Bruce C. Pugh


Software Development Executive
              Expert at delivering more with less

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As an Executive in Software Development, have lead and directed teams of professionals for Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations.  Exceptionally good at leveraging resources, priorities, schedules, and budgets to deliver more with less.  Managed teams and projects that built and delivered innovative software solutions aligned with the business, streamlined processes, drove client satisfaction, and user productivity in support of the largest payroll system in the world that brought in $3 Billion in revenue annually.  Responsible for over 30 applications with multiple teams in locations across the country and off-shore.  These teams delivered over 150 software releases a year, from routine maintenance of legacy systems to multi-year multi-million dollar enterprise wide application packages.

Working with senior management on the business and IT sides using cross-functional teams, delivered creative cost saving / revenue generating solutions for new applications and routine maintenance of existing applications, using both custom built software and enhancements and interfaces to enterprise-wide vendor packages.

Expertise in multiple software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies including CMM, RUP, RAD, and Agile ( SCRUM ).  Solutions delivered across multiple platforms; mainframe, client server, and web.


Managing and directing Cross-Functional teams
Project Management Budgeting, planning and forecasting
Team Building, Negotiating, and IT Leadership
Managing multiple concurrent development teams and projects
Staff resource planning
Organizational Leadership
Client Relationship Management ( CRM ) using software and technology solutions
Directing geographically dispersed teams (on-shore and off-shore)
Legacy system integration and re-engineering
Business solutions
Mainframe, Client Server, and Web
System Development Life Cycle Methodologies ( SDLC )
Re-engineering and Sun setting of Legacy applications
Negotiating schedules, priorities, and resources

Delivering Value and Driving Business solutions

ComplyAssistant (Independent HIPAA/IT Security Consultant)          May 2015 – Present Working with health care providers to review and assess their policies and procedures to insure they are in compliance with HIPAA privacy and security regulations for ePHI and HITECH privacy and breach notification policies.

  • Conduct HIPAA assessment and breach notification assessments for health care institutions

  • Review policy and procedures for compliance with NIST Cyber Security standards.

CITS Group, Inc. (Independent Consultant)                        2009 -
A multinational company providing bilateral commercial and technology exchanges, top-tier expert consulting, global talent development, and IT training.

  • Design, develop, and deliver seminars on best practices in IT including, software development and QA organizations, cloud computing, virtualization, software tools, team collaboration, IT Project Management, software development management, and Agile development to numerous companies in Beijing, China. 
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Senior Director)                         Oct 1989 – June 2009  
While at the world’s largest payroll company, progressively promoted from Project Director, Mainframe Development through increasing levels of responsibility resulting in Senior Director, Software Development. Directed multiple teams both in the US and offshore that delivered software solutions for over 30 applications on client server, web, and mainframe technologies.  Applications included, Payroll, Human Resources, Benefits, and many others.  Responsible for client communications, client relationship management (CRM) and direct client feedback and support tools and applications.
  • $12M in revenue retained per year, improved client retention and client satisfaction, through implementation of software enhancements designed to provide early warnings of client dissatisfaction.
  • $500K/year in costs and provided a more robust and reliable environment for the Client Services team. 
  •  6,000 associates supported, 18 regional CRM SQL Server Databases consolidated onto a single environment with high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities.
  •  Significantly improved productivity for over 5,000 sales associates by providing web services linking multiple corporate applications and databases (DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, DataComDB, MYSQL) into a single view including Payroll, HR, Benefits, and
  • Delivered significant improvements in client retention through customized Clarify (AMDOCS) CRM, and Genesys (Telephony) systems.  These applications assisted over 6,000 client service representatives supporting over 450,000 ADP clients from data and service centers across the country.
  • 100% uptime, improved client interaction and just in time feedback via electronic 1 million+ surveys per year. 
Nathan Klein Institute ( NKI )                                        1985 - 1989
The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research is a facility of the New York State Office of Mental Health – one of the nation’s premier centers of excellence for Psychiatric Research.
Deputy Director - IS
Directed a staff of software developers and project managers.  Actively participated in designing and developing the logical and physical data models for a large-scale first-of-its-kind on-line patient care information system for the New York State Office of Mental Health.
  •  Directed the development team that was building and implementing an entirely new technology to the NYS Office of Mental Health, a real time admission, discharge, transfer system using Cullinet's IDMS software and database architecture.
Expertise in delivering patient care, billing, financial, and accounting software solutions for hospitals working for Jones Hosplex Systems, McDonald Douglas Automation (McAuto), Tymshare Medical Systems, and Medical Data Systems.



United States Coast Guard Auxiliary                                    1986 - Present
Active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.   Held various offices and currently the National Staff Officer (DVC-RE) in the Response Directorate as the Division Chief for Operations Projects and Educational Outreach.  At the local level, currently the Past Flotilla Commander of Flotilla 10-13 D1SR, one of the largest and most active Flotillas in the nation, contributing over 60,000 hours of volunteer service in 2016 to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the boating public.

Education & Professional Development