Elisabetta (Eli) Brollo was born in Milan, Italy. She has engaged in a wide variety of business experiences over
the past twenty years.
As an Intern for the Commission of the
European Union in Brussels, Belgium (1992), Eli gained early
insight and expertise in computer systems setting up a new database
of European Union agricultural subsidies.
For five years (1992 to 1997), she led a multi-cultural team building computer models to
forecast world energy supply and demand for AGIP S.p.A. (part of the
ENI Group) in Milan. Her ability to manage complex systems and
culturally diverse employees helped lead her to publishing the results
of her analyses in energy industry magazines. Also, working in the
Investment Evaluations Department, she created financial models to
project future cash flows while evaluating project feasibility.
After earning her MBA degree from the London Business School (London, UK) as well as studies at
Haas School of Business (Berkley, CA), Eli joined The Boots Company
(Nottingham, UK), the country's leading health and beauty retailer,
with a variety of marketing responsibilities, including: market and
consumer research and evaluation of new product launches,
monitoring of work progress and hiring of support staff, and directing
advertising efforts for new product lines.
During the course of her work with The Boots Company, Eli
began analyzing the potential markets outside the UK, developing
strategies for launching products particularly in China.
Fascinated by China, in 2002 Eli moved to Shanghai. Until 2011, she has managed
both her personal life as a mother of two daughters as well as her
professional responsibilities as a real estate investor (world wide) and
residential property rehabilitator. She bought properties in dire need
of major renovation, did the interior design, and, on occasion,
managed the rental units once she had transformed the homes into
comfortable and affordable living spaces. Several of her properties
were showcased in interior decorating magazines.
Eli is best described as a "life-long learner." She never stops
devouring important information, some of which is quite technical, in
order to improve her family and professional life. In early 2012, with
her love for photography and videography bubbling to the surface, Eli
decided to invest in a new business, one that would allow her
the time-freedom and financial security she wants so that she may
work at home and spend more time with her children. She purchased
a franchise from Home Video Studio, Inc.®, based in Indianapolis,
Indiana (USA), to start her own video production business in the
Anchorage, Alaska market. In April, 2012, she took advantage of the
extensive training provided by Home Video Studio, Inc.® and
successfully completed their Basic Training program at the world
headquarters in Indianapolis, and Advanced Training in Las Vegas, followed by Advanced Training every year since.
Eli Brollo's passion for business, and particularly her passion for a
creative endeavor such as video production and editing, has led her to this new
In 2014 Eli was the recipient of the Home Video Studio Worldwide "RISING STAR" award, and also received a Hanley® Award for Best Sports Video, together with nominations in several other categories, including Best Wedding Video and Best Memorial Video.
In 2015, Eli received a Hanley® Award for Best Documentary for the film "The Nome-Golovin 200: Legacy Of Champions", a documentary on the history of the oldest snow machine race in Alaska, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. "Legacy Of Champions" is available from www.arctic200.com
In 2018, Eli was the recipient of a Hanley® Award for Best "Backlot" video (in team with Howard Hong and Craig Peterson), and a Hanley® Award for Best Use of Post-Production for the video " A Hogwarts Dream", as well as nominations in several other categories.