Brian Cruze

  • Chattanooga US-TN
Brian Cruze



Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Western Governors University

Work History

Work History
Jul 2010 - Present


Groome Transportation

  • Transport customers to/from Chattanooga office and Atlanta and Nashville airports
  • Excellent safety and time record—over 150,000 miles driven accident free
  • Also drove for Express Shuttle/Groome Transportation from March 2002 to October 2007 (part time)
Aug 2010 - Present

Professor (adjunct)

Chattanooga State Community College

  • Taught “Business Today” class (Introduction course covering management, accounting, finance, economics, human resources, ethics et al.) (Spring 2011)
  • Taught “Computer Literacy” class (Office 2007, Windows 7, computer basics) (Fall 2010) 
  • Instructor-Designer for eLearn/Desire2Learn Learning Management System
  • Create and execute lesson plans to prepare students for academic and professional futures
  • Manage eLearn content to streamline tasks and enhance educational experience for students
Sep 2001 - Present

Communications/Webcast Team Member

Collegedale Community Church
  • Assist with evaluation and procurement of communications/Webcasting equipment
  • Perform various IT functions as needed (software installation, troubleshooting et al.)
  • Train camera operators on proper usage and techniques
  • Operate remote cameras for Internet broadcast of sermons and other events
  • Plan and manage teams for efficient setup/takedown for concerts and special events
  • Managed tape and CD duplication processes/teams for sermon distribution
  • Greet attendees at door before services
Sep 2005 - Mar 2010

Manager: Purchasing and Inventory Control

ALC-Collegedale/Collegedale Casework/Advanced Lab Concepts
  • Managed purchasing and receiving personnel and ensured proper procurement and efficient handling of materials 
  • Increased operating efficiency and improved record keeping by refining purchasing and receiving procedures/operations
  • Administered inventory management systems and ensured best practices used
  • Utilized information systems and software (Business Works, Platinum, Visual FoxPro, Excel, Word, Outlook) for coordination with internal and external stakeholders
  • Sourced materials, negotiated pricing, and communicated with vendors regarding delivery of raw materials, hardware, and supplies
  • Communicated daily with manufacturing, shipping, accounting, project management, and engineering to coordinate purchasing and receiving processes
  • Completed “Fundamentals of Purchasing” and “Applied Purchasing Techniques” courses
Mar 2005 - Sep 2005

Dedicated Customer Specialist

Xpress Global Systems

  • Acted as primary contact for AIT, Pilot Air, and DHL Danzas in XGS’s Air Cargo division
  • Assisted customers with shipment changes, billing questions, and account changes
  • Communicated with 35 U.S. service centers in order to research and report the logistical status of national and international shipments
  • Used working knowledge of Xpress Global’s transportation network and AS400 in order to formulate estimated times of arrival (ETAs) 
Nov 2002 - Mar 2005

Retail Sales Representative

T-Mobile USA

  • Acted as Key Metrics Leader for mobile data—updated sales team on changes to mobile data solutions and promotions to increase data sales
  • Consulted with potential and current customers to determine the best mobile voice and data solutions
  • Participated in bi-weekly, online, continuous improvement program
  • Assisted customers with billing questions, account changes, and other needs
  • Received “Power of Excellence” award—August 2003 

Training / Accomplishments

  • Internship with McKee Foods aviation dept.
  • Private Pilot Certificate holder
  • Dale Carnegie Course
  • Fundamentals of Purchasing
  • Applied Purchasing Techniques
  • 5S (lean manufacturing)

Systems / Software


  • Windows
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Visio
  • Visual FoxPro


  • eLearn/Desire2Learn
  • Business Works
  • Platinum
  • AS400
  • MFG Pro
  • SAP
  • CAM
  • On-Target