Rod J. Giess - President
Rod has over 32 years experience in software development, marketing, and technology sales. Prior to founding SBS, he was an eBusiness Account Executive with Policy Management Systems Corporation (PMSC), a major provider of software and services to the financial services industry.
Before joining PMSC, Giess was the founder and President of Data Results, Inc., which developed and marketed accounting software for the construction industry. In 1996, the company developed the first online marketplace for the building materials trades. More than eighty companies throughout the US used DRI’s award-winning accounting system, sold under the brand name Accelerate, when he sold the company in 1998.
During the 1980’s and 90’s, Giess was a featured speaker at numerous contractor conventions, giving over 300 lectures on industry-related topics throughout the U.S.
Giess started his career at IBM, where he held various positions from Systems Analyst at IBM World Trade, to Marketing Representative for the General Systems Division in Philadelphia, PA.
He lives in Columbia, SC with his teenage daughter and is active in Forest Lake Presbyterian Church and as a volunteer with the Kairos Prison Ministry