Tekmovil Names Former Motorola Solutions Executive
to Lead Operations, Marketing and Strategy
Wireless distribution company focusing on Latin American market
appoints Claudia A. Rodriguez as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Miami, FL, September 3, 2019–Tekmovil, a specialized full service wireless distribution company focusing on the Latin American market, today announced that it has named Claudia A. Rodriguez as its new COO. Rodriguez, who is also one of the founding partners, will be joining the company at an operational level to continue expanding Tekmovil’s broad reach as the exclusive distributor for technology company Xiaomi into America Movil, the largest mobile operator in Latin America. She will be based out of Tekmovil’s Miami, FL, headquarters.
Prior to joining Tekmovil, Rodriguez, who has been recognized as both a visionary and business transformation leader, spent nearly two decades with Motorola Solutions, where she started as an engineering intern. Most recently, she served as the company’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. As CPO, Rodriguez oversaw Motorola Solutions’ global multi-billion dollar spend across all categories (Direct, Indirect and Projects), leading the resources, processes, governance and systems for acquiring all global goods and services from a diverse supply base. Before being named CPO, she was Corporate Vice President and General Manager for the global Devices business, overseeing a multi-billion dollar P&L and responsible for portfolio management, product design and engineering across all design centers globally for all devices product lines from military and public safety to consumer.
Rodriguez, who holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Florida International University, has also received numerous industry awards and accolades—the most recent being the South Florida Business Journal Most Influential Business Woman Award 2019.
“I’m excited that this new position will allow me to accomplish a long-awaited career goal of entrepreneurship, and now, after two decades with Motorola and Motorola Solutions, this was the right time to make this happen, especially with the opportunity that Tekmovil offers in that it provides a highly tailored approach to ensure the success of both our customers and the brands that we offer,” Rodriguez said. “Xiaomi is an outstanding brand with a very smart business strategy, and we are honored to be able to represent Xiaomi and ensure its growth in the region. Without a question, consumers in Latin America are rapidly seeing the value this brand brings and are excited about its total ecosystem.”
With Xiaomi being Tekmovil’s largest distribution partnership, the technology company, which currently is positioned as having the fourth-largest market share, provides more than just smartphones. Xiaomi’s complete product ecosystem also includes mobile apps, laptops, electric scooters, home security systems, earphones, MI Television, and fitness bands—to name a few.
“One of the keys to our success as a company is to ensure we have the right team and leadership in place,” said Oscar Rojas, Co-Founder and CEO, Tekmovil. “It is Claudia’s vast industry knowledge and relationships, and ability to successfully manage multiple, high-level product lines that will allow us to accelerate the growth of our company, and therefore better-serve our customers. She is a proven executive whose experience and strategic leadership style will undoubtedly take both Tekmovil and Xiaomi to the next level.”
Tekmovil was established in 2018 to address the burgeoning demand for mobile technology within Latin American markets. Co-founded by Oscar Rojas, Claudia Rodriguez, Wei Wang, and Luis Cobo, the company is a specialized full-service distributor that enables mobile technology brands to successfully penetrate and lead the markets it serves. Tekmovil’s focus is to deliver mobile and IoT devices and applications from leading manufacturers into Latin America’s largest carriers.