Rodi Guidero serves as Executive Director of Breakthrough Energy, leading the organization that encompasses all of Bill Gates’ climate and energy work. As part of these responsibilities, Rodi also serves as Managing Partner of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a collection of funds and a division of Breakthrough Energy. He remains part of Bill’s private office, where he manages Bill’s interests in strategic personal investments and business relationships.
Previously, Rodi worked at BMGI (now Cascade Investment), the investment office that manages Bill’s assets and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. In this role, he focused on Bill’s investments in early-stage technology companies and venture capital funds. Earlier in his career, Rodi served as the general counsel for two Silicon Valley-based venture capital firms.
Rodi holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from the University of Washington.