If you don’t build your own dream someone else will hire you to help build theirs.
— Tony Gaskins Jr.

Over the years

  • Pioneered implementation of technology to include electronic pay-stub processing, real-time online tracking of vehicle shipments and reverse bidding for capacity planning. 
  • Implemented new software methodology (Agile) for two fortune 500 companies.
  • Facilitated management buy-out of FedEx Operating Company back to private ownership. (FedEx Auto Transport)
  • Taught at undergraduate and graduate level for University of Akron and  Indiana Wesleyan as an Adjunct Professor.
  • Guest lectured for the Executive MBA Program at The University of  Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.
  • US Army Veteran (Desert Shield/Storm)

President/CEO

November 2014 - Current

Overall responsibility for strategic direction of a Software Development Company headquartered in Charlotte, NC that focuses on the Specialty Vehicle market and hobby. Director of daily operations, product development, technology implementation & support, sales & marketing and investor relations.

President/Owner

June 2000 - October 2014

Overall responsibility for profit/loss of an enclosed auto transport company. Set strategic direction and directed every aspect of the business. Staff management of 15 operational and support personnel and oversight of 40 independent owner/operator contractors. Reported progress and made recommendations to an investment board.

Passport Transport is a leading transporter of OEM, classic, collector, and specialty automobiles. The company uses custom-designed, fully enclosed trailers for maximum protection during transit with service throughout the contiguous United States. Trusted to ship award-winning concours cars to and from events including The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Passport Transport is the preferred transporter for Bonhams Auctions. Manufacturers entrust Passport with unique prototypes and high end exotics.

Managing Director -

 

Auto Transport

 

February 2009 - July 2010

Sets strategic direction for the operating company and guides each department to achieve goals that align with corporate vision. Responsible for profit/loss of FedEx operating company. Liaison with external FedEx departments including safety, marketing and information technology. Staff responsibility of 14 operational and support personnel. Oversight of 34 independent owner/operators.
Facilitated management buy-out.

 

Senior Manager - Software Development (PMP)


November 2007 - February 2009 

Responsible for software creation, enhancements, maintenance and support for all operational systems including customer facing web, internal customer service and logistics. Staff responsibility of 13 programmers, 3 project managers and 1 business analyst.
Championed organizational implementation of Agile Software Development Methodology

Software Development Manager (PMP)

October 2000 - October 2007

Responsible for software development for the online Auto Quote & Buy Platform.  Staff responsibility for 2 managers and 26 developers. 

Implemented Agile Software Development Methodology at the enterprise level to include development of internal training materials. 

Software Developer

December 1998 - October 2000

Responsible for writing code to support the HR and Finance department.  Used COBOL/JCL for mainframe applications, proprietary language to support Interactive Voice Response system and basic HTML for intranet.

Implemented the first online pay-stub system.

Software Developer

December 1997 - December 1998

Developed and maintained software for the marketing department of Lowe's.  COBOL and JCL on the mainframe.

U.S. Army

1988 - 1997

5 Years Active Duty

Fort Polk, LA & Camp Zama, Japan

4 Years ROTC - Green to Gold Scholarship