J. Rodney Verhulp (Rod) has over 35 years of experience as a corporate executive for Fortune 500 companies, consulting and investment management. Rod’s primary focus has been in technology companies (data center, internet, technology services, software, semi-conductor, renewable energy) and real estate investments.
Prior to joining FlexMOD, Rod was Vice President, Finance at Equinix, a world leading data center company. During Rod’s 8 years at Equinix, he helped them grow from $730MM to over $4Billion in annual revenues. His responsibilities included working on the acquisition and integration of major competitors in Asia, Europe, the US, Middle East and South America. He also worked with the company to convert to a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) structure which added significantly to the valuation of the company.
Rod’s prior experience also includes over five years as Vice President, Finance at Yahoo!. During that time the company grew from $730MM to $6Billion in annual revenues. Prior to his to tour at Yahoo!, Rod held key management positions at Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics and PriceWaterhouse in Silicon Valley. Rod also spent 5 years as the Program Director for a major financial institution in Saudi Arabia. For the Saudi company, Rod ran a major process re-engineering program involving a $350MM investment and 175 staff. Rod also led a team to open and expand the Saudi company’s trading operations in London. Rod has extensive experience in dealing with companies in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Rod holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Science degree in Business from California Polytechnic University. He has served on a number of Boards and Advisory Panels for privately held companies as well as charitable foundations.