Rodney Williams,
CEO and Co-Founder of LISNR, leads one of the most disruptive companies in the
IoT space and the world of mobile connectivity. LISNR is a new
communication protocol that is the most efficient way to connect any device
with a speaker or microphone. For his work with
LISNR, Rodney is the 2016 Black Enterprise Tech Entrepreneur of the Year. He has
also been honored by Ad Age's Top 40 under 40 and the Upstart100. An
alum of the R/GA Accelerator powered by Techstars and named to the 2015 and 2016
CNBC Disruptor 50 Lists, Williams is an innovative and out-of-the-box strategic
thinker who is always looking for new ways for brands to have the greatest
impact on their consumers. 

 Prior to
LISNR, Rodney spent over four years at Procter & Gamble as a
brand manager and is most noted for being the first marketer there to co-write
digital patents. Prior to P&G, Williams spent 2 years in
government New Business Development for Lockheed Martin and over 4 years
leading a collegiate digital agency focusing on consumer acquisitions and CRM
management. Rodney achieved those honors after
earning four degrees in Marketing and Finance, including an MBA from
Howard University, by the age of 24.