The Team

Leo Heffernan – Founder and Writer

Coming from Massachusetts, Leo Heffernan has constantly had his ears to the music world. His full library includes albums from Frank Sinatra and Bing Cosby to Lil Yachty, BROCKHAMPTON, and everything in between. Basically, he is a nerd, but for music and not rocket science. When he was 17, he began to review albums for his high school paper and has continued ever since. Now 21, he is putting his passion to the masses. 

Favorite Live Acts: Kanye West, Reel Big Fish, and Zac Brown Band
Favorite Album: The Low End Theory – A Tribe Called Quest
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Team: Boston Celtics

Colossus founder Leo Heffernan standing at the Cliffs of Moher

Chris Ciriello – Business Development

Music aficionado, Chris Ciriello has had his heart set on music ever since he got his first CD player. Moving from Norwood, MA to New York, Chris sought out to pursue his passion in the music industry. Having interned at Universal Music Group for Bravado and Def Jam Recordings, he has immersed himself into all areas of the industry, including digital, analytics, managing, and now blogger. Joining the Colossus team, he brings a wealth of knowledge for the business of music. Although his heart is in Hip-Hop, Chris considers himself a melting pot of all music with the likes of Pusha-T, Kenny Chesney, Tory Lanez, Sublime, and much more.  

Favorite Live Acts: Pusha-T, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky
Favorite Album: Recovery – Eminem
Favorite TV Show: Power
Favorite Team: New England Patriots