Robert Rodriguez Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 1
  • Exits
  • 1

Robert Rodriguez General Information


Robert D. Rodriguez is the Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network (SINET) whose focus is on the advancement of IT security innovation into the industry and government markets. Previous to this he spent over twenty-two years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. During this tenure he held a number of leadership roles within Executive Protection, Protective Intelligence and Criminal Investigations. He served as a supervisor on the Presidential Protective Detail, Counter Assault Team, Protective Intelligence and Criminal Investigation operations. His executive protection experience spanned 11 years at the White House serving Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George H. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle and numerous Heads of State. For the last two and a half years of his career Mr. Rodriguez managed Secret Service operations for the Northern District of California and spearheaded the development of the Secret Service's first public-private partnership cyber initiative in the Bay Area. He was at the forefront of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) effort to establish partnerships with key government; public, private and international stakeholders relative to the IT security of their critical infrastructures. In 2003 Mr. Rodriguez chaired a DHS and Secret Service sponsored National IT security symposium at Stanford University and he continues to influence executives of Fortune 500 companies to engage in public-private partnerships. Since 2005 he has been coordinating the public private partnership outreach for the DHS SRI International Cyber Security R & D Center. As an advisor to these programs Mr. Rodriguez brings together representatives from disparate groups (academia, science, private industry, investment banking, government, system integrators, intelligence communities, entrepreneurs, policy makers, innovators, DoD, law enforcement and venture capital) to collaborate on IT security challenges and needs. He was the catalyst behind private industries input towards the design of a Computer Security academic module/curriculum for Stanford University and assisted in the coordination of a National Science Foundation supported academic internship program with industry partners. Mr. Rodriguez is the Chairman of fourth annual IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF IV) held every year at Stanford University. A critical focus is "bridging gaps" between innovative early stage and emerging IT security solution providers from across the nation and the system integration, industry and Federal Government markets. In addition, ITSEF V will take place in Washington DC in October 2010. The primary focus of ITSEF V will be to match the Federal Government's most critical needs and requirements with the "best of class" cyber security solutions. Representatives from the System Integration, Academic, Science, Federal Government, Private Industry, DoD, Venture Capital and Investment Banking communities will be in attendance. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Emerald Bowl and is on the Gartner Information Security Summit Advisory Board. Mr. Rodriguez is a certified graduate of the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service Program and was a recipient of the 2009 CSO Magazine CSO Compass Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in the security field.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Robert Rodriguez Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
0000000 00000 14-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000000
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Robert Rodriguez Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
0000000 00000 06-Apr-2018 000000000000000000 00000
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Robert Rodriguez Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Robert Rodriguez Angel Investor 0 San Francisco, CA
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