Mindset of a Champion: A Moderated Discussion and Q&A with Alex Rodriguez
Iconic baseball player and entrepreneur Alex Rodriguez engages in a dynamic, informative conversation about his life and career. Chock full of fascinating personal anecdotes, as well as actionable lessons on resilience and dedication, leadership and teamwork, bouncing back in the face of defeat, and truly mastering your craft, Rodriguez leaves audiences empowered and prepared to excel in their own personal and professional lives.
Alex Rodriguez finds success beyond baseball
Best known for his unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball field, Alex Rodriguez has also built a tremendously successful investment firm, A-Rod Corp. Starting with the purchase of a single duplex in 2003, A-Rod Corp is now a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, with assets across a wide array of industries, including sports and wellness, media, and entertainment. With Rodriguez at the helm as CEO, and a team of seasoned investment professionals, A-Rod Corp manages both internal and external capital, employs more than 500 people, and has invested in mega brands from Snapchat and VitaCoco to Wheels Up and NRG eSports . The firm is also dedicated to helping communities where their ideas, people, and resources can make a difference. From donations to the University of Miami for facilities and scholarships, to developing an educational center for the Boys and Girls Club, to instrumental contributions to the Robin Hood Foundation, Rodriguez has made philanthropy a core part of his organization’s mission.
Rodriguez’s business ethic, savvy and invaluable advice has made headlines in Forbes, Fortune, Fox Business and more; has been praised by Warren Buffet; and landed him a coveted spot as a guest investor on Shark Tank. As a speaker, Rodriguez weaves his tremendous business expertise into his remarks, tailoring his focus to each audience. As Intuit raved after a recent engagement: “Powerful, poignant, persuasive…To say impressed in an understatement. Your expressive and raw discussion turned heads and changed mindsets. A remarkable feat… The surprise and delight of your talk had everyone on the edge of their seats. The question and answer session in particular where many of your themes and advice organically came forth proved to be invaluable.”
Alex Rodriguez pays it forward in CNBC’s “Back in the Game”
One of the most successful baseball players of all time, ALEX RODRIGUEZ is giving back to fellow athletes and entertainers as the host of a new show on CNBC, “Back in the Game.” Many athletes and performers struggle personally and financially after their initial wave of success. In “Back in the Game,” Rodriguez—a king of the comeback story himself-- serves as a mentor to those celebrities who have fallen on hard times. Offering up his business savvy—Rodriguez is the founder and CEO of the highly successful A-Rod Corp, a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm—as well as hard-earned lessons from a two and half decade MLB career filled with highs and lows, Rodriguez helps people ranging from Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte to boxer Evander Holyfield, turn their lives around.
Uplifting, empowering, and super sharp, “Back in the Game” highlights the unparalleled combination of skills, insight, and sense of humor, Rodriguez brings to each of his speaking engagements. Hailed as “powerful, poignant, persuasive… invaluable” (Intuit) and “beyond spectacular… so many takeaways” (The NDP Group), Rodriguez leaves audiences emboldened to think differently, and succeed in their own lives.
Best known for his unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball field, Alex Rodriguez stands as one of the greatest athletes in the world. Through the course of his 22 year career, Mr. Rodriguez hit an extraordinary 696 home runs, has hit more grand slams than any person in history, and is one of only 29 players to join the 3,000 hit club. Mr. Rodriguez is a 3-time MVP, a 14-time all-star, and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees.
Over the course of his iconic baseball career, Mr. Rodriguez also built a tremendously successful investment firm with the purchase of a single duplex in 2003. Mr. Rodriguez subsequently created a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, while managing a record-breaking baseball career. Following the company’s success in real estate, A-Rod Corp broadened its investment mandate to encompass assets across a wider array of industries, including sports and wellness, media, and entertainment. With a flexible and opportunistic investment mandate, the firm focuses on long-term ownership opportunities, where it can add value and deliver superior, risk-adjusted returns. Today, A-Rod Corp is a fully integrated investment firm, led by Alex Rodriguez and a team of seasoned investment professionals that manages both internal and external capital and employs more than 500 people.
Mr. Rodriguez also maintains an active sports, television, and media presence. Mr. Rodriguez is currently signed with FOX, ESPN, NBC and CNBC. Notably, he joined Fox Sports as an MLB analyst in 2015, winning back-to-back Emmys with the studio team. In 2018, he joined ESPN as a broadcaster for Sunday Night Baseball, becoming the first talent to be shared by two networks during the MLB season. Rodriguez is also a guest Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank and guest host on NBC’s Today Show. In 2018, he debuted “Back in the Game” on CNBC, in which he serves as a business mentor to former athletes facing financial distress. This past year, he launched “The Corp,” a podcast with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz that interviews industry leaders, sports legends and entrepreneurs. “The Corp” debuted as the number 1 podcast in America.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Rodriguez actively engages in a variety of philanthropic initiatives. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Miami-Dade, is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami, and remains actively involved with Florida International University. Mr. Rodriguez is passionate about education and has sponsored college tuition for over 30 students via his scholarship program.
Mr. Rodriguez resides in Miami with his two daughters, Natasha and Ella.