Andre Bryan is a successful business owner that specializes in management consulting and technical training in the technology, manufacturing, and construction industries. Andre has over 25 years of progressively successful professional experience, including several years as a combat decorated Officer in the United States Marine Corps.
As the President of APB & Associates, Inc., Andre oversees top consultants and technical trainers to play an instrumental role in the success of several organizations in both the public and private sectors. Serving multiple industries, APB has successfully led complex projects for the Navy, the World Bank, the State of Ohio, Chrysler, several colleges and universities, and many others. The firm has patented software and has been recognized as a leader in developing business technology. Andre’s passion for education has led to the creation of Cleveland Codes, a highly successful computer programming course, Agile & Lean Management training for Senior Executives, multiple Project Management certification courses, and several professional certification courses that have helped thousands of workers advance in their professional careers.
As a serial entrepreneur, Andre is also the Founder and Managing Partner of BridgePort Group, LLC. At BPG, Andre directs and leads a team of professionals in delivering global supply chain management and agile project management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and their suppliers. BridgePort’s services include importing industrial materials, management of global logistics, and warehousing distribution. As a result of his education and experience, Andre assesses international markets and geopolitical policies, strategically sources
suppliers worldwide, and creates financial models to maximize revenues and minimize the costs of global supply chains. Through BridgePort’s technology division, BridgePort Digital, Andre and his team designed the DDP Model to ensure maximum uptime in manufacturing production while minimizing logistics disruption risks. Through his business processes and operations modeling expertise, Andre has trained and coached countless executives in leading teams to deliver profitable results.
Andre’s firms have been recognized as the 2012 Small Business of the Year by the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, honored as one of the 500 Top Small Businesses in 2013 by DiversityBusiness.com, and earned the 2014 FORTUNE Magazine – ICIC 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Business Award (Ranked #7), and selected among 100 U.S. firms to participate in the 2016 and 2017 Small Business Majority Legislative Summit provides input on critical small business issues to leaders of U.S- based multinational corporations, the White House, and Congressional policymakers. Most recently, Andre was selected as a panelist on the U.S. Congressional Roundtable Briefing Series before the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee addressing the potential opportunities and challenges for small businesses under the President’s infrastructure bill. Among other accolades, he has been a subject matter expert on panels for Manufacturing Technology, Smart Cities, Construction Project Delivery, and Small Business Diversity & Inclusion.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Construction Management
• Agile Project Management
• Business Process Improvement
• Supply Chain Management
• Lean Six Sigma Methodologies
• Information Technology
• Training & Education
• Sales & Business Development
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATES
• B.A. Business Management and Economics, Howard University
• MBA Finance, University of Michigan
• JD, Cleveland Marshall College of Law-Corporate Coursework
• PMP Project Management, PMI
• Agile SCRUM, SCRUM Alliance
• Six Sigma Blackbelt, Villanova
• Certificate – Scrum@Scale Certificate – Dartmouth Tuck Business School Executive Entrepreneur Education
• Certificate – Veterans Business Resource Council
• Certificate – Turner Construction Management
• Certificate – Gilbane Construction Management
• Certificate – Presidents Council Emerging Entrepreneur