Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez, DBA, BCBA
CEO, Bueno Adventures
Manuel “Manny” Rodriguez, throughout his career, has sought new challenges and opportunities that allow him to grow professionally. His expectations of himself are higher, though, when he seeks to lead organizations to be world class. Over the course of his life, he has worked to achieve excellence both academically and professionally. He currently is CEO of Bueno Ventures Management Services, a venture capital and management services firm working with small to mid-size businesses to grow and scale using behavioral science techniques to make positive differences in the world.
Accomplishments across his career include launching management consultancies earning more than a half-million dollars within the first year, strategy execution of change management efforts for Fortune 500 companies and national and international speaking engagements on subjects such as organizational behavior management (OBM), entrepreneurship and consulting. He has also co-authored the four-volume book, “OBM Applied! A Practical Guide to Implementing Organizational Behavior Management” and another book “Quick Wins! Accelerating School Transformation through Science, Engagement, and Leadership.”
Manny had the great honor of serving as President and Executive Director of the OBM Network, growing the organization to 400+ professional members. In addition, Manny has helped launched successful startups, and recently began leading the OBM Alliance, an organization dedicated to the growth of OBM practitioners across the globe. Manny received a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology, and a dual bachelor’s degree in criminology and psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He has a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of South Florida’s MUMA College of Business.