Rod Robinson Founder and CEO, ConnXus

Cincinnati startup CEO named to Miami University board

By: Andy Brownfield, Cincinnati Business Courier Reporter

The CEO of a Cincinnati tech startup was named to the board of Miami University by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

ConnXus CEO Rod Robinson was named to the Miami University Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 14 and ending Feb. 28, 2026.

ConnXus offers a platform that helps Fortune 2000 companies connect with and evaluate minority- and women-owned suppliers. Its major clients include McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Sun Trust Bank and Cleveland’s University Health System. Those clients have prompted the startup to expand its platform overseas to help with supply chain diversity in countries like China and Australia.

Robinson rounds out the 15-member board, which still has one vacancy, according to Miami’s website. He joins:

Robinson is the second Cincinnati-area startup CEO appointed to a local university board this month by Kasich. On March 10, Lisnr CEO Rodney Williams was appointed to the board of the University of Cincinnati.