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This profile was last updated on 7/28/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: (480) ***-****  HQ Phone
Rodel Foundation
6720 N. Scottsdale Rd. • Suite 380
• Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
United States

Company Description: The Rodel Foundations were created in 1999 when Rodel Inc. was purchased by Rohm and Haas Company, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals headquartered in...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master of Business Administration
    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts degree , Economics
    College of William and Mary
Web References
Staff | Rodel Foundation of Delaware, 28 July 2014 [cached]
Rex Varner is the Chief Operating Officer at the Rodel Foundation. In this role, Rex is responsible for supporting the strategy and operations of the organization; he also provides strategic support to partner organizations. Rex has private and public sector experience in both technology and operations. Before coming to Rodel, Rex worked in executive positions at Bellwether Education Partners, Teach For America, and the Corporate Executive Board. He also was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, working throughout Africa, and Andersen Consulting (Accenture). In addition, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali. Rex has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Team | Bellwether Education Partners, 6 Jan 2012 [cached]
Rex Varner is a partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a non-profit organization working to improve educational outcomes for low-income students. He leads projects within Bellwether's strategic advising and consulting practice. Prior to joining Bellwether, he was Vice President, Strategy & Administration for Human Assets at Teach For America. In this role, he was responsible for Teach For America's day-to-day operations and strategies with regard to human capital, as well as setting and implementing projects to scale the organization for the long term. Rex comes to the non-profit sector with significant private sector experience. From 2001 to 2009, he was a practice manager at the Corporate Executive Board, where he advised senior executives in financial service operations, and launched programs serving sales and marketing executives at mid-sized companies. Previously, Rex was a manager with McKinsey & Company's Johannesburg office, where he focused on financial institutions and technology in Africa and the UK. He was also a consultant with Andersen Consulting. Rex holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William & Mary. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Mali '93-'95) and resides in Washington, DC.
Rex Varner
Affilate Team - Strategic Offsites Group, Inc., 26 June 2011 [cached]
William L. Beizer | Terry S. Brown | Professor Charles Fine | Robert Galford | Alastair G. Robertson | Dr. Frederick Studivant | Rex Varner
Rex Varner
Rex Varner has over fifteen years of professional services experience. His expertise spans the areas of strategy, operations, sales, and marketing and he has extensive experience advising senior executives in the financial services, metals and mining, biotech, petrochemicals, software, high-tech, and non-profit sectors. Geographically, Rex has lived and worked in Europe and Africa and has regularly led executive workshops in Singapore, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Johannesburg.
Formerly, Rex led several practices at the Corporate Executive Board, including the Operations Council, the Sales Leadership Roundtable and the Marketing Leadership Roundtable. In this capacity, he was responsible for the development of best practices, tools, diagnostics, and executive seminars for companies from around the globe. He has authored numerous studies on subjects such as: the application of Six Sigma to service environments; process outsourcing; and operational risk management. Rex is also a former McKinsey & Company management consultant where he was a member of the firm's Financial Services Information and Technology Group.
Rex holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the College of William & Mary where he earned membership to Phi Beta Kappa.
Andrew Mcilwraith - Strategic Offsites Group, Inc., 26 June 2011 [cached]
Rex Varner
Andrew Shubin, 30 May 2011 [cached]
“We realized that it was the right thing to do and we were in a position to do it, so we did,†said Rex Varner, vice president on the human assets team at Teach for America.
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