Hi, I’m Norm Pollock, Chief Technology Officer, at Transportation Impact.
fter thirty years in the IT field, some people would ask, “Aren’t you tired of it by now?” My answer is No! Information technology for me remains as fascinating as it was back in the heady early days of the 1980s. Add to this two decades of working with distribution and logistics teams to support their IT initiatives, in which I led many successful technology and business integration projects — including M&A and large-scale ERP implementations — and I count myself fortunate to be in a role that’s perfect for me.
My whole career has been dedicated to helping companies align their technology with business goals and identify and implement process improvements that result in significant cost reduction. Each day, I’m excited to come to work because I get to use my decades of experience and accumulated knowledge — in both IT and logistics — to directly help businesses large and small to streamline their costs. That money they’ve saved they can then use to reinvest in the business or to directly increase profits. Either way, their profitability goes up.
I came to TI in 2016, after 20 years in the same position at Big Rock Sports, and the satisfaction that I get each day from helping our customers save money makes the days and weeks pass quickly.
Another rewarding experience was a decade as a member of the Panorama Technical Council, in which I participated in discussions to help determine the feasibility of potential technology investments. Panorama Capital, formerly JP Morgan Technical Council, is a venture capital company focused on technology-related investments. And way back in the beginning, I received a Micro-MBA from the University of Buffalo and was educated in Computer Science at SUNY Potsdam. I now live happily in Morehead City, NC, with my wife and three daughters.
I’m excited to come to work because I get to use my decades of experience and accumulated knowledge — in both IT and logistics — to directly help businesses large and small to streamline their costs.