Danilo Rodriguez

Danilo is a media and entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience working in digital media and cable television. Danilo is currently overseeing the development of the Video Assistant Referee initiative for Major League Soccer, an experimental project that will look to introduce video replay across all major domestic and international soccer leagues.

Previously, Danilo was head of commercial affairs for the digital group of Abu Dhabi Media, where he managed the strategy and operations for super.ae, a sports website serving fans in the Middle East and North Africa. Danilo also managed the digital distribution rights to the Barclay’s Premier League, creating one of the first on line and mobile sports streaming platforms in the region.

Danilo previously worked as Director of Media Investments for lstithmar World Capital in Dubai, sourcing and managing media investments, including the purchase of a minority stake in Cirque du Soleil. Prior to his experience in the Middle East, Danilo worked in strategy and operations for various brands at MTV Networks, including MTV, Vh1, Tr3s and LOGO. He began his career as a corporate finance analyst at Lehman Brothers.

Danilo graduated with an MBA in media management from Columbia Business School, a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.

Danilo’s experience being a part of the 1986 Rohatyn Dreamer cohort (Lower East Side) made possible all of the accomplishments he was able to realize.