Rodney Williams is the CoFounder & Chief Commercial Officer of LISNR, the leading Ultrasonic Data Platform, powering payments across the customer journey globally. Williams has inspired an entire enterprise technology market as LISNR leads the use of ultrasonic technology for mobile payments. Rallying up over 40 industry awards, LISNR has landed major partners like Visa, Synchrony Financial, Ticketmaster, Intel, and Equinox Payment terminals as they drive a better payment tool for merchants and consumers. Rodney has been recognized with numerous awards, including Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 in 2012; the Ernst & Young EDGE Award in 2013; Cannes Gold Lion award in 2015; Tech Entrepreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise, 2016; 25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 by Entrepreneur Magazine 2016; Entrepreneur of the Year in Connected Communications by EY in 2017; Ebony’s Power 100 in 2018 and CNBC Disruptor 50 List in 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019. Rodney attended West Virginia University, where he earned his BBA in finance, his BA in economics, and his MS in integrated marketing communications. Rodney also holds an MBA in finance & supply chain management from Howard University. Outside of LISNR, he’s been actively building the next group of technology leaders, co-founding one of the fastest growing fin-tech start-ups, SoLo Funds, where he serves as the board’s chair. He is also a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

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MCAAD President Kerry Healey speaks with Rodney Williams, CoFounder and Chief Commercial Officer of LISNR and Endeavor entrepreneur about his time at Procter & Gamble before founding LISNR and, his most recent start-up, SoLo Funds. “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…”

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