Learn More About PDS Executives



Meet our executive team and get to know the leaders of PDS.


Charles Jefferies

Charles Jefferies

President and CEO

Charles has been a senior member of PDS’ management team since joining the company in 1978. He has worn many different hats and served PDS in a variety of capacities, including research and development, strategic planning, consulting, and software customization. In May of 2001, he became PDS’ president and CEO.

Before joining PDS, Charles was a professor at Temple University, where he taught mathematics and was awarded a master's degree.







Patricia Palmer

Patricia Palmer

Senior Vice President and Product Manager

Patricia (or Pat, for short) 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 the technical and business aspects of the company.

For more than 30 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. In her current role as product manager, Pat works closely with clients and PDS staff to gather feedback and guide the direction of the Vista product.




Steve Fitzgerald

Steve Fitzgerald

Vice President, Services

Steve is a seasoned senior executive who 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.

Steve 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.

Steve has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Villanova University and a computer science degree from the Maxwell Institute in Norristown, Pa.



What Our Customers Say

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

Wendy Walker, SPHR, HR Director, Emergency Medicine Associates




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