From Start-Up to Success: How MAGIIS CEO, Leonardo Gannio, Built Multiple Multimillion-Dollar Tech Companies

In the fast-paced world of technology and entrepreneurship, few individuals have achieved success and recognition as Leonardo Gannio, the Founder and CEO of MAGIIS, whose entrepreneurial journey highlights his exceptional ability to build and scale multiple multimillion-dollar tech companies. With MAGIIS as his latest venture, Gannio continues to leave a lasting impact on the transportation-for-hire industry.

Gannio’s first foray into entrepreneurship was marked by founding FixIt Urban Hardware Stores and Inventika, a leading digital agency for value-added technology resellers. He overcame the challenges of building a company from scratch with a clear vision and unwavering determination.

His most notable endeavor was AKTIO, a value-added technology distributor founded in 2004. Under Gannio’s leadership, AKTIO expanded its presence to seven countries and achieved revenues of $500M. In 2016, AKTIO was sold to the Fortune 500 and largest Global Technology Distributor headquartered in the US as part of its exit strategy.

Prior to AKTIO, Gannio held key leadership roles in renowned technology companies. He served as the Regional Director of South Cone 2003 for PeopleSoft Inc., where he was responsible for the overall operation and played a pivotal role in the mergers of JD Edwards Inc. and ORACLE Inc. in the region.

Gannio also held the position of Regional Director for the Mercosur Region (Brazil, Argentina, and Chile) at Lexmark International Inc. In this role, he focused on Corporate Printing Solutions and Consumer Retail markets, overseeing the overall operation of the region.

During his time as the Executive Director of Informix Software Inc. for Brazil and South Latin America, Gannio achieved the top three positions in worldwide market share leadership. He successfully conducted the merger of Informix Software Inc. with IBM, further solidifying his track record of strategic decision-making and business growth.

Gannio’s educational background includes a degree in Industrial Engineering and an Executive Education at Stanford University. This technical expertise, combined with his entrepreneurial mindset, allows him to create solutions that address market needs and push the boundaries of what is possible.

MAGIIS holds a prominent position in Leonardo’s entrepreneurial journey, serving as the flagship venture that exemplifies his visionary approach and transformative capabilities. MAGIIS is a tech-enabled market network platform specifically tailored for transportation-for-hire providers, representing a groundbreaking solution within the people transportation industry.

Recognizing the evolving needs and challenges transportation-for-hire providers face, Gannio developed MAGIIS to address these gaps and revolutionize operations.

The platform’s advanced technological capabilities empower transportation providers to modernize, engage with customers, and boost profitability. Through state-of-the-art automation, MAGIIS streamlines operations, resulting in heightened productivity and reduced operational costs. By replacing outdated manual systems and technologies with cutting-edge solutions, MAGIIS breathes new life into core processes.

An innovative approach to collaboration is the embedded marketplace MAGIIS includes in the platform, allowing providers to create an “Always Available Vehicle Experience” for their passengers while increasing profits for all the providers within the ecosystem.

Through MAGIIS, Leonardo has demonstrated his ability once again to identify industry needs and develop solutions that drive transformation. The platform’s innovative features and achievements solidify its value proposition and showcase Gannio’s commitment to empowering transportation-for-hire providers and propelling them into the new post-digital era. MAGIIS stands as a testament to Gannio’s entrepreneurial prowess and his dedication to creating disruptive solutions that empower business owners and contribute to the advancement of the industry.

Gannio’s ability to identify market opportunities, drive growth, and create innovative solutions has solidified his position as a visionary leader. Gannio’s companies have made significant contributions to the tech industry, both economically and socially, leaving a lasting legacy. His story serves as an inspiration for emerging entrepreneurs to embrace their own aspirations, reminding them that with determination and a commitment to innovation, they have the potential to succeed in the fast-paced world of technology and entrepreneurship. You can learn more about Leonardo by connecting with him via Linkedin or visiting the MAGIIS company website.