Rod Favaron

Lombardi
Spredfast

As President and CEO of Spredfast, Rod is responsible for overall company operations and long-term strategic direction. Prior to Spredfast, Rod guided Lombardi Software from an early start-up into a global leader in BPM solutions acquired by IBM in 2010.  Prior to joining Lombardi, Rod served as CEO of Mediaprise, Inc., a brand asset management software company; SVP Sales & Marketing for pcOrder.com, a pioneer in e-commerce software and internet content services; and as GM at Mentor Graphics Corporation.  Rod earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management.  Rod serves on the Boards of Directors for Bypass Lane, Perception Software, the Austin Technology Council, and is a mentor to many technology entrepreneurs.

Lombardi Software

Acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM)

Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM). We offer award-winning BPM technology and services to help our customers, partners and government agencies around the world succeed with their process improvement initiatives. Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include AARP, Aflac, Allianz Group, Applied Materials, Aviva Plc., Banco Espirito Santo, Barclays Global Investors, Chiquita Brands, Dell, Financial Services Authority, Ford Motor Company, Hasbro, ING Direct, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Mirant, National Bank of Canada, National Institutes of Health, OAD Groep, Pfizer, PHH Arval, SIRVA, Symantec, UCLH, Wells Fargo, Yale University and numerous governmental agencies.

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Spredfast

Social media management software platform

Based in Austin, Texas, Spredfast provides social media management software that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and measure their social media programs at scale. Spredfast enables more people, in more places, to engage in more conversations from a single platform on supported social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, and popular blogging platforms. Some of the enterprise and agency adopters on board with Spredfast include AT&T, Jason's Deli, Warner Brothers, Whole Foods Market, AARP, AGAIN Interactive, Coty Beauty, HomeAway and WCG.

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