Episode 2 · Published Jul 15, 2020
I was just looking for opportunities and I wasn’t afraid to do something that I didn’t know how to do.
By the age of six, Rodney Williams knew he was going to be an entrepreneur, and he hasn’t slowed down or stopped creating businesses since the day he started renting magazines to customers at his mom’s hair salon. His entrepreneurial drive has taken him on a winding journey through consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble – where he worked in the Pampers department and onto a “start-up bus” that resulted in the founding of his company LISNR. On the podcast, Rodney also talks to MCAAD President Kerry Healey about his latest endeavor, a fin-tech start-up called SoLo Funds. A serial entrepreneur, Rodney has gone on to win numerous awards, including Tech Entrepreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise, 2016; 25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 by Entrepreneur Magazine 2016; and Entrepreneur of the Year in Connected Communications by EY in 2017.
“I think the American Dream for me is that I'm going to go out and define my own world. I'm going to go out and define the environment that I'm going to be successful in and then, I'm going to be relentless…”