Rod has a long history in the hospitality technology space, starting with Webvertising, the company that created the iHotelier Central Reservations System. In 2004, Rod co-founded Whiteboard Labs, which produced the Windsurfer® CRS in 2009. Since then, in 2012, Whiteboard Labs merged with Sceptre to create SHR and Rod has been successfully leading the new company through great growth since its inception.
Prior to his time in the technology sector, Rod spent 10 years in the banking industry where he advised a large number of companies in a wide-range of industries and countries. During this time, Rod was a Vice President in the Latin America corporate banking group of Bank of America and also served as Vice President and Client Advisor in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank in Houston. In that capacity, he advised subsidiaries of multinational companies in corporate finance and investment banking matters.
Rod is a graduate of the Financial Management Program at Stanford University and was a participant in the 1999 Focused Financial Management Series at Harvard Business School. He holds a B.B.A. in Marketing and an M.B.A. in International Business & Finance from the University of Houston.