Rod Smith - President
Rod Smith comes to Health by Design after serving as the leader and managing partner of Costa Solutions, a 25+ year old, 3rd Party Logistics company primarily supporting supply chain and distribution networks with freight unloading and managed labor services. Rod graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, before serving out his commitment in the U.S. Army in Europe, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. After 5 years, Rod left the service as a Captain to enter the corporate arena, learning the ropes through several operational and leadership roles in the manufacturing industry.
In early 2004, Rod joined Costa Solutions in the warehouse services industry, hired by the founder of the company to "learn the business." Within two years, Rod was responsible for all operations of the 175 member company, followed shortly by the family ownership transition from Father to Son in 2007. In 2008, Rod was asked to become a minority partner in the business where he has been serving as Managing Partner since. In addition to managing day-to-day company operations, Rod was also responsible for the leadership and development of all senior leaders and staff, imparting company vision and mission, as well as leading the development, coordination, and implementation of the company’s strategic plan. Costa Solutions, based in San Antonio, Texas, now employs over 700 Team Members across Central and South Texas in multi-site operations and third party environments. Rod has been married to his wife and Mighty Woman of God, Pam, for 21 years, and they have three children, Alex, Allison and Emma. The Smiths reside, worship and thrive in New Braunfels, Texas.