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An exceptional visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist who has made a significant and positive impact on both the business world and society as a whole.

Bruce Bendell

Bruce's Unwavering Commitment: Fostering Global Business Connections and Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


As a prominent business leader in the city of New York for more than two decades, Bruce believes that companies should take responsibility for creating a strong and safe environment for all. As such, he has always been actively involved in various initiatives and organisations.

Bruce served on the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC under Mayor Mike Bloomberg for 12 years. During this time, he contributed his expertise and worked towards advancing the city’s welfare. He has also made significant contributions to organisations such as the Bronx, Queens, and Sunnyside Chambers of Commerce which aim to support local businesses and foster economic growth in their respective communities.

Bruce’s dedication to the betterment of his city extends to his involvement with the Queens District Attorney’s Business Advisory Council, where he worked under Judge Brown. Through this council, he offered valuable insights and guidance to ensure a strong partnership between the legal system and the business community.

Additionally, Bruce served as a retired director of the NY Law Enforcement Foundation, where he actively supported the efforts of law enforcement agencies in maintaining safety and security throughout the city. His role allowed him to contribute to the foundation’s mission of promoting effective law enforcement practices.

Bruce also served as a director for the Flushing Willets Point LDC (Local Development Corporation). The LDC focuses on promoting economic development and revitalizing the Flushing Willets Point area.


Bruce understands that being a business leader involves recognizing the potential of innovative ideas and supporting entrepreneurial ventures. He actively encourages his peers and colleagues to think outside the box, take risks, and explore new avenues of growth and development. By promoting innovative ideas, Bruce believes that businesses can drive progress, create new opportunities, and contribute to societal advancement.

He firmly believes that businesses have a role to play in addressing social and economic disparities. By actively investing in and supporting these communities, business leaders can make a tangible difference in people’s lives. Bruce encourages his fellow leaders to engage with underserved communities, identify their needs, and develop sustainable solutions that empower individuals and promote long-term growth.

Bruce’s commitment to his values is demonstrated by his founding of Big Block Capital Group, a family office that helps start-ups, entrepreneurs, and underserved communities find sustainability and growth. He then founded the Big Block Capital Impact Partners to support companies that make a positive impact on society and the environment. His first investment with the group was for Dome Headsets which through patented stereo bone induction technology which gave the hearing impaired the chance to hear, feel and experience music. He has also invested with Connected Spine which allows individuals with severe back pain to receive treatment in an outpatient same day facility.


Bruce has been involved in numerous community organizations. He is a lifetime international gold member of YPO, a global leadership community for business executives, and a charter member of the new prestigious Mosaic YPO Chapter. This Chapter now represents 250 members from over 26 countries. Bruce is a member of three YPO forums and is the current moderator for both a US based Real Estate forum and the Global Sports and Entertainment forum.

As a philanthropist and donor, Bruce has spent his life giving back to his community. He served as a trustee for Columbia Presbyterian NY Hospital Queens from 1999-2019 and as Capital Campaign and Chairman building YMCA facilities in Queens, New York and Long Island City. With this investment the facilities went from serving 1,500 children in garages to a multimillion dollar facility serving 10,000 children a few years. Bruce also founded the Unisphere foundation in Flushing Meadows and served as chairman until the net proceeds were donated to the NYC Parks Department Foundation.  

Bruce has built an ecosystem of companies and people filled with trust and innovation. His dedication to creating a better world through business and philanthropy is truly inspiring, and his contributions to society will continue to have a lasting impact for years to come. He continues to be proud of his three children who are following in his footsteps and giving back to society in their own unique ways.