Rob Rodin

Rob Rodin

Rob Rodin

Director

Rob Rodin is the Chairman and CEO of RDN Group; strategic advisors focused on corporate transitions, customer interface, sales and marketing, distribution and supply chain management. (Customers include: GM, GE, US Navy, Avnet, Siemens, Simon and Schuster). Additionally, he serves as Vice Chairman, Executive Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee of CommerceNet which researches and funds open platform, interoperable business services to advance commerce. Mr. Rodin served for over 10 years as CEO and President of Marshall Industries (NYSE: MI) a global, industrial, electronics distributor and supply chain management company with over $2 billion in sales. Information Week Magazine highlighted Marshall Industries as the "World's Number One Company in the Use of Technology", and CIO Magazine recognized Mr. Rodin as one of the "Top 100 Leaders for the New Millennium". UCLA presented Mr. Rodin with the "Information Systems Award for System Leadership" and the University of Connecticut presented him with the "Distinguished Alumni Award" and elected him to the "University Hall of Fame". Mr. Rodin's best selling book, "Free, Perfect and Now: Connecting to the Three Insatiable Customer Demands", chronicles the radical transformation of Marshall Industries. The changes he led have been taught as case studies at Harvard Business School, Columbia University, USC, MIT, and Stanford University. Mr. Rodin’s Board activities include: the Board of Directors of Napster (NAPS)(formally Roxio) as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of CommerceNet, Board Member / Director of supplyFX, Board Member / Director of ALS Therapy Development Institute, Board Member / Director and Member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of SM&A (NASDQ: WINS), Director of Inter-tel (NASDAQ: INTL), Advisory Board of LASEC (Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission), Advisory Board of Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Magazine (CMP Publications), on the planning committee for Harvard and Stanford Presidents Seminars (YPO) and on University of Connecticut's School of Business Board of Advisors (Executive Council and Strategic Development Committee) as well as several private company advisory boards. Mr. Rodin formerly served on the Advisory Board of Distribution at USC, the Board of Directors of RosettaNet, as a Trustee of the W. Edwards Deming Institute, and President of NEDA’s (National Electronic Distribution Association) Education Foundation.

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