ATLANTA--(Sports Challenge Network (SCN), the premier provider of integrated social-mobile applications and experiences for recreational sports, today announced the appointment of Bruce B. Cox as president and chief operating officer. Bruce previously served as CEO of Callaway Partners, a professional services firm for the financial sector which was named one of the “Inc. 500” fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. during his distinguished tenure. He joins SCN’s founder and CEO Timothy J. Minard and an outstanding executive team as the company continues its strategic drive toward the social-mobile gamification of casual sports.)--
“I look forward to working with Bruce as we create new sports experiences that build and connect social communities through smart devices.”
Throughout his career, Bruce has made significant contributions to businesses of all sizes from start-up technology and professional services companies to Fortune 500 enterprises including McKesson and Cisco. With extensive management experience spanning nearly three decades, he will create tighter connections between SCN’s partners, customers and technology innovation through a sharpened focus on operational, financial and sales success.
“Bruce’s expertise in developing and nurturing successful digital business models and in harnessing the ingenuity and creativity of internal talent will help us sharpen our focus as we move SCN’s business forward,” said Timothy J. Minard, chairman and CEO of Sports Challenge Network. “I look forward to working with Bruce as we create new sports experiences that build and connect social communities through smart devices.”
Under his previous tutelage as CEO and co-founder at Callaway Partners, the company achieved breakaway status in the financial services market. It was named one Atlanta's fastest growing companies for three consecutive years and Bruce was twice honored as a regional finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program. In 2007, Callaway reached No. 14 on the Inc. 500 list and was acquired by Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group.
After successfully managing the Callaway business division following the merger, Bruce has been focused on investing in and advising early-stage technology companies. In 2010, he was the lead angel investor and an active board member in Kahua, which offers a global, cloud-based B2B collaboration software platform with a primary emphasis in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) market.
Earlier in his career, Bruce held numerous senior management positions focused on financial management, sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate operations including work with Ernst and Young in Atlanta.
Bruce B. Cox commented, “SCN’s promising growth trajectory has resulted in more than 100 installations this year alone. This coupled with the depth of the company’s intellectual property, and its vision to revolutionize casual and competitive sports at the crux of social gameplay and the mobile frontier, are just a few of the reasons I’m excited to join the team.”
He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Auburn University. In 2007, he was honored as one of the top 40 graduates of the Auburn College of Business in its first 40 years. Bruce now sits on the Auburn University College of Business Advisory Council and serves on the dean’s executive committee. He has also established endowments at Auburn University designed to support programs in entrepreneurship and family business.
Bruce was designated an Outstanding Citizen and Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Georgia in 2006, and is an active supporter of charitable organizations including the Make a Wish Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
About Sports Challenge Network
Sports Challenge Network (SCN) specializes in creating new ways for people to connect and compete in recreational sports through social, mobile-based technology. By developing industry-leading application platforms, SCN is redefining traditional gameplay for some of the world’s oldest sports and games. Timothy J. Minard, founder and serial entrepreneur, has assembled a team of industry veterans with deep experience in sports, games, technology and digital content from Apple, ESPN, Microsoft, Google, Cisco and Motorola. Privately held, SCN maintains corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and development resources in Silicon Valley.
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