Rod Bacon

Rod Bacon is the President/CEO of Torchiana.  Rod’s experience as a CEO of private and venture-backed technology companies and in executive roles at Fortune 500 technology companies gives him first-hand experience with what leaders need to succeed.

As a leadership development consultant, Rod’s work ranges from strategy and team-work to working one-on-one with executives to increase their capacity, resiliency, and effectiveness as they move into positions of increasing responsibilities and complexity.

Rod has worked with CEOs, senior managers, and boards of directors of small private companies to multi-billion dollar publicly traded organizations. Over the years he has worked with hundreds of business leaders on their leadership and team effectiveness skills.


His background includes being one of the original founders and CEO of Media Publisher Inc., a venture-funded enterprise software company that grew into a successful organization that was acquired for more than $50 million by a publically traded company. His corporate background previous to this role included executive positions with P&L responsibilities in organizations from Fortune 500 to start-ups.


High-tech, Retail, Medical Services, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Financial Services


Leadership and Team Effectiveness, Executive Presence and Business Communications, Entrepreneurial and Strategic Initiatives


B.S., Finance, Haas School of Business

M.A., Human and Organizational Communications,San Francisco State University

Certified in multiple assessment instruments