Rodger E. Smith joined Oracle Corporation in 2011 as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit. He is responsible for leading a worldwide team in the sales, services, product development, R&D, industry strategy and marketing for mission-critical applications and services designed specifically for the utilities industry. Prior to joining Oracle, Smith was President of the Enterprise Management Solutions division of Black & Veatch, which included B&V Management Consulting and the infraManagement Group, an Operations and Management provider for utility assets. In this position, he was responsible for developing the strategy, services and the daily oversight of both business units. In addition to leading these businesses, Smith served as a member of the Executive Committee of Black & Veatch.
Smith was also President of Black & Veatch’s Global Marketing & Communications division (2003-2011), which focused on media relations, reputation management, internal and external communications, and company-wide brand and marketing efforts. He also oversaw the company’s Government Affairs unit, which was proactively involved in legislation and policies affecting the infrastructure industry.
Prior to Black & Veatch, Smith served as a Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers (1997-2002), the world’s largest management consulting and professional services firm. As a Director, he was responsible for the development, delivery and marketing of management consulting products and services to the utilities industry.
Prior to his experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Smith was employed in various capacities by Southern Company, Inc. (1981-1997), one of the nation’s largest electric utility companies.