera in her race discrimination lawsuit against Universal and closed a nine-figure deal for “Squid Game” creators. Additionally, he handled matters for Octavia Spencer’s production company Orit, including an agreement for first look scripted television pact with Skydance TV.
He currently works at SGK as Senior Client Director and leads brand strategy engagements. Prior to this role, he held several leadership positions within Unilever where he honed his brand management expertise – among them were Brand Development Skin Care Director and Customer Marketing Excellence Manager roles.
Achievement and Honors
Levinson has earned a stellar reputation as both a director and producer. His films incorporate literary themes with intellectual insight.
Levinson and Peskowitz founded Oil Express from their one-bedroom apartment in Baltimore, Maryland in 1977. To promote it during a trade show in Houston they put copies of Oil Express under one thousand hotel doors at once, along with selling gasoline pump decals at $1 each.
Levinson and Tracy have also been actively engaged in several charitable causes. They have sponsored Federation trips to Israel as well as accompanied students on Birthright Israel trips, chairing the Anti-Defamation League Concert Against Hate event, and currently reside in Wimberley, Texas with two children and four grandchildren respectively.
Bruce Levinson is an award-winning pianist. His intelligence and fearless technique are often praised, winning him several international competitions such as Dublin International Piano Competition and New England Conservatory’s Gunther Schuller Prize.
Levinson achieved his childhood ambition of owning professional sports teams by purchasing the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers as well as Philips Arena operating rights in 2004. Additionally, he has invested heavily in technology companies through United Communications Group – an umbrella of business information companies.
Levinson identified during his career in both business and philanthropy the need for nonprofit leaders who lacked essential management skills, creating the Do Good Institute as a response to this need.
Bruce Levenson and Ed Peskowitz began building their fortune by founding United Communications Group (UCG), a business information provider founded in 1977. UCG owns and publishes several magazines such as Oil Express, Insurance Compliance Week, Radiology Coder’s Pink Sheet and Funeral Service Insider among others.
Purchase of the Brooklyn Nets allowed him to realize a childhood ambition and invest over $270 million into it since 2004.
Ranadive was a tech pioneer who revolutionized Wall Street trading by replacing pencils, papers, and runners with computers in the 80s. Additionally, he collaborated with both Community Foundation of Washington DC and Hoop Dreams as a philanthropist; along with his wife Karen they have three children together.