Cargomatic Hires Tech Executive Sean Whiteley as COO to Steward Rapid Expansion
Fast-growing company is leading the Uberization of the trucking industry
Jun 11, 2015, 12:00 ET
VENICE, Calif., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargomatic announced today that experienced technology executive Sean Whiteley has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Whiteley will be charged with overseeing operations, sales and marketing efforts for Cargomatic as it continues its mission to transform local trucking through its innovative mobile technology.
Cargomatic (www.cargomatic.com) also announced that co-founder Brett Parker will transition to the role of President and Chief Commercial Officer to focus on corporate strategy and enterprise account development.
"Sean's extensive, hands-on background in technology start-ups will prove invaluable to Cargomatic as we continue our mission to modernize B2B logistics," said Cargomatic co-founder/CEO Jonathan Kessler.
Previously, Whiteley was involved in the formation and rapid growth of several start-ups. He was COO of TigerText; VP Operations for the incubator Slingshot Labs (a division of News Corporation); CEO/co-founder of RealtyTracker (acquired by Guthy-Renker); and VP Operations of Xdrive Technologies (acquired by AOL).
Whiteley received his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
"Cargomatic truly has the potential to disrupt the multi-billion dollar trucking industry in a manner that benefits shippers, drivers, and the environment alike. I'm thrilled to be along for the ride," said Whiteley.
Cargomatic is improving the local trucking industry for both shippers and trucking companies by modernizing the way B2B transportation logistics are handled. Local trucking is a $70 billion industry in the U.S., and small-fleet trucking companies handle 80 percent of deliveries in metropolitan markets. Cargomatic's desktop and mobile app streamlines this space by giving shippers access to available truck capacity and trusted, affordable drivers. It also enables truckers to fill underutilized space on their trucks and make more money in the process. The environment benefits too; more efficient driving routes means less traffic and fuel consumption. Since launching in early 2014, Cargomatic has aided the expedition of tens of thousands of deliveries throughout Southern California and metropolitan New York. www.cargomatic.com
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