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Kelly Rodriques

Former President & CEO, PENSCO Trust Company

With a proven track record of leading high-growth companies, Kelly Rodriques led PENSCO from 2010 through August, 2016. Kelly’s executive experience spans private equity, software, and communications, with a particular focus on using technology to enable growth. As Operating Partner with Ignition Growth Capital, a private equity firm based in Seattle, Kelly worked with emerging industry leaders to bring a rigorous system of assessment, strategy, and execution to their organizations. As Chief Executive Officer of Novo/Publicis, an internet marketing company, and Totality, a software and managed services provider, Kelly was instrumental in growing annual revenues and successfully selling these companies to Fortune 500 buyers.

Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fresno. He is a highly sought after speaker and is well regarded for his passion and in-depth knowledge on how to use IRA retirement funds to invest in alternative investments. Kelly lives in Marin County, California with his wife and three children and coaches youth sports teams.

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Opus Bank Completes Acquisition of PENSCO Trust Company

Opus Bank Completes Acquisition of PENSCO Trust Company

  |  By Kelly Rodriques

I am pleased to announce the official acquisition of PENSCO Trust Company (PENSCO) by Opus Bank (“Opus”) (NASDAQ:OPB), one of the fastest growing... More »


Need Funding? How Entrepreneurs Can Tap the Power of IRAs

Need Funding? How Entrepreneurs Can Tap the Power of IRAs

  |  By Kelly Rodriques

When it comes to raising capital, retirement funds like IRAs are rarely the first thought to enter an entrepreneur’s mind. An online search for “... More »


4 Regulatory Issues That Will Impact Alternative Investments in 2016

4 Regulatory Issues That Will Impact Alternative Investments in 2016

  |  By Kelly Rodriques

2016 will no doubt be a year of tremendous change for the financial industry and those of us who work with alternative assets. Technology continu... More »


PENSCO Trust Company to be acquired by Opus Bank

PENSCO Trust Company to be acquired by Opus Bank

  |  By Kelly Rodriques

I am pleased to announce today that PENSCO Trust Company (PENSCO) has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Opus Bank ("Opus")(NA... More »


Market Volatility Boosts Demand for Alternative Investments

Market Volatility Boosts Demand for Alternative Investments

  |  By Kelly Rodriques

Editor's Note: Given the extreme market volatility we've witnessed since the start of 2016, we are re-posting this blog that we published in Nove... More »


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