Rodney Northern is a seasoned business builder with a unique blend of strategic vision, organizational leadership, financial acumen and a “get ‘er done” mentality. During his corporate tenure, he has led billion-dollar businesses, created more than $15 billion of sustainable innovation businesses and managed multimillion-dollar budgets for many well-known consumer brands, to include Miller Brewing Company, Tyson Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Company. Today, Rodney runs Nucleus Group, a consulting practice that focuses on business operations, leadership development, and organizational alignment and transformation. He is also a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin, where he instructs students on innovation and entrepreneurship processes and scale.
Born in Kansas and raised in Southern California, Rodney has called Austin home for the past 10 years. He received his bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of California. He earned his master of business administration degree with an emphasis in corporate finance and marketing management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.