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Roderick Boyd

Roderick Boyd

Roderick Boyd is a Director with nearly two decades of experience in M&A and corporate and operational finance. He recently returned to the U.S. from China, where he solidified his track record of delivering actionable financial and strategic insights to business unit leaders.

Representative Accordion engagements span a variety of sectors including Business Services, Software, Consumer, and Healthcare. Rod has been a key member of engagements for portfolio companies of The Carlyle Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners, H.I.G. Capital, and Corsair Capital.

Prior to joining Accordion, Rod was the Director of Finance at AVD Digital Media, a technology startup based in Shanghai, China. As the most senior member of the finance department, Rod managed the company’s FP&A process, cash management, annual audit process, and corporate finance activities. He assisted the Founder in raising over $10 million in funding from VC and outside investors.

Before AVD, Rod spent one year as the Finance & Planning Manager at CIFC Asset Management, a private equity owned $3 billion loan asset manager. He was responsible for maintaining the company’s long-term financial forecast, building loan portfolio cash flow analyses, and managing financial reporting to the firm’s lenders.

Earlier in his career, Rod spent six years in M&A roles from both an advisory and principal perspective. This time included two years as a Vice President in Citigroup’s corporate strategy and M&A Group, executing acquisitions and divestitures on behalf of  the bank, and nearly four years at Morgan Stanley advising clients in the power and utilities, media and technology sectors on M&A transactions, and equity and debt offerings. Rod began his career as an Analyst in First Union National Bank’s commercial banking division, where he provided loans to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. He was awarded an MBA fellowship from the Robert Toigo Foundation.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Something You Should Know

  • Learned to cook authentic Chinese food while living in China
  • Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa


  • Received the Robert Toigo Foundation Fellowship for Finance while obtaining his MBA at Columbia University