Prior to becoming a founding member of Coughlin Capital, LLC, Francis worked for FX Coughlin Logistics for 10+ years. During this time, he completed 2 international assignments, including time in all Operational and Administrative functions in the business. Francis was integral in leading a major change initiative to professionalize the Owner Operated business as well as the selling and post-integration into Exel Logistics.
As the Director of Strategic Initiatives for WoltersKluwer Health, Francis was responsible for major change management initiatives and the identification and integration of add-on health care software companies. As a member of the WoltesKluwer Health Executive Team, he successfully implemented multiple cross-functional processes and teams to rebuild and streamline the company’s operations and organization.
Prior to WoltersKluwer, Francis successfully developed and launched Coughlin Media Group, a start-up mobile marketing company that was profitable after 2 months. Coughlin Media group integrated the needs of outdoor advertising with local transportation delivery routes.
At Coughlin Capital, Francis was heavily involved in the daily operations of Lumbee Enterprises. His responsibilities included Strategic Planning, Management, and also the complete rebuild of the company IT systems and Operational Processes.
Francis is currently the Supply Chain and Logistics Partner at Coughlin Capital. He sits on the Advisory board of Trigo Group in Paris, France and ITS Logistics based in Reno, Nevada.
Francis obtained his B.S. in Organizational Behavior from Miami University and his M.B.A with a concentration in Finance from the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. He has 3 daughters, resides in St. Louis, MO, and enjoys playing golf and vacationing with his family.