Rod North arrived in the software industry by the somewhat unusual route as an ex skipper on the inland waterways. He noticed the similarity between maintaining the various systems on a boat and the interactions between processes on a computer and progressed from there.
From 2000 to 2006 he worked in the window manufacturing industry - rising to become Group IT Manager of Advantage Windows in Cheshire.
Natural progression then led him to the software industry directly, spending a further 8 years with First Degree Systems, who specialise in manufacturing software. During this time he became expert in report writing and developed the ability to communicate customers requirements to developers and vice versa.
Rod is still heavily involved on the inland waterways and lives with his wife on a replica Dutch barge in the North of England.