Rod MacDonald worked as a Vice President of Finance at Dell, Inc. for almost 10 years in a variety of business areas, including serving as Controller of Dell’s Public Business Segment which delivered in excess of 20% of the company’s operating income. Rod also served as the key finance executive for Dell’s Canadian and Latin American operations.
Prior to his work with Dell, Rod was involved in a series of start-up companies, holding CFO positions at ichat/Acuity, the industry’s earliest commercial chat and instant messenger software, GaSonics, a developer of semiconductor process equipment and GRiD, a producer of ruggedized notebooks and pen-based computers. Rod also spent 8 years at Emerson Electric and 13 years with Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri in a variety of controllership management positions. Rod received his BA from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.