Rodney W. Oliver is the chief financial officer (CFO) of The Port of Virginia and is responsible for all financial aspects of the port, including finance, accounting, treasury management, analytics, and process excellence. He also provides leadership in setting the mission, vision, principles and values for the port.
“I value accountability in order to achieve a greater measurement of success. This translates to providing timely, relevant and accurate financial information to the entire organization.”
Rodney focuses on the big picture and embraces strengthening the organization as a whole rather than fulfilling individual achievements and says a team effort is critical to the continued development and growth of The Port of Virginia. Continuous training to develop diverse skillsets within his team and actively planning for succession, he says, results in a sustainable division that will help the port transition smoothly into its next phase.
“The impact that this organization has on the community is what I find most rewarding and we are working to ensure that impact is long-lasting and positive.”
Before joining the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) in 1999, Rodney served as the CFO for Commonwealth Information Services, corporate controller for the St. Charles Companies and audit manager for KPMG Peat Marwick.
Rodney served as the VPA interim executive director from October 2012 until February 2014. In 2010, he led an engagement team on the $800+ mil lease negotiation for what was then APM Terminals Virginia in Portsmouth; the terminal is now called Virginia International Gateway.
He is a board member for Signal Mutual Indemnity Association, Ltd and the YMCA of Southampton Roads. He is a past chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Finance Committee, and former president of the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Rodney has a bachelor’s degree in business administration (concentration in accounting) and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.