Tech Titan: Bobby Harris, Founder & CEO of BlueGrace Logistics

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Bobby Harris founded BlueGrace Logistics in 2009 to help businesses better understand and optimize transportation. With smart analytics and advanced technology, Harris’s organization optimizes the shipping and logistics process while delivering committed service and innovative freight programs to clients.

Tampa Magazine
November 02, 2022

BlueGrace’s clients span a wide range of industries and sizes, making them one of the fastest-growing leaders of transportation management services in North America. Currently, BlueGrace is the 17 the largest private company in Tampa Bay.

The firm provides third-party logistics from 12 U.S. locations, employs upwards of 600 people and has more than 10,000 customers. Harris’s company brought in over $714 million in revenue in 2021, and there’s a good reason why.

Battling inflation, supply chain issues and industry changes, BlueGrace has succeeded because of its constant commitment to helping companies — regardless of their size — ship across the U.S. Utilizing technology to achieve efficient shipping and minimized transportation costs allows small businesses to compete with their larger counterparts.

“We’re a tech-enabled logistics company,” Harris explains. “We help small businesses and Fortune 500 companies all the same. We’re making everybody’s business a little better.”

“We’re a tech-enabled logistics company,” Harris explains. “We help small businesses and Fortune 500 companies all the same. We’re making everybody’s business a little better.”

Harris’s background was in the trucking industry. After working in the field, he realized that the best way to improve the supply chain was to utilize technology to create the most efficient service possible.

Through industry-leading technology, high-level freight carrier relationships and a deep understanding of the nearly $800 billion-dollar U.S. freight industry — BlueGrace has helped countless businesses manage transportation functions and keep freight spending down.

Internally, Harris knows that great company culture is THE key to success. BlueGrace’s company vision is to advance the logistics landscape through new and different approaches while empowering a career for top talent who share its founding principles. As a respected Tampa Bay employer, attracting the top local talent to the firm’s upbeat and engaging workplace is always a priority.

A recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the emerging company category, Harris gives back to the community through membership on the council of governors for the Tampa Bay Partnership and through his advisory council role for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

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