Bruce Cox

Consultant - Flexible Consulting

Strategic Thinker with expertise in Cloud/SaaS, automation, product innovation & business development

Advisor Biography

Bruce Cox is a solutions-focused Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur, Advisor, Consultant and Thought Leader with more than 25+ years of expertise.  Bruce's successes range across informaiton services, logistics, supply chain and technology industries.  Bruce's broad areas of expertise include leadership, team building, coaching and mentoring, turnarounds, IT strategy, Cloud and Saas technologies, product managment and innovation, process innovation and optimization, integration and client relations.

 

Bruce holds a leadership position as a Principal Consultant for Flexible Consulting, where he provides Interim Management roles, Consulting, Product Management and Business Process Automation.  Bruce utilizes his extensive business architect knowledge in logistics, supply chains and new technologies.  Bruce recently served as Head of Technology for Cargomatic, a turnaround story with a high tech logistics and marketplace platform.  Bruce's team managed the 100% cloud platforms and deployed mission-critical marketplace solutions using the best proven technologies from Silicon Valley.

 

Prior to his role with Cargomatic, Bruce additionally led at TransWorks where he served as the Vice President CIO/CTO from 2001- 2008 and Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Strategic Planning from 2008-2016.  Prior to TransWorks Bruce led as the AVP & Chief Information Officer for Triple Crown Services, where he built a team and led the innovative process automation, enabling massive enterprise growth while boosting employee productivity to achive incredible profitability. Many of these processes are still recognized as the industry standard for logistics operations throughout North America.

 

Bruce studied Integrated Supply Chain Management with the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee and Strategic Planning with the American Management Association. He served as Council Member of Conexus Indiana - Northeast Indiana Region Logistics Council.  He also served on the Advisory Council for NEXTRANS Center (led by Purdue University) and as a Board Member for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Indiana Chapter.

Experience

2016 - Present

Consultant - Flexible Consulting

  • Interim Management roles
  • Technology Consulting (Cloud/SaaS)
  • Process Automation
  • Product/Project Management
  • Managed California Team remotely for 3 years. Expertise in Jira, Confluence, Slack & Zoom

2017 - 2020

Head of Technology | Interim Head of Technology - Cargomatic

  • Classic turnaround story, number of employees had been cut 75% prior to when I started
  • Led process automation
  • Company secured $35M in PE funding in 2018
  • Technology platform is 100% cloud based (AWS and many Google services)
  • Core stack - Mongo, Node, React, React Native plus Redshift

2001 - 2016

Vice President (CIO/CTO for 8 years then VP Sales, Marketing & Strategic Planning) - Transworks

  • Launched the company as a subsidiary of a Fortune 500
  • Led innovation and strategy
  • Led Business Process Automation team, which provided a strategic and competitive advantage
  • Led teams that built and deployed solutions directly with customers
  • Transworks managed 6.5 billion in transportation spend in 2016

Advisor Skills

SaaS

Start-Ups

Digital Transformation

Turn Around Management

Product Development

Business Ethics

Business Process Improvement

Application Development

Advisor Industries

Logistics

E-Commerce

Supply Chain