Leonardo “Leo” Rodriguez, MBA

Title: Owner, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Atalait
Location: Santa Fe, Cuajimalpa de Morelos, DF, Mexico

Leonardo “Leo” Rodriguez, MBA, Owner and Chief Executive Officer at Atalait, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in management.

Mr. Rodriguez became involved in his profession due to the influence of his father, who was an electrical engineer and teacher his entire life. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in engineering, electronics and communications from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration in international management from Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2006, both in Mexico. He also received a Master of Business Administration in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona in 2006. Notably, Mr. Rodriguez joined Atalait in 2011, where he remains to this day, starting out as the vice president moving up to the chief executive officer and general manager. Over the past six years, he has helped grow the company by tenfold in income and the employees by fivefold, since the first year the company has been profitable.

Mr. Rodriguez began his career as a contact center manager and product manager of Microsoft in Mexico in 1999, remaining until 2003. He then became a business manager at Hewlett-Packard from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he joined EMC Computer Systems, where he held the positions of inside sales director for Latin America and a small and medium business director for Latin America until 2011. As a testament to his success, Mr. Rodriguez was named EMC Regional MVP Latin America in 2007 and Microsoft Regional MVP in 2002. Looking ahead, he aims to first become an entrepreneur and then build the company while staying in Mexico. What drives him is the fact that technology can help everyone. He attributes his success to the structure of the companies he has been a part of and he has used what he has learned from his prior professional experience. Also, he credits his family for raising him in a diverse, hardworking environment.

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