Leopoldo founded Rodriquez Consulting in 2005 as his second company with a specific eye on the leisure marine industry and yachting industry. His specific mission was suppling to this segment of the marine industry the appropriate professional consulting services that were very much in demand as some of the most important players were transitioning from the artisanal stage to the industry arena. Leopoldo other than being a yacht expert is a product and market strategist. Leopoldo has a profound love and 10 years of expertise in web-based businesses. He co-founded the second web-based crowd funding platform in the world which was featured on MSNBC "Fast Money" in the U.S. during the 2008 stock market crash as an example of business model innovation. Leopoldo has lived and worked within the industry in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Italy France and the UAE. He has a rare blend of technical marine skills as a licensed skipper and project manager with over 20’000 miles of sailing experience and is a web technology expert. Leopoldo is bilingual in English and Italian and speaks fluent Spanish and French. In his spare time he teaches Sailing for a not-for-profit organisation in London and a plethora of other sports he practices .
Vincenzo Annuario an Italian born naval engineer who grew up with passion for high performance vessels. He has worked with the Studio Tecnico Navale Cassaro during which he has designed vessels for private and commercial use. He has directed refittings and vessel transformations.
Vincenzo loves his building materials especially when they are light and can be used to build fast vessels of any dimension. From 2008 he also carries out Non-Distructive Controls on vessels and marine structures.
He also writes for magazines and he is also very serious about building static and dynamic (remote controlled) models. Vincenzo speaks English and Italian.
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Kate is a specialist in marine law with a handful of international experience built in years of practice in Genoa, New York and London. She helps clients with a plethora of contractual matters in ship and yacht building. Kate is an accurate and detail oriented lawyer who has a deep understanding of yacht and ship matters and is helpful to ship and yacht builders, contractors, brokers and other industry players throughout the whole business process. Her activity focuses on maritime, insurance, commercial and international law. Furthermore, thanks to her academic background and her extensive travels, besides being Italian native speaker, she speaks English and French fluently. She is also author of publications on maritime law.
Angelo Colombo is one of the most well known yachts and super yachts journalists in the industry. With over 25 years of marine experience out of which 10+ in the Navy, Angelo is no ‘sweet water’ sailor and a navy-trained specialist in telecommunications, marine warfare and underwater safety.
After the Navy experience Angelo has become a journalist and a media relations specialist working with some of the industry leading magazines in the industry such as Nautica, SuperYacht, Boat International, and many more. He is also a qualified broker and often assists international clients on sale, purchase, management and transport of medium to large size vessels. Angelo speaks Italian, English and French.
Ahamed is a Web Marketing Analytics Professional with a wealth on knowledge of coding languages and over 6 years of experience. At Rodriquez Consulting innovation is paramount therefore we could not miss an A-class expert to operate on behalf of our clients on their web projects.
Ahamed founded Ikhlas, Inc, A Digital Marketing & Analytics Agency. He has held the position of Digital Marketing Specialist at Flip Media, A Leo Burnett Company,one of the leading digital agency network in the Middle East, therefore, has a deep understanding of the Middle Eastern business culture.
During his tenure, Ahamed has managed the execution of Digital Marketing Campaigns for many iconic brands such as HSBC UAE, twofour54, Dubai Shopping Festival, Atlantis Dubai to name a few.
Ahamed brings a wealth of experience in helping companies to succeed in today’s competitive & evolving digital arena. He is a Google Certified Expert and other than code he also speaks English, Tamil and Sinahalese.
Angelo Ferrito is a talented and experienced Architect and Yacht Designer. Angelo’s reach does not stop on the drawing board. Angelo gets down on the building ground and always makes sure that the transition between imagination, projects and client desires turns accurately into reality. His projects for brands such as Morgan Yachts, Aicon Yachts and Tecnav were published and produced with his supervision in some cases in over 100 units (vessels), thus Angelo has refined his experience in larger productions and also in yachts above 100 feet that require a high level of customer focus and customisation. Angelo was born and raised in Italy were he graduated and specialised in Yacht Design and interior architecture and speaks Italian and English. and interior architecture and speaks Italian and English.
Nino is the type of professional that makes a shipyard production run smoothly. He is an accurate planner he his outstanding at budgeting the production process of a fiberglass line of vessels or one-off steel and aluminium vessels for leisure and passenger transportation purposes. Nino has a degree in naval architecture from the University of Reggio Calabria and he has worked with successful brands and medium to large size yachts and passenger ships with Rodriquez Cantieri Navali, Aicon Yachts, Morgan Yachts, Conam for the past 20+ years. Nino works particularly well under pressure without ever losing his temper, a quality which enables the team he works with to be more efficient and productive. Nino understands and interprets both managers and yacht owners needs very well and always delivers smart and efficient solution to technical problems with an accurate eye on the economics of the production process.