Rod ensures the accuracy and integrity of the Empire Properties and Empire Eats financial information, as well as oversees all of the accounting functions for the real estate, property management, construction, brokerage and restaurant divisions.
Before joining Empire in 2019, Rod spent 11 years at Implus, a consumer goods distributor in Durham, where he served as Controller, VP of Finance and, ultimately, CFO. He also has experience as an auditor in public accounting at local CPA firms in Wilmington, Delaware, and Raleigh, and as the Controller for a local contractor in Cary.
Rod has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. He is also a licensed CPA in North Carolina and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.