At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Logistics space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Mathew Joseph Elenjickal
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FourKites
Matt is the founder and chief executive officer of FourKites. He founded FourKites in 2014 after recognizing pain points in the logistics industry and designing elegant and effective systems to address them. Prior to founding FourKites, Matt spent 7 years in the enterprise software space working for market leaders such as Oracle Corp and i2 Technologies/JDA Software Group. Matt has led high-impact teams that implemented logistics strategies and systems at P&G, Nestle, Kraft, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Tyco, Argos and Nokia across North America, Western Europe and Latin America. Matt is passionate about logistics and supply chain management and has a keen sense for how technology can disrupt traditional silo-based planning and execution. Matt holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Chicago.
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About FourKites: FourKites is a supply chain visibility platform designed for transportation into yards, warehouses, and stores.
CEO/Founder of Sleek Technologies
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About Sleek Technologies: Freight Management Saas and Data
Founder & CEO of Transportation One
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About Transportation One: Transportation One is a full-service, multi-modal logistics provider dedicated to meeting the demands of the transportation industry.
Co-Founder & CEO of Koloni
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About Koloni: Koloni is a sharing platform that enables users to own and deploy their own smart lockers, bike share, scooters and so much more.
CEO North America and CRO Industries of KINEXON
Mehdi Bentanfous is the CEO North America and CRO Industries at KINEXON.
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About KINEXON: Real-time location intelligence for the Internet of Things.
Chief Executive Officer & President of North American Corporation
John Miller is a Chief Executive Officer at North American Corporation.
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About North American Corporation: North American Corporation is a highly successful privately held company focused on delivering value to our customers.
CEO of Molex
CEO at Molex
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About Koch Industries, Molex: Molex is a supplier of electronic interconnects.
Co-Founder & CEO of Forager
Matt Silver is the CEO and Co-Founder of Forager, a technology focused solution provider in the cross-border logistics industry. Prior to founding Forager, Matt was a rising star and key leader for one of the top freight brokerages in North America, effectively leading the expansion of their business in both Mexico and Canada. He brings over a decade of industry experience, and invaluable expertise having worked in roles spanning every aspect of the logistics business. Under his leadership and vision Forager is working to innovate and automate the movement of freight across The United States, Mexico and Canada by developing ground-breaking technology that will transform the cross-border logistics industry and offer customers a fast and seamless solution for international shipping.
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About Forager: Forager is a company building technology to automate cross-border logistics.
Co-Founder & CEO of PAXAFE
Ilya Preston is the CEO and Co-Founder of PAXAFE,
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About PAXAFE: PAXAFE builds smart packaging IoT that aggregates critical supply chain data and enables intelligent shipping insurance.
Chief Executive Officer of Coldcart
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About Allstate Identity Protection, Coldcart, InfoArmor: End-to-end perishable fulfillment for eCommerce…right out of the box
CEO of Devbridge
Martin is an original co-founder of Devbridge Group, and his focus today lies in leading the management team, executive hiring and strategic initiatives. He is responsible for accelerating growth and entrepreneurial vision within the organization.In addition to his work at Devbridge, Martin is a serial entrepreneur who is actively involved in the startup scene as a mentor and investor. He can be found advising startups as part of the StartupHighway accelerator, or defining strategy for young companies that incubated within Devbridge Group.Prior to co-founding Devbridge, Martin worked as a project and business manager at Monotype, Air Cycle Corporation and Sarpinos USA. Martin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Illinois.
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About Devbridge: Devbridge is a Chicago-based software design and development company and strategic partner to B2B enterprises.
Founder & CEO of TruckMap
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About Browse For A Cause, TruckMap: The Mobile App For Truck Drivers
Founder & CEO of Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc.
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About Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc.: Intelligent Flying Machines develops systems that maximize inventory accuracy and unleash productivity in the workforce.
CEO of Kitchfix
Josh Katt is the CEO and Founder at Kitchfix.
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About Kitchfix, Kitchfix: Kitchfix creates healthy prepared meals for amazing people in Chicago and surrounding suburb
Founder,President and CEO of Eventric
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About Eventric, Trimite: Eventric is the leading SaaS developer of live event and tour management software solutions.
CEO of Contelligent
Stacey Kacek is the CEO of Contelligent. Stacey joined Contelligent to architect its growth from a collection of interesting products to a customer-centric company who finds ways every day to help businesses achieve their operational objectives. She never thought she’d find containers and what’s in them interesting, but now she’s determined to help unlock the insights within those containers. Stacey has spent her 30-year career in technology companies in the Chicagoland area. Starting as a software developer and rising through the ranks to lead development organizations and later entire companies at Motorola Solutions, SmartSignal (acquired by General Electric), and Microsystems (now Litera.) Stacey has a bachelor’s in computer and electrical engineering from Purdue and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
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About Contelligent: Contelligent offers container monitoring and analytic solutions to help companies gain visibility and control of their container assets.
CEO & President of Coolfire
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About Coolfire: Coolfire builds collaboration software for teams on the move. We organize tasks, communication, and workflow.
Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Yacht Works
Since 2011 i have been exclusively focused on the marine industry. I assumed control of Chicago Yacht Yard, a full-service marine service and storage facility located on the river in downtown Chicago. In a short time, this business was transformed into an industry leader with significant gains in both service and storage as well as adding both brokerage and new boat sales to our business lines. Chicago Yacht Yard is now the Great Lakes regional dealer for Fairline Boats of the UK (www.fairline.com) Zar by Formenti of Milan, Italy (www.zar-formenti.net), Mercury Marine and Comitti boats of Italy (www.comittigroup.com). Chicago Yacht Yard is now recognized as the premier marine sales, service and storage facility in lower Lake Michigan and one of the best in the Great Lakes.
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About Chicago Yacht Works: Chicago boat dealership with new boats, used boats, boat service, boat classes, boat rentals, boat parts & accessories and boat storage.
Co-Founder and CEO of Dash Haul, Inc
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About Dash Haul, Inc: DashHaul.com is a neutral B2B app that connects truckload shipping and logistics companies to a network of location based truck drivers.