Where are our roots?
Begun as CTS Management Company, Inc., in 1982, our company managed various transportation properties in the southeastern United States. Eventually, CTS leadership recognized that the real deficit was a strong software set to manage an ever-growing profession, and began producing transportation management software in 1986. A few years later, CTS Software incorporated solely to provide dynamic, user-friendly software created in the real transit world. We are headquartered in Wilmington, NC, and have customers all over North America.
Meet the team
As a staff, we strive to build long-term relationships with our customers, and are committed to going above and beyond to learn and grow. Through our history, we have built a close-knit team of professionals who happen to live pretty far apart, and work tirelessly to support our customers 24/7. Here’s a little more information on the faces behind those phone calls and emails!
Chief Executive Officer
Adam Fox has been with CTS Software since 2002, where he has focused on developing strong customer relations, training, and technical support.
Because of his daily personalized contact with customers, Adam quickly moved to overseeing the development of Trip Master. Since the inception of this project, he has focused on combining the simplicity that users love while adding cutting-edge features that today’s paratransit operators require.
Adam serves on the board of the NC Public Transportation Association, and is a certified trainer for all of CTS’s products. Adam has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he focused on management and marketing.
Adam lives in North Carolina with his family and enjoys watching the Carolina Panthers win games.
Chief Information Officer
Lead Software Developer
Bryan joined CTS in 2006, where he has since been the development lead for Trip Master, ParaScope, ParaPass, and all of CTS’ product features.
He currently focuses on building cloud-based infrastructure, development automation, and novel mapping solutions that have brought CTS to the forefront of the paratransit industry.
Bryan started his first computer business at the ripe age of 13, designing websites for small businesses in and around Greensboro, NC. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. After graduating, the university’s Computer Science department hired him to support the Business Application division.
Bryan currently lives in Knoxville, TN and enjoys playing bluegrass music and riding bicycles.
Jon Cooper joined CTS in 2009 as a developer and software architect, bringing more than a decade of experience as a software developer.
Before joining CTS, he owned and managed a consulting company for 10 years, placing and managing over 40 developers in software projects throughout Indianapolis, IN, and surrounding communities.
Prior to starting his consulting company, Jon worked for an array of software consultancies in Indianapolis. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Ball State University, and even today spends nearly all of his free time writing code at his home in Indianapolis and hanging out with his wife and their exotic cats.
Technical Support Specialist
Jon Hooks joined CTS in 2011 as a technical support specialist, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of Trip Master and ParaScope. His is likely the first voice customers hear when calling in with questions and feedback.
Before coming on board with CTS, he worked with SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc. as a route management account representative, and with FedEx’s Ground Delivery division.
Jon holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and lives with his family in Raleigh, where he also enjoys playing guitar and watching sports.
Derek has been with CTS Software since 2010, and is a key player in sales, marketing, support, and on-site training. His dedication to developing customer relationships, along with his positive attitude, reflects not only the CTS Software brand but also the customers using the software in their daily operations.
Derek has an Associate’s Degree in Business with a primary focus in communication. After graduating, he developed a background in all areas of the transportation industry and a keen understanding of dispatching, management, marketing and sales in the paratransit industry.
Derek is also a certified trainer for all of CTS’s products. He lives in Maine with his family and enjoys sports and hiking.
Lead Technical Trainer
Jesse joined CTS as a technical trainer in 2016, and his role includes Trip Master onsite training, online training, and software testing.
Jesse’s positive attitude, product knowledge, and excellent customer service skills translate into effective, enjoyable experiences for clients as they learn CTS’s software in his training sessions.
Jesse attended North Carolina State University, after which he worked in customer service environments ranging from multi-million dollar corporations to small businesses. In 2015, Jesse also finished a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, where he had a wonderful experience meeting new people and going new places.
He is excited to be traveling through the air instead of on foot these days, though he still enjoys hiking near his home in North Carolina.
Tim joined CTS in 2016 as an online technical trainer, and works remotely to train customers and build training materials. His experience with teaching people who are new to technology translates into a user-friendly experience for CTS customers.
Tim was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA., and has a B.S. in Business Management from UNC-Wilmington and Barton College. Before joining CTS, he worked as a community resource coordinator for a center for independent living, working with and for individuals with disabilities on social skills and how to use augmented and assistive technology to the best of their abilities.
Tim lives in Wilson, NC with his fiancé, Jennifer, and their dog, Scarlet, and enjoys fishing, boating, gardening, and watching the Redskins.
Jeff joined CTS in 2017 as a technical trainer, and works with customers online and on site. With an extensive background in sales and training in various industries, Jeff is invaluable in helping customers learn from the ground up.
Jeff has degrees in Communications and Business from Appalachian State University, engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Masters in Theology from Vision International University. Jeff’s big heart and love for helping others make him an ideal trainer and communicator.
Jeff loves App State sports, and has been a full-time pastor of his church for the past 15 years. He is also District Governor of the Ruritans for the state of North Carolina.
He also loves being a Dad to his 3 boys and being married to his lovely wife Rhonda. The family has grown to include his daughter-in-law Julia and one grand-dog, Brewer. Rhonda and Jeff also have 2 dogs of their own and have a great time singing together in a southern gospel music group.
Amie joined CTS in 2013 as the company’s finance director, and manages accounts receivable and payable, all aspects of payroll and human resources, provides backup customer phone support, and maintains customer files and administrative communications.
Amie is the administrative glue that binds CTS together. She brings a 25-year history of accounting, business administration, and sales with an array of industries, and is expertly knowledgeable about the administrative intricacies of small- to medium-sized businesses.
Amie’s precision and integrity exemplify CTS’s focus on strong customer relationships. Amie lives in North Carolina with her family and enjoys camping and fishing.
Eva joined CTS in 2016 as a quality control, marketing, and technical writing specialist. She works with each department to manage document archives, training and marketing materials, and CTS’ website and social media presence.
Eva holds bachelor of science degrees in Communications from UT-Knoxville and Nursing from Western Carolina University. Her experience in healthcare and communications gives her a unique perspective on building B2B and customer relationships.
Before joining CTS, Eva worked as an acute-care RN across the country, a copywriter and journalist, and a sailing deckhand. She currently lives in Knoxville, TN, and enjoys volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her family.