Dr. Rodney Sampson
CEO and Chairman
Rodney Sampson is heralded as the leading inclusive ecosystem builder in the world, particularly given his mission to ensure that under-tapped communities have equitable access to the multi-generational wealth creation opportunities afforded in the innovation economy as definitive paths to reducing poverty and the racial wealth gap everywhere. At the beginning of the 21st century, Sampson cofounded, built and sold Multicast Media Technologies (Streamingfaith.com) and EFactor (EFCT). During this time, Sampson also built Intellectual Currency, a world class integrated go-to-market, publishing and diversity and advisory firm with clients ranging from major Hollywood film studios, cable networks, tech companies, global corporates, publishers, African heads of state and leading black denominations. In 2013, Sampson cofounded Opportunity Hub as a follow up to the highly successful Kingonomics’ book release and large-scale conferences in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. In 2015, Opportunity Hub merged with TechSquare Labs, a corporate innovation lab, seed fund and creator of the $100,000 Atlanta Startup Battle. Today, as Executive Chairman & CEO of Opportunity Hub, Sampson is focused on scaling its suite of collaborative and interconnected technology products, programs, initiatives and fund globally in partnership with major foundations, corporations, tech startups, venture funds, municipalities, colleges and universities. Sampson is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brooking Institution in Washington, DC and a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Sampson previously served as the 1st Head of Diversity at Mark Burnett Productions, executive producers of the hit ABC show, ABC’s Sharktank. A duly consecrated bishop and noted philanthropist, Sampson resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and six children.