For more than 20 years, Deborah Cox has helped technology companies develop and leverage trusted relationships with key stakeholders, including the investment community, research firms, and business and trade media. She has held global positions with emerging-growth and established enterprise software vendors where she developed cross-functional business processes and trained executives and staff to recognize and leverage the power of market influencers.
To further advance her understanding of relationships and inter-personal communications, in 2011 Cox completed an M.S. in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, where her thesis was The Impact of Culture and Human Resources on M&A Activity: A Conflict Management System Designed to Support Cross-Border M&A Activity for a Financial Technology Company. Her fieldwork and research focused on workplace conflict, both the underlying causes of internal and external conflicts as well as processes to manage and mitigate the negative impact of disruptive behaviors.
Cox holds a chemistry degree from the College of Charleston, a certificate of Medical Technology (ASCP) from the Medical University of South Carolina and worked in both research and clinical chemistry. She subsequently completed an M.B.A. in Finance and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst certification. Early in her business career she served for seven years as an equity analyst and investment strategist for a technology entrepreneur and his family members.
Cox served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the local chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute in 1998/1999, and served as Co-Chair for AeAbs Spirit of Endeavor Awards in 2002 and 2003. She has been an active member of the Technology Association of Georgia since 2001. In 2009, Cox was a founding member of TAG FinTech, an industry association supporting the large financial technology community in Georgia. She served as Secretary of the organizationbs Steering Committee and led the marketing and communication efforts as TAG FinTech grew to a "Super Society" of TAG.
Cox is a member of Association for Conflict Resolution and spoke at the organizations national conference in 2013 on the topic of addressing lateral hostility in the workplace. She is the author of several articles, including Measuring Communication Competency, The Next Step in Addressing Disruptive Behavior, on the subject of improving communication skills in the workplace.
Cox is an active member of All Saints' Episcopal Church where she currently serves as a facilitator for Sacred Ground. She is also a Trustee for Canterbury Court, a planned living community in Atlanta.