Mr. Rode has been with TIBCO (and its predecessor company) since 1995 in a variety of roles. In addition to his general responsibilities as COO, Mr. Rode is the Interim Chief Financial Officer and is also directly responsible for various functions, including finance, corporate development and IT. Prior to joining TIBCO, Mr. Rode was a management consultant with a major international consulting firm, where he worked primarily in the areas of technology strategy and planning and business process re-engineering. Mr. Rode holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta, Canada.