Glenn W. Thames


Glenn Thames is president and chief executive officer of Decision Dynamics, Inc. (DDI).  He was one of the founding partners of DDI in 1998 and accepted his current position in 2002.  Glenn oversees the daily operation and strategic direction of the Lexington-based software technology company.  DDI provides software products and services to the banking, healthcare, and governmental markets.

Prior to Glenn assuming his current position at DDI, he was a project manager with Unisys Corporation where he developed an enterprise-wide multi-media environmental information management system for South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.  The application supports issuance and compliance monitoring of the agency’s environmental permits and is utilized throughout the agency.  While at Unisys, Glenn was instrumental in developing the South Carolina digitized driver’s licenses system and was system manager of the South Carolina Child Support Enforcement System (CSES).

Glenn left Unisys Corporation for a brief period to take a position with a new technology startup. This opportunity afforded Glenn the unique privilege of playing a pioneering role in the electronic commerce market. Glenn served as chief architect for the new startup that developed and marketed the Automated Loan Machine (ALM). He developed the software architecture which allowed a Closed Loop Loan Process to be deployed in the electronic commerce market. A patent application was submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a patent was awarded. Glenn also designed and developed the centralized decisioning engine which implements the Closed Loop Loan Process and enables ALM operations. The ALM, powered by the Closed Loop Loan Process software, had a tremendous impact in the emerging electronic commerce market, and was the driving force behind the company going public.

Before joining Unisys Corporation, Glenn was systems and programming manager for a large hospital in Lexington, South Carolina. He was responsible for software development and support for all aspects of patient care, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency room, and supporting auxiliary systems.

Glenn and his wife Patricia reside in Lexington, South Carolina. They have two children, both serving Lexington County as paramedics. Glenn is a licensed commercial pilot and enjoys scuba diving, snow skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

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