Bruce Gillespie: President

Bruce Gillespie has over 30 years in the computer hardware and computer services industries. Mr. Gillespie was one of the two original founders of Tuxedo Technologies Group which was started in 1999. He held executive sales and sales management positions at Digital Equipment, Excell Data and IKON Technology Services before becoming President of Tuxedo. While at Excell Mr. Gillespie was the original Microsoft Account Executive and was instrumental in building Microsoft into a multi-million dollar account. Mr. Gillespie has 15 years working with Microsoft in software services. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration.

 

Rob Gropper: Principal

Rob Gropper has over 27 years of experience in the fields of software and robotics engineering, sales and executive management. Mr. Gropper is a Principal of Tuxedo Technologies Group, Inc. Prior to Tuxedo, he was the founder and President of U-Bridge Technologies Inc. Prior to U-Bridge, Rob was Division Vice President of CA Technologies – NYSE and a Fortune 500 company. At CA Technologies Mr. Gropper’s career was focused in the areas of business applications and systems management software, specifically ERP and data center automation. Prior to his career in the software industry Mr. Gropper held management and staff-level positions in engineering and software development in the field of robotics and industrial automation, including director of robotics engineering.  Mr. Gropper holds a BS in industrial engineering with honors from Western Washington University. He holds 4 US patents issued and additional patents pending dating from the late 1990’s in the field of what is now known as “social networking”. Rob was born and raised in the San Juan Islands of WA which perhaps that accounts for the sand in his shoes. He enjoys sailing, diving, fishing, working with startup technology companies, running, skiing and coaching baseball and basketball…his knees on the other hand don’t like any of it!