Influx Worldwide Names Rolando Rodriguez Senior Adviser

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Mon, 12/05/2022 - 10:04 -- Nick Dager

Influx Worldwide has named Rolando Rodriguez as senior advisor. Rodriguez will assist Influx to develop strategic partnerships, strengthen cinema relationships and augment the company’s efforts to expand into other related verticals. He will also work closely with Influx CEO and founder, Harish Anand Thilakan, on strategic decisions as the company continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Rolando Rodriguez, left, and Harish Anand Thilakan“I’m excited by and share their passion, values and commitment, and believe that great solutions can be achieved through technology, design and data,” said Rodriguez. “Throughout the course of my career, I’ve had the great fortune of leading private, public, and private equity organizations in the cinema, retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. A deep understanding of these industries and their leaders provides a great opportunity for me to offer guidance and create value for Influx.”

“Data and technology are essential elements that drive the guest experience and get people out of their homes, into venues,” Thilakan said. “As the preeminent leader in this space, we are happy to have Rolando on board to help us explore new opportunities and reach new heights.”

Rodriguez served as chairman, president, and CEO of Marcus Theatres until October. He currently serves as a senior advisor for The Marcus Corporation and as chairman of the National Association of Theatre Owners.

Previously, Rodriguez was CEO of Rave Cinemas, held multiple executive-level roles at Walmart and had a three-decade run as an executive at AMC Theatres. He received a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and an MBA in business administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.