Bruce C. Pugh


Software Development Executive
              Expert at delivering more with less

What I Do

I have extensive experience in leading successful teams of developers and QA and have been actively involved in all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle.  I have successfully delivered projects under both waterfall and agile methodologies with teams scattered across the country and offshore. 

Prior to my tenure at ADP I spent 14 years designing and implementing software solutions for hospitals, including direct technical support to the sales team.

I am currently working as an independent HIPAA/IT security  consultant with ComplyAssistant to provide HIPAA-HITECH privacy/security, Breach Notification, Meaningful Use consulting and assessment services to the healthcare industry.

I have proven skills in managing multiple concurrent projects with conflicting priorities and in negotiating schedules and resources to meet the priority business needs.  I know how to build highly efficient teams.  At ADP I developed,  mentored, and retained a solid team of professionals who averaged well over 10 years longevity with the company, with several team members having over 20 years seniority.

I have had multiple consulting assignments in Beijing, China. Working with the CITS Group, Inc out of San Jose California, as part of a team of experts brought in by the Beijing governments' Foreign Experts Bureau.  I designed and delivered seminars and lead discussion groups on various IT best practice topics including, best practices in IT management and Quality Assurance, software tools, cloud computing, virtualization, leveraging human resource capital, IT project management, multi-site team collaboration, Agile, and IT outsourcing.

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As an active volunteer member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, I hold positions as Division Chief (DVC-RE), a National Staff officer role in the Directorate of Response and as a past Flotilla Commander for Flotilla 10-13 in D1SR.  Flotilla 10-13 is the most active Flotilla in the nation.  In 2016 we logged over 60,000 hours from our 70 member Team Coast Guard Auxiliarists (all unpaid volunteers).

My responsibilities at the National level include managing a team of Branch Chiefs.  We are responsible for editing and publishing the department news letter, creating and developing annual training refresher classes and workshops on safety and best practices for Operations, Telecommunications and Auxiliary Air divisions.  My Team also develops an annual Team Coordination Training (TCT), workshop and maintains the Directorates web presence at

At the local level I am a NJ State and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certified boating safety instructor.  I teach Boating Safety and Seamanship classes in the Northern NJ area that qualify graduating students for the NJ State Police Boating Safety Certificate.  I am currently serving as the past Flotilla Commander.  I am also active in the operations program serving the boating public on Greenwood Lake, NY Harbor, and the Hudson River.  In my 30+ years of service, I have received multiple commendations for my work in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary including the Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal (4 times), Coast Guard Unit Commendation (6 times) and the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation Award (9 times)

Leading High Performance IT Teams to deliver business value through technology and software applications

Delivering a presentation in Beijing China on IT Best Practices  Presenting Seminar in Beijing

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US Coast Guard Auxiliary

Division Chief - Operations Projects and Educational Outreach - Response Directorate(DVC-RE)Bruce Pugh DVC-RE

Past Flotilla Commander
10-13 D1SR

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Challenge coin given to me by Admiral Fagan Commander 1st Coast Guard District
Challenge Coin from Admiral Fagan

USCG Auxiliary Achievement Medal