Rodriguez to help guide the technology firm’s expansion within the cinema industry and beyond.
Influx Worldwide, the leading provider of guest-facing technology solutions for venues, has announced the addition of Rolando Rodriguez as Senior Advisor. Rodriguez will assist Influx to develop strategic partnerships, strengthen cinema relationships and augment the company’s efforts to expand into other related verticals. He will also work closely with Influx CEO and founder, Harish Anand Thilakan, on strategic decisions as the company continues to grow at a rapid pace.
“I’m excited by and share their passion, values and commitment, and believe that great solutions can be achieved through technology, design and data,” said Rodriguez. “Throughout the course of my career, I’ve had the great fortune of leading private, public and private equity organizations in the cinema, retail, restaurant and hospitality industries. A deep understanding of these industries and their leaders provides a great opportunity for me to offer guidance and create value for Influx.”
“Data and technology are essential elements that drive the guest experience and get people out of their homes, into venues. As the preeminent leader in this space, we are happy to have Rolando on board to help us explore new opportunities and reach new heights,” Thilakan said. Rodriguez recently served as chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres until October 2022. He currently serves as a senior advisor for The Marcus Corporation and as chairman of the National Association of Theatres Owners. Previously, Rodriguez was CEO of Rave Cinemas, held multiple executive-level roles at Walmart and had a three-decade run as an executive at AMC Theatres. He received a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and a MBA in business administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.
About Influx Worldwide
With cinema partners worldwide, Influx is the leading provider of guest-facing technology for movie theaters. Powered by its middleware Injin, Influx delivers cinema websites, mobile apps and kiosks with cutting-edge features and modules that help exhibitors sell more online, drive loyalty and create operational efficiencies. More recently, Influx launched Ingage, its guest data analysis and engagement automation platform, and InTake, a food and beverage ordering microsite that can be easily added to any cinema’s existing website or mobile app.