Bruce Burrows is an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 35 years of success in the higher education, telecom, transportation, and retail industries. Bruce is a strategic leader with a unique combination of strong Business IQ and deep technology acumen. Leveraging extensive experience with business process re-engineering Bruce is a valuable asset for companies seeking guidance on achieving multi-million-dollar tangible benefits in the areas of operations, supply chain, information technology, marketing and merchandising. His broad areas of expertise include operations systems, customer service, inventory, airline, food service, retail, mass merchandising, department, specialty, grocery and drug store retailing, strategic planning, analytics, problem-solving, technology enablement, and change management.
Throughout his executive career, Bruce has held leadership positions of progressive seniority with Sobey’s / Empire Incorporated, Loblaw Companies Limited, Hudson’s Bay Company (Hbc); Dylex Limited; Scott’s Food Services; Wardair Canada, and Ritchie & Associates. In his current role as SVP and Chief Information Officer at Sobey’s / Empire Inc, he is responsible for transforming and re-platforming the entire technology landscape (including SAP and Supply Chain applications), implementing a digital roadmap and resetting the Information Technology Vision and Operating Model.
Bruce holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has served on Global Advisory Boards for SAP, JDA/Blue Yonder, Bell Canada and Watserv.