Rod has a wide background in technology but specializes in database programming. He has over 8 years of experience delivering quality customer service to nonprofit organizations ranging from The Jackson Laboratory to The March of Dimes. Working for a wide variety of nonprofits has enabled him to gain experience in the various verticals of the nonprofit sector including Arts & Cultural (New York Public Library), Environmental, Faith-Based (Evangelical Free Church of America), Foundations, Healthcare (Henry Ford Health Systems), Human Services, K-12, and Higher Education (Yale and The Ohio State University).
Prior to joining Zuri Group, Rod worked at Blackbaud, as a Senior Data Analyst responsible for quality database conversions, services, and customizations into The Financial Edge, The Raiser’s Edge, and Blackbaud eCRM. Before moving to Charleston and joining Blackbaud, Rod worked with the Cincinnati-based simulated Fantasy Sports website WhatIfSports.com, Inc. developing web-based fantasy sports games. While his passion and education for technology began very early, it wasn’t until he attended Rochester Institute of Technology that Rod began polishing his programming skillset. Rod graduated from RIT with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. During his time in Rochester, he spent 3 years playing Men’s Varsity tennis and helped captain the team to a league championship his senior year. Other than tennis, Rod enjoys spending his free time playing soccer, supporting Cincinnati sports teams, and traveling.