Founder, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer & Board Chairman
Rodney Woods is Founder, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman of Playbook Investors Network (PIN). PIN is a web-based business capital and educational platform created to foster the engagement of Minority, Women-Owned, LGBTQ communities, government and Veterans with Institutional and private investors. PIN’s Relationship Managers assesses each supplier and conducts their due diligence to identify the firm’s operations and current financial position. Based upon the evaluation, PIN then introduces third-party financial solutions.
Prior to his current role, he decided to become an entrepreneur by starting his own business, Diversity in Promotions, Inc., a Dallas-based strategic marketing firm specializing in minority/women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) business development, diversity program management, outreach and contract compliance with a primary focus on diversity procurement & supplier diversity initiatives to help strengthen relationships between M/WBEs and corporations. His portfolio includes clients such as Toyota, Volkswagen, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Adidas, Converse, General Motors, and Walgreens.
While performing various initiatives for DIP's clients, he quickly understood the need for capital for the thousands of M/WBEs serving as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to Fortune 500 companies. Thus, Playbook Investors Network (PIN), a web-based educational platform designed to bridge the gap between M/WBE, LGBT, Veteran-Owned, institutional and private investors, was established.
Rodney has also had a successful career in law enforcement that span over 20 years with the Dallas Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a native of Nashville, TN where he graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Paine College in Augusta, GA. He also attended Tucks School of Business at Dartmouth. Woods also sits on several boards with athletes, entertainers, corporations, and schools.