Jose “Pepe” Rodriguez is responsible for the sales and operations of The Home Depot Mexico’s 124 stores, online platforms and 15,500 associates. The Home Depot is Mexico’s largest home improvement retailer.
Prior to his current role, Pepe served as vice president of finance in Mexico where he drove the strategy and financial performance of the division. He was also responsible for accounting, tax and internal audit, as well as treasury, payments and credit programs. In addition he was accountable for the division’s real estate portfolio and for providing construction, store planning and building services to all Mexico stores.
Pepe joined The Home Depot in 2001 as a financial analyst as part of the company’s acquisition of Total Home in Mexico. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including financial planning and analysis, merchandising finance and operations. During his leadership of store operations, the Mexico division achieved significant productivity and efficiencies in store processes, workforce operations, asset protection, building services, energy management and specialty services.
Pepe has also worked in the Company’s U.S. operations as director of finance supporting global financial planning and analysis and operations finance. He was also promoted to senior director of U.S. operations with a focus on building services and expense control.
Pepe has more than 15 years of home improvement retail experience. Prior to joining The Home Depot, he worked at Grupo Alfa, Fitch Ratings and Citibank.
Pepe has a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech) and an MBA from Georgetown University.