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George Andriopoulos

CEO, Management Consultant, Public Speaker & Global Impact Leader

A father and husband first, George Andriopoulos is an established business executive, award winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker and community leader with a fierce drive for success and a mission to bring global impact through his work.  George is a proven veteran of the business world and has developed an outstanding track record of success in implementing strategies that elevate organizations in both financial and cultural success. After spending almost 10 years in high-level executive roles within the pharma industry, he began freelance consulting in 2011.  While independently consulting for a Fortune 200 insurance company, George received multiple awards and accolades for his work in cultivating sales and leadership training which spring-boarded him in 2013 to founding Launchpad Five One Six, a boutique management consulting firm. George and his team have achieved a tremendous amount of growth with Launchpad and have helped countless organizations implement new growth strategies and transform their companies. The quick growth of Launchpad Five One Six sparked the separation of its marketing division into a new entity.  In 2014 he launched Media Convergence, a creative marketing agency.  The first year of MC’s existence brought a myriad of high level clients to the company, including their first Fortune 500 client.  Since then, George has launched The reThink Tank (a think tank advisory board which focuses on bringing concepts to market and pro-bono organizational advisement) and acquired a partnership in Concierge 360, start-up tech company. George is also a sought-after public speaker, keynoting conferences and motivational speaking engagements across the country. He is a three-time TEDx speaker, speaking most recently on a Northern Ireland TEDx stage. In 2019 George became the licensee and executive producer of TEDxFarmingdale, producing the 2019, 2020 and the upcoming 2021 speaking event. He was the co-producer for a TEDxWomen in November 0f 2020. George recently signed his first book deal, due for release in 2022. Launchpad Five One Six built out their studio that same year and George premiered “The Launchcast,” a long-form conversation podcast centered around leadership. Every weekly episode features a guest interview and a thoughtful conversation on all things related to leadership, business, life, growth, and everything in-between.

George’s most rewarding roles have been his community based and charitable roles, particularly with Shannon’s Fight, a non-profit foundation that he and his fellow board members founded in 2011.  Shannon’s Fight was created and modeled in the image and vision of a young girl who was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer (rhabdoid) and lost her battle in early 2013.  Shannon’s Fight’s mission is to aid persons in times of medical crisis by providing financial assistance to the individual and/or the individual’s family.  George served as the founding President and currently holds the position of Vice-President.  He has since become a member of the Ronald McDonald Speakers Bureau and is a long-time volunteer for the Police Athletic League both as a coach and a director of basketball. George is a staunch supporter of the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying, The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), The Nicholas Center and Spectrum Designs. George is also an active Rotarian having worked directly with Gift of Life International children through the Rotary Club. He is a member of multiple boards and committees and takes active roles in every position that he holds. He has won numerous awards for his business accomplishments, leadership, charitable endeavors and his contributions to the community.

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CEO, Founder

  • Management Consulting
  • Growth Strategy
  • Corporate Turnaround

Launchpad Five One Six is a management consulting firm that focuses on helping companies evaluate and correct problems, as well as prepare for and execute their growth strategies.  They focus on areas of business such as organization, operations, sales, marketing, IT, and accounting.  Launchpad Five One Six has the ability, resources, and the innovative thinking to collaborate with companies of any size and produce change from within.

Managing Partner, Co-Founder

  • Web Design/Development
  • Social Media Management

Media Convergence is a full circle creative marketing agency that encompasses every aspect of marketing, both digital and conventional. Web design and development, social media management, graphic design, branding, video production, marketing campaigns, SEO, digital advertising (PPC), email marketing, print marketing and marketing consulting.


  • Concierge Services
  • Mobile App
  • Personal Assistant

Concierge 360 is a start-up tech company that provides on-demand concierge/personal assistant services to clients through a mobile app.  This on-demand concierge service is dedicated to enhancing the lifestyle of its clients by providing personalized concierge services with honesty, dependability and care.

Executive Producer

  • Speaking Event
  • TEDx Event
  • Keynote

TEDxFarmingdale is an independently organized TED event. TEDxFarmingdale was licensed to organizer George Andriopoulos who executive produced the inaugural event in Farmingdale in 2019 featuring 24 talks and a non-profit showcase. TEDxFarmingdale went on to produce a live-streamed full event in 2020 during the pandemic that featured 12 speakers recorded live at the Launchpad Five One Six Studios and 3 speakers on the remote TEDxFarmingdale stage in Chicago. TEDxFarmingdale is currently licensed for their 3rd event on October 9, 2021.


  • Podcast
  • YouTube Series
  • Facebook Live Show

The Launchcast is a long-form conversation podcast hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos. Every weekly episode features a guest interview and a thoughtful conversation on all things related to leadership, business, life, growth, and everything in-between. Oh, did we mention the fun and inspiration? Congratulations, you just won the podcasting search.

Advisory Board Member

  • Think Tank
  • Advisement
  • Concept-to-Market

The reThink Tank is a dual-purpose advisory board. A think tank that produces concepts and ideas for market and entrepreneurial concept advisement. Also a community outreach initiative that brings together teams to act as an ad-hoc think tank for the purpose of problem solving without the cost of a consultant. Examples of groups that the think tank advises: school districts, local municipalities, non-profits, etc.

Vice-President, Founding Board Member

  • 501(c)3
  • Non-Profit
  • Charity

The goal of Shannon's Fight is to provide individuals in medical crisis, as well as their families, with financial support.  Additionally, they may from time to time provide funding for research, or to other non-profits. Shannon's Fight is dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of all diseases and illnesses that we come across in our recipients, and to provide every individual an opportunity to receive the highest quality of care, as well as to support their families through the recovery process.


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Long Island Coalition Against Bullying Gala Honoree 2021

George Andriopoulos, CEO of Launchpad Five One Six was chosen as the 2021 honoree by the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying for their annual gala in October 2021.

The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying’s mission is centered on emphasizing the importance of bully free communities on Long Island through education, increased awareness and therapeutic outlets.

IAOTP Business Executive of the Year 2020

George Andriopoulos, CEO for Launchpad Five One Six and its subsidiary companies, Executive Producer for TEDxFarmingdale, Vice President & Founding Board Member for Shannon’s Fight Inc, and keynote speaker was recently selected as Top Business Executive of the Year for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership skills and innovative business instinct.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala in December 2020 for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

FHS Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Farmingdale’s Wall of Fame was initially established to honor distinguished Farmingdale High School alumni. Candidates for the Wall of Fame must have graduated from FHS at least ten years ago and have been successful in their academic pursuits. The 2018 Induction celebrates the three newest members to the Wall of Fame: George Andriopoulos, Walter Brem, and Victor Nelson.

‘Most Innovative Business Management Consultancy Firm 2017

Acquisition International, a renowned global business publication, hosts the 2017 USA Consultancy Awards, in which they look to commend those advisors and consultants who have demonstrated excellence within their respective fields.  Once a year they take the opportunity of profiling some of the most active and highly regarded consultancy firms from various jurisdictions and specialist areas, and award Launchpad Five One Six as ‘Most Innovative Business Management Consultancy Firm –- New York – 2017 USA Consultancy Awards’.

Kings of Long Island Award 2017

This event honors Top Long Island businessmen for their outstanding leadership and their contributions to the community.  The prestigious honorees have included Joseph Ficalora, CEO & President, New York Community Bank; John Buran, CEO and President, Flushing Bank and Lou Grassi, CEO, Grassi & Co.  This year’s honorees include Stew Leonard Jr. of Stew Leonard’s Supermarket Chain.

Top CEO Award

This award celebrates Long Island’s top executives, signature firms and organizations. It recognizes those who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, community service and diversity.

40 Under 40 Award

Since 1998, Long Island Business News has taken nominations for the top members of the business community on Long Island who are under the age of 40. These leaders of Long Island have distinguished themselves in business, government, education and the not-for-profit sector. They have a proven track record of career success, are involved in mentoring and promoting their profession and find time to give back to their communities.

Excellence in Communication Award

This inaugural event recognizes industry professionals for their excellence in marketing, communications, public relations, website and graphic design.  George was recognized as the first ever recipient for the Social Media Professional Award, due to the work and reputation of Media Convergence.

Best Business Consultant Award/New York Business Hall of Fame Induction

Launchpad Five One Six received the Best Business Consult Award for business consultancies in four consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).  The award is offered by the New York Award Program.  Recipients who receive the award in consecutive years are inducted into the New York Awards Business Hall of Fame, of which Launchpad Five One Six and George Andriopoulos entered for the Class of 2016.

Best Of Long Island Award

Launchpad Five One Six received the Best of Long Island Award in the services category for 2015.  Although the marketing division shifted to Media Convergence in June of 2014, Launchpad was grandfathered into the Social Media Agency category and received an overwhelming amount of votes to garner the award.  The award is offered by Long Island Press and presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

Founders Award

The Founders Award was created to honor the founders of AFLAC, one of the largest insurance companies in the world.  As a Fortune 200 company, AFLAC offers multiple awards to recognize the individuals who have helped to mold the company into the business powerhouse that it has become.  George received the award while independently consulting for the company in 2013.

Nominations & Other Honors

Presented a Citation by Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joesph Saladino for George’s selection into the Farmingdale High School Wall of Fame, recognizing his efforts that have greatly advanced the general welfare of the community and made a true difference in the lives of others.

Presented a Citation by Nassau County Legislatures Rose Marie Walker and James D. Kennedy for George’s selection into the Farmingdale High School Wall of Fame, as a person who has proven himself to be a person of accomplishment and commitment; a person who has the ability to affect a lasting impact on the organizations and oceans with which he is involved.

Presented a Citation by Nassau County Executive for George’s recognition as a 2017 Kings of Long Island Honoree, in fitting recognition and heartfelt appreciate of his dedicated and exemplary service to the community.

Presented a Citation by Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell for George’s recognition as a 2017 Kings of Long Island Honoree, as an outstanding citizen who is worth of the esteem of his peers, the County of Nassau, the Great State of New York and Our Great Nation on this sixth day of April, two thousand seventeen.

Awarded a Certificate of Appreciate by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone for George’s achievement as a 2017 Kings of Long Island Honoree.

As a co-op health insurance company, Health Republic Insurance of New York’s charter mandates that a majority of its Board are Member Directors. There, they provide organizational oversight and offer strategic direction on key business decisions.The 2014 Member Director nomination process began with over 170 members applying to be one of nine Member Directors. These nominees were then reviewed by the Nomination Committee of the Board for relevant experience and core competencies, narrowing the nominee pool down to 19 final candidates.  George was chosen and nominated to the final 19 candidates.  Due to time constraints and company responsibilities he withdrew his candidacy, but was extremely proud to be nominated.

George was voted to a Board of Directors position for the Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce in 2013.  The chamber was organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Babylon Town Area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper, with particular attention and emphasis given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the area.  He provided a huge spark to the chamber, teaming with the board to lead an initiative to host the first large scale event in the chamber’s existence.  He was later voted to a Vice-President position for 2014, before he stepped down to focus on Launchpad Five One Six.

While independently consulting for AFLAC in 2013, George was presented with multiple awards for his work with their Long Island office.  Amongst these awards were the Key Club Award, Triple Crown Award and more.


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