Edward J. Rodriguez
Chief of Staff
Mr. Rodriguez is the founder and CEO of BPN Capital Group, a Miami based FinTech multi-service firm powered by blockchain technology. He is a serial entrepreneur and commercial finance professional who brings more than 13 years of experience in commercial property management, finance, and entrepreneurship to the team.
BPN Capital Group is currently focused on merging the conventional commercial finance industry and the world of blockchain technologies. Through the tokenization of hard assets, the company demonstrates the real-world use cases of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Through these technologies, it is BPN Capital Group’s mission to help usher in a new era of transparency and decentralization in commercial financial markets, unlocking new growth opportunities in the process.
Prior to launching BPN Capital Group, Edward served as an independent consultant performing quantitative risk analysis on the portfolios of elite investors from 2007 until 2012. During this time, in 2010, Edward launched Blassbooks, an online marketplace for college students to buy and sell books for free.
At the same time that he was organizing Blassbooks, Edward began his career in commercial real estate. During his nine-year tenure in the industry, he was part of an elite team at Cedano Realty Advisors focus in commercial real estate deals before pivoting to focus fully on BPN Capital Group.
In 2013, Edward first encountered blockchain technologies and became an early adopter of cryptocurrency mining in South Florida, successfully devising a method by which to mine despite the heat and humidity of the region.
In 2016, Edward launched a commercial financing firm called DR Triple M Properties dba Be Pro Commercial Finance, which offered direct commercial lending. While running Be Pro Commercial Finance, Edward also conducted a series of free financial education workshops throughout Latin America for the youth. This eventually led to his appointment as an ambassador in the NOHE UN.
In 2018, Edward decided to move on from mining, pivoting his focus into combining blockchain with commercial financing. Shortly after, he shifted his full focus to BPN Capital Group, determined to drive forward the adoption of blockchain technologies for commercial real estate, finance, and art.