Rodney Sampson is a social innovator, serial entrepreneur, investor, author and consecrated bishop. Via his Episcopal affiliations with The International Bishop’s Conference and Kingdom Manifestation, Sampson shapes innovative economic policy and opportunities throughout society and culture.
As a serial entrepreneur, Sampson co-founded Multicast Media Networks [Streamingfaith.com] in 2000 [sold in 2010], Intellect in 2002, Intellect Inspire in 2006 and Legacy Opportunity Fund in 2007 with private equity investments in technology, publishing and financial services. At present, Sampson is building Opportunity Fund, a US based emerging growth fund and crowd funding platform designed to provide underserved and underrepresented communities access to investment opportunities traditionally reserved for accredited and institutional investors. He also serves on the boards of a disruptive technology start-up, a NY based merchant investment bank, home based business and Community Development Corporation (CDC).
Sampson is regularly called upon to advise and speak to nations, businesses, universities and bishops who employ thousands and lead millions of constituents and communities around the world.
Sampson’s published works include Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies To Transform Your Business & Future, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Your Manifest Destiny: 7.5 Words To Transform Your Future, Yes We Will: Solutions For Realizing Your Personal Power In An Obama Era and Blacks and Their Trillions: Introducing Symbiotic Economics. His audio works include Any Day Now: Genesis of Divine Manifestation & Your Manifest Destiny: 15 Audio Mediations To Transform Your Future.
Sampson earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Tulane University in 1995 and a Masters in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2001. He also studied in the Doctor of Medicine Program at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine from 1995-1999. For his dedication and commitment to definitive social causes at such a young age, Sampson received an honorary Doctorate of Ministry from the I.G.F Theological Seminary in 1998.
A strong believer in global reinvestment, Sampson has been a friend of Africa. He has worked closely with The Republics of Namibia, Gabon and Uganda in the areas of trade and development, business development, leadership development and public affairs.
For his contributions to humanity, Sampson was awarded The Phoenix Award – the City of Atlanta’s highest honor – by Mayor Shirley Franklin in 2004. In direct support of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, Sampson, his wife and a group of influencers in 2007 donated more than $50,000 to the King Papers Project, a capital campaign established to ensure that Dr. King’s papers would remain in The City of Atlanta at Morehouse College for generations to come.
Sampson, his wife and life partner, reside in their native home of Atlanta with their children.