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Rodrick is a great person to talk with about:
Mentoring companies on how to tap into government and public programs
Staff development and quality hiring
Accessing growth capital (fundraising and alternative capital sources)
Rodrick is the President and CEO of Ascendant Global, an economic development firm focused on providing bold growth solutions to help economies sustain themselves and gain jobs and private investment.
He previously served as the CEO at Invest Puerto Rico where he built a world-class team to lead its mission of business and investment attraction to the island. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the public-private partnership charged with leading the economic revitalization of the city of Detroit. Miller also served as the founding president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, the official economic development organization for the City of New Orleans. As the leader on economic recovery, Miller focused the organization’s efforts on lowering barriers to entry in the marketplace, increasing transparency, and developing approaches to drive inclusive economic growth.
With numerous accolades under his belt, Miller is one of the foremost economic development leaders in the country, respected for his ability to maneuver in complex political and business environments, and craft strategies and structure deals to provide long-term value to communities and investors. He holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science degree in international business from St. Augustine’s College. He is also a Fulbright Fellow.