What our customers say...

Why PDS? Vista HRMS did everything we needed, and PDS is a good cultural fit with ours.”

Wendy Walker

SPHR, HR Director, Emergency Medicine Associates


Our Executive Team


Charles Jefferies

Charles Jefferies,

President & CEO

Mr. Jefferies has been a senior member of PDS' management team since joining the company in 1978. He has served PDS in a wide variety of capacities, including research and development, strategic planning, consulting, and software customization. In May of 2001, he became President and CEO.

Prior to joining PDS, Mr. Jefferies was a professor at Temple University where he taught mathematics and from which he was awarded a Master's Degree.





Patricia Palmer

Patricia Palmer,

Senior Vice-President & Product Manager

Ms. Palmer has been an integral part of the design and development of the PDS product, since joining the firm in 1984. Her experience and skills encompass both technical and business aspects of the company.

For more than thirty years she has been a member of the PDS User Group Association Steering Committee, which is responsible for coordinating customer communications and organizing regular conferences. Today, in her current role as Product Manager, Ms. Palmer works closely with clients and PDS staff to gather feedback and guide the direction of the Vista HRMS product.





George C. Brady, III

George C. Brady III,

Vice-President, Sales
and Business Development

Mr. Brady is a 1969 graduate of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a 1972 graduate of Villanova Law School, where he also served as president of the Alumni Association.

Mr. Brady joined PDS in 1993, after having practiced law for 21 years, specializing in business law and intellectual property matters.

During that time, he represented PDS from 1979 until he joined them in 1993. He has held a variety of positions at PDS and has been responsible for managing the sales team and business development since 2000. In that role, he also manages PDS' relationships with third-party software vendors whose products complement the Vista HRMS suite of products.




Steve Fitzgerald

Steve Fitzgerald,

Vice-President, Services

Mr. Fitzgerald is a seasoned senior executive that brings more than 30 years of software engineering and IT experience, some at PDS in the 1990s, along with a proven track record of transforming development teams into world-class technology organizations servicing multiple industries.

Mr. Fitzgerald returned to PDS in March of 2016 as Vice President of Services where he now oversees Professional Services, Hosting/SaaS operations, IT and Customer Support.

Mr. Fitzgerald has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Computer Science degree from the Maxwell Institute in Norristown, Pennsylvania.