Rubén Rodriguez is chief executive officer at Great Wolf Resorts Inc., an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners LP. Rubén and our management team are focused on accelerating the growth of the Great Wolf Lodge brand and expanding into new markets throughout the United States and the world.
Prior to his current role, Rubén served in senior roles for several hospitality and consumer-focused companies. Most recently he served as executive vice president of ship operations for Carnival Cruise Lines, where he led hospitality operations, onboard revenues, marine operations and shared services across 24 countries
Rubén also served as a partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, where he advised consumer-focused companies on growth and marketing strategies. Separately, he served The Charles Schwab Corp., initially as senior vice president of corporate strategy, after which he assumed responsibility for Schwab’s southeast retail division. He also served as vice president and general manager of eToys International, where he launched the company’s international business unit.
Rubén earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at Princeton University, his Master of Science in civil engineering at the University of California at Berkeley as a National Science Foundation Fellow, and his Master of Business Administration at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.