Rodney Reis
CEO & Co-Founder, Avalia Systems

Speaker Profile

Rodney is the CEO and co-founder of Avalia Systems, a technology advisory firm powered by their deep-tech software analytics platform. At Avalia Rodney leads the company's strategic vision, business development, and client advisory services. Rodney has published several papers in collaboration with the Swiss university of applied sciences, HEIG-VD, and is a regular lecturer about digital leadership and innovation at IMD business school.

Serial entrepreneur, Rodney was CEO of CombaGroup, One of Switzerland's top 100 Swiss startups where he created joint ventures with leading european companies, and raised financing rounds from VCs, corporates, angels, and crowdfunding platforms. Prior to that Rodney held several executive roles in sales, marketing, finance, and consulting at Ascom, Nortel, and Accenture in the UK, India, the UAE, Argentina, and Brazil. Rodney has also co-founded the Exit Accelerator, a not-for-profit association that helps entrepreneurs learn about and prepare for their exits from other entrepreneurs and M&A professionals.

Rodney holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Sao Carlos, a certificate in Telecommunications Engineering by the University of California, Irvine, an MBA from IBMEC, Rio de Janeiro. Rodney also attended the Corporate Finance Programme at the London Business School, and the Program for Executive Development at IMD Business School in Lausanne.

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