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Jeffrey R. Rodek

Senior Lecturer, Management & Human Resources

Areas of Expertise

Leadership Effectiveness
Corporate Turnarounds


MBA, Finance, The Ohio State University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University


Jeff Rodek is a part time faculty member at the Fisher College of Business. In addition, until December, 2009 he was a senior advisor with Accretive LLC, a New York based private equity firm. Rodek joined the faculty of The Ohio State University in July, 2007. Prior to Hyperion’s sale to Oracle in April, 2007, Jeff was the Executive Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Hyperion Solutions, Inc., the global leader in Business Performance Management software and a company named in 2004 as a Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and listed on the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies.

Rodek served as Chairman and CEO of Hyperion from October 1999 to July 2004. Under his leadership, the company experienced a tremendous turnaround. The final three years were especially noteworthy as a result of the consistent quarterly improvement in numerous measures, including margin and earnings per share. Over the course of his tenure, Hyperion increased customer count by 50 percent.

Rodek is a recognized expert and speaker on business performance and related topics, including corporate governance and leadership.

Prior to Hyperion, Rodek served as President and COO of Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale provider of technology solutions, products and services. Before that, Rodek spent 16 years at FedEx, beginning in Operations Research and rising to the position of Senior Vice President, Americas.

Rodek serves on the Board of Directors of Accelrys, Inc., a San Diego based public software company that develops and commercializes scientific informatics software and Resource Interactive, LLC based in Columbus, Ohio. He previously was a board member of Axiant, Hyperion Solutions, Corporate Software, EXE Technology, and Accretive Commerce in addition to multiple Not-for-Profit organizations. He currently is on the Board of Trustees for the Civil War Trust, Washington DC and the Colonial Williamsburg President’s Council, Williamsburg, VA.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys golf and spending time with his family. Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering (1975) and an MBA in Finance (1976).

Contact Information

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Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-8812