Rod has a wealth of business experience. Although now retired, he has been a small business owner, where he operated as a financial consultant, small business board member, and as a principal owner.
He has spent considerable time in natural resource industries; in mining at the executive level and farming as a partner in a 1,000-acre seed farm.
Early in his career, he set out on a course to learn personal financial planning through direct experience. In employment as a stockbroker, bank trust officer, and pension specialist, Rod accumulated a hands-on working knowledge of family and business finances.
As a corporate executive, Rod managed accounting departments, formulated budgets, created financial forecasts, managed human resources, and directed corporate governmental affairs.