President and CEO, Spredfast
Rod has served as the President and CEO of Spredfast for the past six years. His company’s social software connects the world’s largest brands to the people they care about most. Spredfast is the secret weapon of all five major broadcast networks and over fifty percent of Interbrand’s 2016 World’s Best Brands, all of whom are fueling business impact through social. Prior to Spredfast, Rod guided Lombardi Software from an early start-up into a global leader in BPM solutions acquired by IBM in 2010. Prior to joining Lombardi, Rod served as CEO of Mediaprise, Inc., a brand asset management software company; SVP Sales & Marketing for pcOrder.com, a pioneer in e-commerce software and internet content services; and as GM at Mentor Graphics Corporation. Rod earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management. Rod serves on the Boards of Directors for Bypass Lane, Perception Software, the Austin Technology Council, and is a mentor to many technology entrepreneurs.