This episode features a conversation with Rodney Manzo ’04, Founder and CEO of Anvyl.
This episode features a conversation with Rodney Manzo ‘04, Founder and CEO of Anvyl, a company that strives to bring intelligent and connected supply chains to customers around the world.
Rodney has a demonstrated history of launching products around the world. His skill sets span operations management, international supply chains, cost negotiations, analytics, systems engineering and team building. Prior to starting at Anvyl, Rodney was a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Harry’s and a Global Supply Manager at Apple. He also served in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer during tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rodney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his Masters in Business Administration focused in Finance and Operations from Columbia Business School.
In this episode, Rodney Manzo discusses his career as a combat engineer in the Army, the effect that maintaining a rigorous daily routine can have on consistency, how mentors are extremely important while in the military and throughout your career, and the trials, tribulations, and ultimate successes related to starting his own supply chain company.
(01:48) Segment: AAR—After Action Review
(03:13) Rodney’s track and field experience
(03:58) His experience at West Point
(06:35) Life as a combat engineer in the Army
(13:12) Mentorship at West Point
(17:26) Segment: Sit Rep
(21:10) Joining early startups
(22:50) Challenges faced switching companies
(26:03) What is Anvyl?
(27:36) Starting Anvyl
(30:37) Advice for starting a business
(33:01) Segment: SOP—Standard Operating Procedure
(34:34) Structuring a CEO’s daily routine
(39:24) Strengths of veteran entrepreneurs
(40:36) Segment: Giving Back