The story began back in 1992, when Rod Brown developed “Re-versity©,” a business model that combined cultural diversity and process re-engineering to create breakthrough innovation. The idea was that a diverse team would enrich the creative process and arrive at the best solution. Rod used the model successfully over the next 25 years, leading and working with teams, partners, customers and vendors as an executive at Fortune 500 companies.
Rod founded S/BES in 2012, and we’ve been delivering great business outcomes for our clients while reducing racial disparities and improving communities ever since. Our flagship offering is a workplace inclusion strategy led by nationally-known experts that takes participants from personal insights to organization-wide change.
Rod Brown is a creative thought leader, people-lover and unabashed optimist who believes we’re more alike than not, and can find common ground with those we perceive as different from us.
Rod has over 30 years of executive experience creating breakthrough strategies and inspiring teams to greatness in corporations and nonprofit organizations. Prior to founding S/BES, Rod was vice president of Family Services at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Rod also founded and ran a highly-successful tech services enterprise, after spending 25 years working for well-known Fortune 500 tech companies. Rod’s diverse background has provided him with unique insight into large and small organizational cultures.
Rod currently focuses on implementing sustainable workplace inclusion and eradicating institutionalized racism and other “isms” through a groundbreaking model that has been praised by clients, organizations, employees, and industry experts.