Chief Executive Officer, President and Managing Partner
Rodney Woods is the founder, Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Diversity in Promotions, Inc. (DIP). Rodney skillfully positioned DIP as 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 primary focus on diversity procurement & supplier diversity initiatives to help strengthen relationships between M/WBEs, corporations, athletes, entertainers and private investors. Rodney is responsible for DIP’s flourishing business portfolio, securing clients such as Volkswagen, Toyota, Victoria Secret PINK, Adidas, Converse, Alliance Bernstein, General Motors, and Walgreens.
While performing various initiatives for our clients, Rodney quickly understood the need for capital for the thousands of M/WBEs serving as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to Fortune 500 companies. As such, he established Playbook Investors Network (PIN), a web-based educational platform designed to bridge the gap between M/WBE, LGBT, Veteran-Owned, institutional and private investors. Rodney serves as the Managing Partner and Owner.
Rodney a native of Nashville, TN was a scholar collegiate athlete in basketball and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Paine College in Augusta, GA, also attended Tucks School of Business at Dartmouth receiving a reward for “Building a High Performing Business”. An outstanding collegiate basketball player, Woods was invited to try out for the Dallas Mavericks. After experiencing a career ending injury, Rodney decided to pursue a successful career in law enforcement for 20 years with the Dallas Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rodney sits on several boards with athletes, entertainers, corporations, and schools.