We start with great people
Strategic Data Systems drives business success through technology.
We believe companies who can efficiently produce, process, find, and consume critical information when it is needed have a significant competitive advantage over those who cannot.
We believe information sharing among employees has great value and highly collaborative teams enhance individual performances.
At Strategic Data Systems, we realize that our strength lies with our team of consultants and their abilities. So it should be no surprise that maintaining their knowledge and skills is a priority. As such, we will continue to invest in our people and stay focused on the technologies required to meet the demands of the market while exploring innovative technologies in preparation of future market demands.
We encourage our team to be strong members of the IT community whether by participating in local user groups, presenting at conferences, or sharing knowledge through appropriate industry publications.
Lastly, we will seek out and hire professionals who are passionate about technology.
Vice President of Business Development
Steve is a seasoned business development professional with over 25 years of experience. Steve has worked in many different industries, always focusing on some aspect of technology delivery. He is actively involved in the software community at large, treated as a trusted advisor by SDS clients, and an advocate to our employees.
David Pledger is co-owner and Managing Partner of Strategic Data Systems. David, an Electrical Systems Engineer and graduate of Wright State University, has both an engineering and computer science background. David worked on many Department of Defense projects early in his career, and eventually focused on database systems and programming. David is mainly responsible for finance, internal operations, and Human Resources at Strategic Data Systems. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and various industry groups. David says, “Our job is to do our very best for each customer while making a reasonable profit on each engagement.”
Keith Stafford is co-owner and Managing Partner of Strategic Data Systems. Keith, a Navy veteran and Northern Kentucky University graduate, has a variety of hands-on experience developing software and administering systems throughout his career. Keith is primarily responsible for relationship management with external customers and organizations for SDS. He is involved with many external organizations, such as National Military Intelligence Association, the Information Technology Leadership Forum, and various boards and industry groups. “Agile is in SDS’ DNA” according to Keith.