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Founding partner and company president, Rodney Olsen epitomizes the best of who we strive to be at Compass Resorts. He is a courageous leader, wise and witty, and naturally inspiring. Born and raised here, this area will always be his home. After graduating from Fort Walton Beach High School, class of 1985, he served 4 years in the United States Air Force, and married his high school sweetheart, Vicki. He graduated with honors from the Fisher School of Accounting at University of Florida, and worked five years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Tampa. Afterwards, he brought his family back home to Destin. He began working with a local resort developer, which ultimately led to meeting the great team who would venture off to start Compass Resorts.
Rodney relishes challenges. Considering we serve two clients simultaneously--property owners and rental guests--the vacation rental business is never without an opportunity to succeed. In this rapidly changing industry, Rodney's approach to leadership includes an openness to change, thinking outside the box, and always making sure we operate to the best of our abilities.
Rodney and Vicki, together with their four children, are proud to call Destin, Florida, home. In addition to being a devoted husband and father, Rodney enjoys recreational boating, fishing, hunting, shooting and freediving/spearfishing. Life is his greatest passion. He is proud to be a part of so many victories, small and large, that have afforded the opportunity for growth for Compass Resorts. He's also proud that, through this company, he is a part of so many families and able to provide a place for individual growth and success.
Alternate dream job: Batman.
Favorite Quote: "Do the right thing even when it hurts," - Anonymous