PCS leadership helps drive transportation technology
Our mission is to improve the management of ground transportation across the country.
With over four decades in the transportation industry, Frank Adelman assumed a crucial role on the board of directors at PCS Software in November 2023.
Numerous notable accomplishments punctuate Frank’s journey through the transportation and software sectors. Since 2013, he has held dual roles of President and CEO at Transflo and became Chairman of the Board in 2021, consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership.
Before his tenure at Transflo, Frank served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for both the Merchant Services Division and the Transportation Group at Comdata Corp., boasting an impressive $350 million in revenue – specializing in providing payment and information services to the transportation industry.
Moreover, Frank’s extensive background includes a stint as Vice President of Sales at Trendar Corp. This venture-funded company focuses on point-of-sale and fleet data information systems tailored to the transportation industry.
Brett is a senior executive with more than 30 years of proven financial and operational leadership experience and a commitment to driving excellence across multiple industries. Brett has been instrumental in the leadership, growth and success of many companies, most recently CFO at cybersecurity SaaS firm Securonix who sold to Vista Private Equity. Prior to that he was CFO of Main Street Hub (Sold to Go Daddy) and Woot.com (an Amazon acquisition) and held senior leadership roles at organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial ventures to Fortune 100 companies.
He serves as the chairman of the CFO Leadership Council of Austin, has an MBA in Finance from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also proudly served our country as an Army Officer in Somalia and Desert Storm where he earned the Bronze Star Medal.
Brett is married to his wife Tanya for 30+ years, resides in Austin, and has 3 children. His oldest daughter Jessica is a commercial real estate broker in Dallas by day and a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader by evening. His twin son and daughter, Jake and Taylor, are juniors at Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin respectively. Brett enjoys the outdoors, sports, and spending time with his family exploring the world together.
Ted Pardee brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience to PCS as Chief Revenue Officer. Pardee’s success in developing sales teams for both the private and public sector allowed his companies to achieve great success and growth during his tenure. Pardee has direct experience negotiating complicated agreements with Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola and Royal Dutch Shell. In addition to his experience building teams focused on the Global 500, Pardee has also led Sales and Marketing teams, whose customers include the largest cities, counties and government agencies in the world including New York City & State, the State of California, Miami-Dade County, UK Ministry of Defence, The US State Department, USAID and the US Department of Defense.
Pardee began his career in 1992 with a software company in Houston – Telescan, Inc. where he organized the company’s first online and Internet software salesforce. In addition to his business pursuits, Pardee is currently a part-time Analyst & Color Commentator for the University of Houston Football radio broadcasts for Learfield Inc. and is the son of former College Football Hall of Fame member, and NFL player and coach, Jack Pardee.
Yusuf has more than 25 years of experience in product development from startups to global companies. Most recently, he was the CTO of Third Summit with a cloud-based media management platform for production companies. Prior to Third Summit, Yusuf was the CTO of Rand McNally leading the development of transportation products including fleet management, truck navigation and logistics platforms along with tablets and wireless headsets for commercial drivers. In his career, he held various leadership roles in technology companies including HERE/Navteq, JC Whitney, and cars.com. He contributed to 6 patents. Yusuf has a PhD in Computer Science from Northwestern University.
Yusuf enjoys spinning, running and traveling with his wife and their daughter.
Alan Shaw joined PCS in 2021 as Chief Customer Officer, with responsibility for implementations, support, and customer success, as well as PCS’s internal project management office and business operations.
Alan brings 20 years of experience in software and services helping customers to deploy, adopt, and realize value from technology investments. Most recently, he worked for BMC Software in leadership roles spanning Operations, Customer Experience, and Corporate Initiatives. Prior to joining BMC, Alan was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Strategy practice, supporting clients on marketing, pricing, supply chain & operations, and M&A projects. He started his career working for Amoco Chemicals and BP in operational and sales roles.
Alan has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Emory University. Outside of work, Alan enjoys traveling with his wife and two sons, volunteering with his family at the Houston Food Bank, cooking family dinners, and watching Notre Dame football.
Lori Marwill joined PCS as Vice President Controller in May 2021. She is a senior leader in the Finance and Accounting arena with over 25 years of experience, predominantly in Financial Services.
In addition to traditional Senior Controllership roles, Lori has extensive experience in projects related to company consolidations, integrations, system implementations, and workflow design.
Lori is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from Texas A&M University. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and scuba diving.
Responsible for developing and executing the human resource strategy, Julie Harrison joined PCS in August 2020 to help support the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of talent, organizational and performance management. She serves as an advocate for both employees and the business.
Prior to joining PCS, she has been a key recruiting team member at Sogeti, Openlink, P97 and most recently at CGI where she helped recruit 300 professional service employees in a period of 2 years. Harrison joined the PCS team because of the rapid growth potential and that we focused on the transportation and logistics domain during an industry paradigm change.
Harrison holds an MBA from the University of Houston and her BBA in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and she is also a member of the Society of Human Resource management (SHRM). Outside of work she likes to travel the world and see exotic animals, remodel her home, and devote time to her family, especially her grandkids. Labeled herself as a “foodie” she also loves to try new restaurants.
Janice Bailey joined PCS in 2022 and was promoted to Vice President of Demand Generation, with responsibility to help drive new growth in demand.
Janice brings more than 15 years of cross-industry experience to the leadership team of PCS. She has a track record of success in developing revenue-generating strategies, identifying and capturing new business opportunities that has led to continuous business growth.
Prior to joining PCS, Janice was the VP of Sales and Sales Development at PGi and Senior Director of Channel and Direct Sales at NCR. She has had extensive responsibilities at companies that used similar sales and business development models.
Janice attended The Ohio State University and is an avid Buckeye Fan! Outside of the office, you can find her ticking travel destinations off her bucket list, making recipes off of Pinterest, or spending time with family.
John Nelson joined PCS in 2020 as the Senior Director of Quality Assurance and was promoted to Vice President of Engineering in 2023.
John brings more than 20 years of experience in software testing, test automation, and managing high performing teams to PCS. Prior to joining the company, he worked in the financial, legal, and IT monitoring spaces where he also managed large offshore teams in multiple countries. John has a proven track record of improving quality and performance across the board and helping to build secure and scalable software applications designed to meet customer demands.
John holds two BA degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. As a native Texan, he returned to Rice University in Houston, Texas to complete his graduate work, where he earned both a Masters and a Doctorate. He is also an aspiring jazz musician and can be found blowing his trumpet outside of work hours.
Tom Farinacci joined PCS as the Vice President of Partner and Channel Sales in 2022 and brings an impressive background of building relationships and delivering exceptional results across his career. Most recently, Tom held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the West Division at Enlivant Senior Living. Tom’s attention to detail and ability to deliver positive outcomes has driven his success regardless of industry (consumer packaged goods, retail, and healthcare) or function (sales, marketing, ecommerce, and operations). In his current capacity leading Partner and Channel Sales, Tom will look to build upon the impressive grouping of partner integrations across the PCS platform and deliver mutually beneficial outcomes for PCS, our partners, and our customers.
Tom completed his undergraduate degree at William Jewell College and his MBA at the University of Kansas. He also holds Professional Certifications in Strategic Management from the University of Kansas and Digital Marketing from New York University. Outside of the office, you will find Tom spending quality time with his family or out on the Golf course working on his game.
Lora Hillebrand personifies the opportunities for career growth and advancement offered by PCS. Beginning her tenure with PCS in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant, her meritorious performance has propelled her advancement through the organization. Having proven her mettle as an Accounting Specialist, ISO Compliance Manager, HR Manager and PMO Director, Ms. Hillebrand ascended to the current role of Director of Strategy. Before joining PCS, Lora worked for the Woodlands Joint Powers Agency, assisting with The Woodlands Mud Taxes.
Lora credits her achievement within the PCS organization to the company’s supportive and affirming work environment which enabled her to develop a more fulsome understanding of her capabilities and ultimately her career trajectory. Possessing a natural gift for organization and process, Lora earned certification as a SAFe 5 Practitioner, an ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor, and holds two Project Management Certifications. She also retains Human Resources and Technical Writing certifications from the University of Houston.
She also contributed to achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification for PCS in 2018 and was voted 2018 PCS Employee of the Year. A wife and mother, Lora enjoys time away from the office with her family and her Catahoula hound, Lily, fishing on the lake and hanging out by the pool.
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HOUSTON, TX – November 7, 2023 – PCS Software, a leading provider of a transportation management system for shippers and carriers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Adelman to the company’s Board of Directors. In this new role, Mr. Adelman will play an instrumental advisory role, helping the company continue to provide exceptional […]
HOUSTON, October 27, 2023 — PCS Software, an all-in-one cloud transportation management system that Shippers and Carriers use to manage end-to-end business operations, proudly unveils its latest release. This update encompasses a range of enhancements and innovative features aimed at amplifying productivity and elevating the overall user experience. Continuing our tradition of quarterly innovation updates, […]
Brett Brings 30+ Years of Financial Leadership to PCS Software HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2023 — PCS Software, a leading transportation management software provider, announces Brett Bowman’s appointment as its new Chief Financial Officer. Bowman brings over 30 years of financial and operational leadership experience to PCS Software. He most recently served as CFO of Securonix, […]
Yusuf Brings 25+ Years of Technology and Transportation Experience to PCS Software HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2023 — PCS Software, a leading provider of transportation management software, today announced the appointment of Yusuf Ozturk as its new Chief Technology Officer. Yusuf brings over 25 years of experience in product development, from startups to global companies, to […]
An innovative service that enables Carriers to maximize market exposure to Shippers and expand their business opportunities. Houston, July 26, 2023 – PCS Software, an AI-Powered, Transportation Management Platform for Shippers and Carriers, announced the launch of FreightNet, a ground-breaking network designed to foster direct connections between big-brand Shippers and Carriers. FreightNet, a dynamic and […]
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Houston, TX – PCS Software, a leading provider of transportation management software solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Braun to its Board of Directors. Mr. Braun brings over 30 years of experience in the technology and supply chain industries, and his expertise in these areas will be invaluable as PCS Software continues to grow and expand its offerings.
PCS Software has been named a Preferred Partner as the Kuebix TMS solution sunsets and remains committed to helping existing customers seamlessly transition to a system that works for them and their unique business needs. The select grouping of Preferred Partners was identified by Kuebix as “excellent fits” for current Kuebix customers, depending on their […]
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