Have you ever wondered how some people are able to disrupt an entire industry that’s been around for a long time?

Ever thought about how Uber was able to disrupt the taxi industry? 

What if I told you that you, as an immigrant, may have that type of an “disruptive idea” already in you? 

This is Polish Peter and welcome to episode 64 of Immigrant Masters Unite.  Today, I have Thomas Odermatt.

Thomas Odermatt is the founder and CEO of Roli Roti–a food truck and food production company based in Oakland, California.   

  Thomas grew up in Switzerland and is a third generation butcher who founded the Roli Roti food truck in 2003, making it America’s very first gourmet rotisserie food truck. Since then, Thomas has grown his single truck into a fleet of six and expanded Roli Roti into a retail brand which sells America’s leading fresh organic bone broth across the nation.   

  Thomas currently resides in Berkeley, California where he lives with his wife, daughter, and dog.

When you listen to this podcast episode, you’ll discover…

  • What is a disruptive idea in a business and how Thomas incorporated this idea into creating America’s very first gourmet rotisserie food truck.
  • How Thomas created a new opportunity in an industry that’s been around for a long time.
  • What is an “obsession statement” and why it’s important to have one for your business.  Listen closely because it will determine the success of your business.      
  • What are the 2 different entrepreneur categories and why it’s important know these 2 distinctions so you can succeed in your business.
  • what is a “late important decision” and why you shouldn’t focus on having an exit strategy at the beginning of your business.
  • plus much, much more…

So, head over to the Itunes or Stitcher right now and listen to the podcast. Once you listen to the episode, share it with others who you think would benefit from this episode.

Show notes:

Recommended books:

Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track–and Keeping It There by Les McKeown

To Reach Thomas:


Polish Peter
Polish Peter

Polish Peter, Dad of 3 Rockstar kids, Founder of 1st EVER Immigrant Mastermind, Marketer & Podcaster. We're looking for another rockstar immigrant entrepreneur to join the IMU Mastermind. Interested? Apply at https://mastersunite.com/imu