Meet Rodrigo Castro, our Technology & Innovation Practice Manager: A passionate individual whose love for technology and dedication to bringing our clients the best in communications services is the only thing bigger than his beard.
Rodrigo always seems to ask for more on his plate, although it could be because of his unbridled enthusiasm for juice cleanses. Although more tech inclined, Rodrigo is Burson-Marsteller’s jack-of-all-trades. As a manager, he supervises LATAM regional accounts, overseeing operations for Burson-Marsteller network offices in Latin America, as well as the US.
Born in Mexico City, Rodrigo is the oldest of two siblings. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications at Tecnológico de Monterrey. During his time there, he ventured into exchange programs at the University of North Carolina and MGIMO University in Moscow, Russia… where we can only assume his penchant for lumberjack beards began. His love for his home culture drew him back to Mexico, where he began working at Burson-Marsteller. He became a manager, overseeing accounts including Sony Electronics, Intel, SAP and Motorola.
In 2012, Rodrigo decided to test new waters and make a move to Burson Miami. His professional attitude, willingness to work with many, varied projects at once and natural leadership capacity is shown through his impeccable work with clients such as Intel, VISA, SONY, Sony Latin America, Alcatel Onetouch, Zebra Technologies and Electrolux.
Throughout his career, Rodrigo has lead client projects from communication strategies for product launches, editorial development, crisis programs and more- all with an emphasis on brand and consumer technology communication. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rodrigo consistently takes his passion for tech to the next level; so much so that he has relayed this expertise into an uncanny ability to lose cellphones.
Rodrigo’s fast-paced work life has carried over into his free time- although we’re still amazed how he manages to fit it all in! When he’s not working with his tech geek-squad at Burson Miami, mastering the art of time-sheets, or holding the record for most cellphones lost in a period of six months, he spends his time traveling, leading the EXATEC alumni association as President and training for triathlons. His hardworking and competitive nature can be seen both in his work and on the dance floor- what more could we expect from a Freddy Mercury fan?
Rodrigo and his wide range of interests and talents exemplify how we strive to “Be More” at Burson-Marsteller. We’re lucky to have him, and encourage anyone to reach out to him to tap into his years of technology communications expertise.