Bruce joined Tyler in 2008 as president of the Courts & Justice Division. Under his leadership, the division saw an aggressive expansion of its revenues and services, and in 2016, Bruce was named chief strategy officer for the company. In January 2020, he transitioned to the role of senior strategy officer, continuing to work with other Tyler executives in shaping vision and strategy while also pursuing his passion of working with nonprofit organization Both Ends Believing. Tyler partners with Both Ends Believing to provide Children First software to manage cases, plan outcomes, and place children with loving families. Prior to Tyler, he served as senior vice president of consulting and global and enterprise accounts at BEA Systems, now part of Oracle, launching and leading their service-oriented architecture (SOA) practice. In the early 1990s, Bruce was a founding partner at The Feld Group, an IT strategy and technology management firm that served Fortune 200 companies. An alumnus of Texas Tech University, Bruce has served as chief information officer of several multi-billion dollar enterprises, in addition to serving as chief operating officer and chief executive officer of a publicly held application service provider.