Francesco Rulli is the founder and the president of Film Annex,a leading online short film distribution, blogging, and film financing platform.
Rulli is a founding board member of Women's Annex Foundation with Roya Mahboob and Fereshteh Forough supporting Women's Digital Literacy, Sustainability, and Community Building.
Francesco Rulli is also the founder of MTI New York, a consulting firm, providing fashion related services to the top 200 North American fashion industries. Since 1995, MTI became one of the leading textile agencies operating in the United States.
Adding to his success in the fashion business, Rulli founded another company in 2002, Uncle Kimono & Mrs. Mudd, which served the fashion and design inspirations of John Malkovich. Three years later, Rulli founded and became the president of Phase One, a global sourcing, product developing, and garment manufacturing company now incorporated within the MTI group.
Francesco Rulli is also an active member of the Global Medical Relief Fund, an organization committed to bring hope and help to children who are missing or have lost the use of their limbs, have been severely burned, or are otherwise damaged due to the atrocities of war, natural disaster or illness.
Francesco Rulli is also a 4th Degree Belt Belt in Judo with over 30 years of competitive experience and sponsor of the New York Judo Open.
"Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è, bisogna che tutto cambi!"
"If we want everything to stay the same, then we need to change everything!"
Tomasi di Lampedusa
4th Degree Judo Black Belt
30 years of Judo competitions