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Fernando Rodriguez is a seasoned senior executive with a distinguished career spanning over three decades in finance, telecommunications, information technologies, and business development. Known for his strategic vision and adept leadership, Mr. Rodriguez has consistently driven growth and innovation across various sectors and global markets.

He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Valora Partners, responsible for developing and implementing next-generation fund administration and fiduciary services software platforms. His work supports the decision-making processes for investors and fund managers at mid-sized and large investment firms, private equity funds, and family offices across the United States and Latin America.

Fernando Rodriguez works as a strategy advisor to INICIA Educacion Managers, an asset management firm affiliated with INICIA that specializes in the education sector with a focus in the Northern Latin American Region (NOLA). In this role, he contributes to the expansion and growth of the for-profit and impact investments of the IEDU Fund, focusing on the opportunities advanced technologies can bring to improve the access and quality of education.

Mr. Rodriguez is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KELIOS LLC, an IT services firm with a robust presence in Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela. Under his leadership, KELIOS offers managed IT services solutions, focusing on advanced security solutions and cloud services for large enterprises and global telecom providers.

Previously, Mr. Rodriquez was the Chief Technology Officer at Griky, an innovative EdTech startup where he designed the company’s long-term technology strategy, aligning it with Griky’s mission to empower higher education institutions and corporate customers by providing inclusive access to high-quality education content and services.

He has demonstrated exceptional skill in managing multi-million-dollar budgets and holding profit and loss responsibilities. His strategic financial oversight and in-depth financial analysis have been instrumental in informing executive decisions and driving organizational growth. 

Mr. Rodriguez’s extensive experience in telecommunications and IT has seen him spearhead digital transformation projects that enhance operational efficiency and customer experience. As MCO Global LLC’s former Chief Executive Officer, he led the company’s expansion as a regional IT services organization across seven Latin American countries. His leadership ensured the successful implementation of next-generation IT infrastructure, IoT solutions, and cloud services.

At ILUMNO, Fernando Rodriguez served as Chief Technology Officer / Senior Vice President, where he championed the creation of the ILUMNO Cloud, a global shared IT services platform supporting the online program management (OPM) services for 500,000 students attending nine higher educational institutions across Latin America.

With a global perspective and multilingual capabilities (fluent in Spanish and English, conversational in Portuguese), Mr. Rodriguez excels in navigating diverse cultural and business landscapes. His ability to build and nurture relationships with internal and external stakeholders has been a cornerstone of his success, fostering long-term partnerships and ensuring sustained organizational growth.

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