Alex Rodriguez

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  • Founder and CEO of investment firm A-Rod Corp
  • $2B Portfolio with Strong Returns
  • Iconic Athlete, 3x MVP, and World Baseball Champion


Alex Rodriguez invests in world-class startups and partners with leading global companies in a variety of industries. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), Alex now leads a team of experts who work with him to build high-growth businesses and enhance the value of 44 companies and 12 partnerships in the $2 billion A-Rod Corp portfolio.

Alex founded A-Rod Corp in 2003, purchasing a duplex apartment on the theory that investing his MLB earnings wisely would protect him from the kinds of financial struggles that afflict too many professional athletes. While he racked up extraordinary stats on the field (696 home runs, more grand slams than any other MLB player in history), Alex simultaneously assembled an impressive team at A-Rod Corp, bought apartment units across the southeastern U.S., and built a fully integrated real estate and development company. Following his success in real estate, where annual returns on investment have exceeded 20%, Alex has invested in a variety of sectors where he has expertise, including sports, wellness, media and entertainment, and technology and consumer products. He looks for long-term opportunities to provide not only financial capital but also business-building advice and connections to create value for all investors and key stakeholders.

Alex is an Emmy Award-winning MLB analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN. He has been a judge and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, has mentored financially distressed ex-athletes on CNBC’s Back in the Game, and currently co-hosts the podcast The Corp with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz, interviewing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and sports legends. Committed to creating opportunities for young people to succeed, Alex serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade and the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami. His gifts to Florida International University have provided scholarships to dozens of students.

Alex is based in Miami. His pride and joy are his daughters, Natasha and Ella.

 

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Powerful, poignant, persuasive – a truly passionate performance. On behalf of everyone at Intuit QuickBooks Connect, thank you for making this year’s event so memorable. To say impressed in an understatement. Your expressive and raw discussion turned heads and changed mindsets. A remarkable feat. I believe what captured many hearts was your humility. 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.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Alex Rodriguez
  • Stanford University GSB Sports Innovation Conference
  • MIT
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Bank of America
  • Cigna
  • J.P. Morgan
  • T-Mobile
  • Mortgage Banker's Association
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Business and Investments

Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez has been investing and building businesses successfully for two decades. Twenty years ago he launched A-Rod Corp, a firm that invests in high-growth startups and partners with prominent global companies across a range of sectors, including real estate, health and we ...

Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez has been investing and building businesses successfully for two decades. Twenty years ago he launched A-Rod Corp, a firm that invests in high-growth startups and partners with prominent global companies across a range of sectors, including real estate, health and wellness, technology, and media and entertainment. Based in Miami with offices in Los Angeles and New York, A-Rod Corp has a $2B portfolio and a diverse team of seasoned investment professionals and more than 1,000 employees. In this interactive dialogue, Alex explains what sparked his interest in business at an early age and how critical early steps set him up for his career pivot from sports champion to successful businessman.

 

Art of the Comeback

Alex Rodriguez knows how to craft a comeback after a personal setback. He calls for us to find focus in the midst of uncertainty by building our skills and turning the lens inward. He stresses the importance of staying prepared, keeping your jersey on, staying warm, and keeping your mind in the game ...

Alex Rodriguez knows how to craft a comeback after a personal setback. He calls for us to find focus in the midst of uncertainty by building our skills and turning the lens inward. He stresses the importance of staying prepared, keeping your jersey on, staying warm, and keeping your mind in the game. When challenges arise in life, the game is not over. That is when resilience kicks in and champions are made. No one knows this better than Alex Rodriquez.

 

Diversity

Alex Rodriquez knows intuitively that diversity matters. As a result, he has built an investment firm that embodies gender and racial and ethnic diversity, not because he is trying to check boxes, but because it makes sense in purely business terms. Alex explains how diversity has been a competitive ...

Alex Rodriquez knows intuitively that diversity matters. As a result, he has built an investment firm that embodies gender and racial and ethnic diversity, not because he is trying to check boxes, but because it makes sense in purely business terms. Alex explains how diversity has been a competitive differentiator at his firm, what he looks for when hiring, and what makes a good teammate. This talk will inspire and open minds to the fact that diversity is a business imperative that ultimately will lead organizations to greater success.

Optimizing Personal Performance

There are similarities to winning on the field and off the field. Spoken like a World Champion, Alex explains what it means to be part of a winning team and what habits and routines are necessary to achieve the highest level of success. Chock full of fascinating personal anecdotes, as well as action ...

There are similarities to winning on the field and off the field. Spoken like a World Champion, Alex explains what it means to be part of a winning team and what habits and routines are necessary to achieve the highest level of success.
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.

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<p><strong>Alex Rodriguez finds success beyond baseball</strong></p>

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.”

<p>Virtual Programming: How to Turn Rejection into a Home Run with Alex Rodriguez</p>

Virtual Programming: How to Turn Rejection into a Home Run with Alex Rodriguez

Renowned worldwide for his unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball field, ALEX RODRIGUEZ stands as one of the greatest athletes of all time, as well as an accomplished media personality and philanthropist. A leading voice on resilience and dedication, leadership and teamwork, and how to truly master your craft, Rodriguez delivered a compelling, engaging and informative virtual presentation on how to turn rejection into a home run. It's a powerful, high-quality, 45-minute interview, chock-full of personal anecdotes and actionable lessons that incorporates both multi-media and Q&A. Since quarantine, Rodriguez has been involved in numerous charitable and virtual initiatives, including the All In challenge to raise money to help feed people around the world, and giving a baseball lesson from his backyard

A 3-time MVP, 14-time all-star, and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees, Rodriguez is also the founder of A-Rod Corp, having built a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, all while managing a record-breaking baseball career. At engagements Rodriguez shares his “mindset of a champion” philosophy, leaving audiences prepared to excel in their own personal and professional lives. His rave reviews speak for themselves, such as: "Powerful, poignant, persuasive – a truly passionate performance... To say impressed in an understatement. Your expressive and raw discussion turned heads and changed mindsets. A remarkable feat. I believe what captured many hearts was your humility. 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." (Intuit) 

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<p>Alex Rodriguez knocks it out of the park at Mortgage Bankers Association event</p>

Alex Rodriguez knocks it out of the park at Mortgage Bankers Association event

Iconic athlete, businessman, media personality and philanthropist ALEX RODRIGUEZ wowed a crowd of 800 executives at the Mortgage Bankers Association's CREF conference, engaging in a 45-minute conversation that touched on everything from business disruption, to lessons from the world of baseball, to insights into how to stay ahead of the curve, find your passion, and connect with the right people at the right time. Chock-full of riveting anecdotes and stories from an iconic 25-year career in baseball plus his latest ventures in business and entertainment, Rodriguez's remarks made headlines in industry press, and had the audience laughing, thinking, and inspired.

Besides being a legendary athlete, media personality, and philanthropist, Rodriguez is also a business powerhouse. He's the founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp-- a tremendously successful, fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm-- and so his remarks infused lots of insights into his business ethic and decision-making, how he built his corporate team from the bottom up, and the new investments he's most excited about.

Rodriguez is also the host of his own podcast, The Corp, and show on CNBC, Back in the Game. He seamlessly weaves his diverse portfolio into the conversation. Sought-out to speak everywhere from Intuit to Capital One, Rodriguez receives race reviews such as: "Alex, wow! You knocked it out of the park... You were beyond spectacular. There were so many takeaways. Thanks so much for sharing your personal story." (The NDP Group, Inc." 

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<p>Speaker Spotlight: Alex Rodriguez</p>

Speaker Spotlight: Alex Rodriguez

Renowned worldwide for his unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball field, ALEX RODRIGUEZ stands as one of the greatest athletes of all time, as well as an accomplished media personality and philanthropist. A 3-time MVP, 14-time all-star, and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees, Rodriguez is also the founder of A-Rod Corp, having built a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, all while managing a record-breaking baseball career. Sharing the challenges that came along with his success, Rodriguez takes audiences on an empowering journey. With remarks chock full of fascinating personal anecdotes, as well as actionable lessons on resilience and dedication, leadership and teamwork, and how to truly master your craft, Rodriguez shares his “mindset of a champion” philosophy, leaving audiences prepared to excel in their own personal and professional lives. His rave reviews speak for themselves, such as: "Powerful, poignant, persuasive – a truly passionate performance... To say impressed in an understatement. Your expressive and raw discussion turned heads and changed mindsets. A remarkable feat. I believe what captured many hearts was your humility. 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." (Intuit) 

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<p>Alex Rodriguez pays it forward in CNBC’s “Back in the Game”</p>

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.

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ALEX RODRIGUEZ, FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Alex Rodriguez invests in world-class startups and partners with leading global companies in a variety of industries. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), Alex now leads a team of experts who work with him to build high-growth businesses and enhance the value of 44 companies and 12 partnerships in the $2 billion A-Rod Corp portfolio.

Alex founded A-Rod Corp in 2003, purchasing a duplex apartment on the theory that investing his MLB earnings wisely would protect him from the kinds of financial struggles that afflict too many professional athletes. While he racked up extraordinary stats on the field (696 home runs, more grand slams than any other MLB player in history), Alex simultaneously assembled an impressive team at A-Rod Corp, bought apartment units across the southeastern U.S., and built a fully integrated real estate and development company. Following his success in real estate, where annual returns on investment have exceeded 20%, Alex has invested in a variety of sectors where he has expertise, including sports, wellness, media and entertainment, and technology and consumer products. He looks for long-term opportunities to provide not only financial capital but also business-building advice and connections to create value for all investors and key stakeholders.

Alex is an Emmy Award-winning MLB analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN. He has been a judge and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, has mentored financially distressed ex-athletes on CNBC’s Back in the Game, and currently co-hosts the podcast The Corp with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz, interviewing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and sports legends. Committed to creating opportunities for young people to succeed, Alex serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade and the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami. His gifts to Florida International University have provided scholarships to dozens of students.

Alex is based in Miami. His pride and joy are his daughters, Natasha and Ella.