Construction Software Developer Foundation Software Names Michael C. Ode as President

Foundation Software, a leading U.S. developer of construction accounting, project management and scheduling software, has announced the appointment of Michael C. Ode as President. As second in command to Fred Ode, CEO, Chairman and Founder of the company, Mike Ode assumes responsibility for the company’s day-to-day operations.

Fred Ode explained the appointment by saying, “As Foundation Software continues to grow and face new challenges, it is imperative that I bring in fresh, new leadership. Mike is clearly a person for that role.”

Mike Ode joined Foundation Software in 1996 and has held numerous positions at the company, including Client Support Representative and Regional Sales Manager. In 2003, he was named Director of Sales.

During his tenure in sales, the company experienced record-breaking increases in new sales and profits. Over the last three years, as the U.S. construction industry experienced lagging growth overall, Foundation Software reported sales and revenue growth between 14% and 25% each year.

Mike Ode credits the success to the company’s home-grown sales approach. As he himself did, all Foundation Software sales personnel are expected to complete extensive product training and spend at least twelve to eighteen months in client services as a phone support representative and software trainer. Next, they progress to inside sales, where they learn how to qualify potential clients and shadow the sales manager before taking on new sales territories.

“This sales approach has been a great recipe for success,” Ode said. “I feel confident in saying that none of our competitors’ salespeople have a better knowledge or understanding of their products, their companies, or the construction industry as we do.”

As president, Ode said his focus now is on the big picture at Foundation Software as well as helping all departments become more accessible and beneficial to one another. “Increasing revenue will always be my main objective,” Ode said, “but today we are looking at other areas of the company for new opportunities and growth in addition to new sales.”(more)A native of Buffalo, New York, Ode attended the University of Buffalo, where he majored in Economics. He and his wife, Sandy, reside in North Royalton, Ohio, with their 16-year-old son, Matthew. Ode’s hobbies include coaching and participating in as many physical activities as time permits. He competes in several duathalons each summer and has been coaching baseball and basketball for the past eight years. ###

About Foundation Software, Inc. ® - Since 1985, Foundation Software has assisted thousands of labor-intensive contractors with their accounting and job costing. FOUNDATION® for Windows® is a construction accounting software that uses Microsoft® SQL and suits a wide range of construction trades. Visit us online at www.foundationsoft.com or call (800) 246-0800.


Read the complete story ...


Review Article Be the first to review this article
Latest Blog Posts
The Open Geospatial Consortium BlogThe OGC Blog
by The Open Geospatial Consortium Blog
Sponsorship Opportunities for the OGC Climate Change Services 2022 Pilot
Jobs
Assistant Professor in Applied GIS for University of San Diego at San Diego, California
GIS Specialist for Schneider Geospatial at Indianapolis, Indiana
Director, Industrial Machinery Solutions- SISW PLM for Siemens AG at Livonia, Michigan
Product Design Engineer - Softgoods for Apple Inc at Cupertino, California
Senior Highway Engineer for RS&H at Jacksonville, Florida
Upcoming Events
GIS-Pro 2021: URISA's 59th Annual Conference at 701 Lee St #960 Des Plaines IL - Oct 3 - 6, 2021
Autodesk University 2021 | Free digital conference at United States - Oct 5 - 14, 2021
IEC 61850 Week 2021 at United Kingdom - Oct 18 - 22, 2021
Geospatial World Forum 2021 at Amsterdam Netherlands - Oct 20 - 22, 2021



© 2021 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise