An IT Executive and Entrepreneur, Rodney has spent the last 20 years working on his IT management career and real estate business. Rodney hails from a working-class family in southeast Kansas and moved to Wichita in 1993.
Knowing no one, living in a one-bedroom apartment and working at a fast-food restaurant, Rodney attended Wichita State, where he got involved in student life and a fraternity which eventually helped Rodney create a network and a place to call home. After graduating with Honors from WSU, Rodney chose to pursue the military instead of graduate school. Rodney did a short stint in the US Army and then returned to Wichita to begin a family and working on the IT industry.
Rodney has since moved on to own Cana Wine & Cocktails – craft cocktail and wine bar and Shift Auto Society – a country club for car guys, both in downtown Wichita, with plans set to acquire more commercial real estate in the near future in downtown. Rodney enjoys a challenge and continues to grow his side businesses while balancing out his day job helping customers leverage IT investments with business objectives.
Rodney went on to get his Masters of Management of Information Systems from Friends University and has been honored as a WBJ 40 under 40 and Wichita State Senior Honor Man.