Ples J. Bruce, Jr. '77
Altanta Chapter Trustee
“Focus on your customers and your business will thrive”.
This is the motto Ples has lived by throughout his entire professional career. With over 20 years of professional experience in Sales, CRM and Strategic Planning, Ples has assisted numerous companies including IBM, Baxter, Corporate Resource Development, EyeWonder and Dell in the development of processes and systems to maximize customer ROI and revenue.
For the last five years, Ples has been sharing these same principles and proven techniques with business executives and managers. This has resulted in improved outcomes for Clients such as The Coca Cola Company, INDUSA, Gentiva Health and Turner.
More recently, Ples has developed a series of programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners, based on many of the same proven principles deployed by many large corporations to achieve their customer goals. In essence these programs were developed to help owners and managers, work smarter, not harder, while expending less time, less effort and less capital, to create successful customer outcomes.
Ples earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He served 6 years active duty as a naval officer, including tours of duty aboard the USS Gray stationed in San Diego, CA and as an Associate Professor for Naval Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.