Azad Ratzki of BlueGrace Logistics Named CIO of the Year Honored Spotlighting IT Leaders in Tampa, the Leading Market for Tech Migration

Prestigious honor symbolizes innovative IT best practices to enable business growth

TAMPA, Florida., August 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chief Technology Officer of BlueGrace Logistics, Azad Ratzkiwas named 2022 CIO of the Year, awarded to outstanding information technology executives and leaders in Tampa Bay who have excelled in implementing state-of-the-art business optimization processes and technology applications. Ratzki’s team of more than 50 domestic and international IT professionals uses big data strategy, product innovation, and cybersecurity protocols to expand the organization’s footprint across the blockchain. trillion-dollar supply and logistics space.

“Azad is a visionary with unlimited ideas on interconnectivity, data analysis and systems management. He is a strategic thinker, always looking for ways to improve BlueGrace’s competitive position in the market,” said Bobby Harris, CEO of BlueGrace Logistics. “However, what is most intriguing about Azad is his empathetic nature to those around him. He is generous with his time and knowledge with colleagues and those seeking to learn more about technology.”

Technology leaders were selected based on innovation in IT system strategy and implementation, leadership style and management effectiveness, business value created from IT operations, community involvement and philanthropy and contributions to the Tampa Bay business communities. At BlueGrace, Ratzki oversees the development of the company’s suite of software products and proprietary technology platform. BlueShip®. BlueGrace and its technology platform support some of the nation’s largest supply chains and contribute to the highest levels of logistics technology and integration, partnering and deploying modern technologies with companies such as Uber Freight.

BlueGrace is one of the industry’s leading third party logistics operations in North America develop highly scalable, cloud-based SaaS products to meet today’s supply chain transportation needs. Data science, capacity, availability and customer experience are at the forefront of every decision made. This approach allowed teams to work cross-functionally as a collective to introduce unique methods for customer success.

Ratzki is a tech industry veteran and a well-known entrepreneur in both Tampa and the Silicon Valley tech scene. He has over 20 years of experience creating and building software products, defining technology strategies, managing IT infrastructure and compliance, and working with Fortune 500 companies to solve problems. with creative technological solutions. Armed with this in-depth knowledge, Ratzki works with a team of BlueGrace software engineers and IT professionals to redefine best practices and establish industry standards and protocols for an evolving technology landscape in the logistics industry in general.

Since bursting onto the national tech scene in 2021, Tampa has been the number one city for the tech elite keen to position themselves for new opportunities in a new market, beating New York City, San Francisco, Miamiand Austin. Tampa is responsible for more than 25 percent of florida technical jobs. As the growing metropolis continues to attract the best in technology, BlueGrace hopes to become a talent incubator in Tampa and in its 11 other offices in the United States

“I’m truly honored to receive this recognition on behalf of BlueGrace and the incredible team of professionals who made it possible. As a two-decade industry veteran, I encourage tech players to not not to become complacent, but to always be ready to explore new territory, technologies and solutions; to understand the importance of being a student at heart, a teacher for those who wish to be and an innovator in your discipline,” said Ratzki.

About BlueGrace Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics offers customizable transportation management solutions as a complete service. Third-party logistics (3PL) provider that helps businesses manage their freight spend through cutting-edge technology with an extensive network of established carriers for customers across the country. BlueGrace is based in Tampa where CEO Bobby Harris was named one of florida most influential transportation leaders for 2020. With 12 offices strategically located in major transportation hubs across the United States, BlueGrace serves more than 10,000 customers annually through its proprietary technology platform, BlueShip®, which has a connectivity with over 250,000 carrier providers. BlueGrace is part of the technology portfolio of Pincus de Warburg, a global leader in private equity. For more information on BlueGrace, visit

SOURCE BlueGrace Logistics

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