California-based startup Cargomatic competes in the local freight-matching marketplace, using technology to connect drivers and shippers without all the back office red tape. The company has rebuilt its C-suite over the last several months, bringing on new talent in the hopes of propelling itself toward further innovation.
The company currently connects drivers and shippers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Chicago, illinois; and throughout New York and New Jersey.
Long Beach, CA – July 18, 2019 – Following a $35 million Series B funding round in late 2018, Cargomatic, Inc. has been busy filling out the C-Suite with a talented and experienced team designed to spur innovation and growth for the local freight-matching marketplace.
“Building a successful company always starts with the foundation, and after our Series B funding last year, my primary focus has been to find the best talent I could and bring them to Cargomatic. With our foundation now in place, we are poised to be a leading provider of local LTL, drayage and white glove services in freight markets throughout the United States and beyond,” said Richard Gerstein, the company’s chief executive.
First to join the new team was Ed Reginelli as Chief Financial Officer. Ed brings over 25 years of experience, managing all aspects of financial accounting, controls, analysis, operations and reporting in complex corporate environments. Before joining Cargomatic, Ed was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company.
The second addition to Cargomatic’s team was Chris Oliver as Chief Marketing Officer. Chris brings more than 20 years of experience leading large and small businesses into and through tremendous growth phases. Prior to Cargomatic, Chris led growth efforts for several well-known transportation technology brands, including Trucker Path, Zonar, and PrePass.
The third addition was Ann Mao as Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Cargomatic, Ann held various senior roles at McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology and specialty care.
The next addition to the team was Sunil Sharma as Chief Product & Technology Officer. Sunil’s breadth of expertise spans platforms, applications, and online marketplaces. Previously, he held product management leadership positions with industry leaders such as Jasper Technologies (acquired by Cisco), Yahoo!, GT Nexus (acquired by Infor), and Manhattan Associates.
The final new addition to the team is Marc Levin as Chief Commercial Officer. Marc is a strategist and business growth executive with over 25 years of experience in sales, strategy development, and innovation covering end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions. Prior to Cargomatic, Marc led revenue growth initiatives at XPO (formerly Menlo Worldwide), Ryder SCS and Americold Logistics.
In addition to the many new faces at Cargomatic, two members of the existing team were also appointed to the C-Suite – finalizing the rebuild and positioning the company for continued exponential growth.
Matt Hogan, who has been with Cargomatic since the turnaround began in 2016, has been named Chief of Staff. Prior to his new role, Matt was VP of Account Management & Business Process for Cargomatic, responsible for managing customer growth and retention. Matt brings 20 years of logistics experience to the team, including 15 years at TransCore where he was Director of Account Management.
Steve Jackson, who has also been with Cargomatic since 2016, has been named Chief Administrative Officer. Steve brings over 35 years of domestic and international supply chain experience focused on operational and administrative areas of the businesses. Prior to Cargomatic, Steve held roles at Beaver Paper & Graphic Media, IntelliTrans, and Imerys.
Founded by a tech entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and a logistics expert from Los Angeles, Cargomatic understands the challenges of local trucking, and we solve them with our technology. By seamlessly connecting shippers and truckers through our marketplace apps and automating all the necessary “back office” work, we help truckers grow their businesses and shippers track their freight in real time. As a single-source freight matching solution, Cargomatic’s mobile and desktop apps provide real-time tracking and full shipment transparency, streamlining the process through which shippers access available truck capacity and trusted, affordable drivers. The diversity and experience of our team, our ideas, and the technologies we build are what give Cargomatic the edge in an industry that still relies heavily on phone calls, email, and even fax machines. Shippers post local freight. Truckers haul it. We do the rest. Cargomatic makes connections happen.
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Association for Supply Chain Management 2019 will be held in Las Vegas in September, and despite what they say about what happens in Vegas, the conversations, meetings, and follow-ups will not stay in Vegas. In fact, we plan to take the valuable conversations and opportunities had at ASCM back to HQ, where we can double down and build on the momentum to bring to you what you need to be successful in this industry.
While we love our booths, we’ll be running the floor at this event. There will be no shortage of exciting topics and conversations, like there are no shortage of Vegas puns in this post, and we’ll be excited to share them with you. Let us know what supply chain topics are most important to you, and which sessions you’ll be attending. Hope to see you there, you can bet we will! (Sorry, had to add one last one!)
When it comes to conferences focusing on the success of fleets and getting ahead of trends, we here at Cargomatic feel like we know a thing or two about disruption! Even without the golf component, we’re excited to make our way down to San Diego to share our thoughts and provide insight into what’s coming next and what we can do together to ensure future success for all parties involved!
We love our booths, but this time we’ll be running the floor and will be more than happy to come to you! Let us know what topics are most important to you, and which sessions you’ll be attending. Hope to see you there!
New ideas, quick-fire demos of new products, and conversations with key industry leaders? We’ve got some of our own, and looking forward to joining in on the conversation!
The Cargomatic team will be agile, roaming the floor and looking to speak to you! Whether it’s looking to learn more about the Cargomatic app, getting a demo, or learning about ways to partner, we have you covered and would love to have that conversation. Just let us know, and we’ll get a meeting time set up with you. See you there!
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Cargomatic Rebuilds C-Suite New Team Designed to Spur Growth & Innovation
Long Beach, CA – July 9, 2019 – Following a $35 million Series B funding round in late 2018, Cargomatic, Inc. has been busy filling out the C-Suite with a talented and experienced team designed to spur innovation and growth for the local freight-matching marketplace.
Cargomatic is heading to the FTR Transportation Conference taking place at the Historic Union Station in Indianapolis, Indiana. Known for being the premier forecasting event of the year, our team is excited to learn and contribute as much as possible to the freight transportation community.
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